Beat the CFA

Has anyone without any financial experience taken the CFA? I work in a different industry and I want to take the CFA in order to get hired into a bank. Has anyone done it?

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You don't need to have a financial background, but it could help you a lot, since the terminology and operations of the topic are very advanced financially. I haven't take it but I have experience with the topic and received feedback from Charter holders. My recommendation would be to take the "Investment Industry Fundamentals Certification" at the CFA institute. It will give you a strong understanding of the industry and could be the best base for you to jump into the CFA program. Review the prerequisites and good luck!

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Thank you

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I did it, but it was very time consuming and difficult. Was it worth it. Oh yes

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My friend was a healthcare consultant and she got her charter and then a front office job at a bank. I studied performing arts and passed level 1 and was at front office at a bank

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