CFA Success Stories

When our students succeed, we love to hear about it.

Helping our students conquer a massive goal, such as passing the Chartered Financial Analyst exam, is why we do what we do. We are your Partner Until You Pass. We succeed when you succeed and we don’t charge you extra to help you meet your goals. Read some of the many CFA success stories collected from our students over the years. And when you pass, we look forward to hearing your story too!

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Testimonials from CFA candidates

Your platinum package is indeed the magic card.

A very big thank you to the team at Wiley, you guys did a great work on me. I wouldn’t have passed the 2017 CFA Level 2 exams if not for your beautifully well crafted notes and videos. Your mock exams were actually the closest to the actual exam. Your platinum package is indeed the magic card. Thanks to Peter Olinto, Darren and the rest of the team. Hope to meet you guys again as I prepare for level 3.

Abdul A.
Nigeria

Darren is awesome

Darren is awesome – he knows what will be in the exam, he knows how to teach the class, he makes the online class interactive and is on top of all messages and emails.

Danielle S
Canada

Professor Degraaf really covers the material well and manages the online process effectively.

I really enjoyed the first virtual class. Professor Degraaf really covers the material well and manages the online process effectively. Besides bringing his years of experience in the industry and in teaching, he has a great sense of humor and keeps everyone engaged through the chat box and questions. I’m looking forward to the next class.

Marc T.
USA

When I look back, I find many things played a part for me [passing] for L1. Wiley material is concise and very well put.

When I look back, I find many things played a part for me [passing] for L1. Wiley material is concise and very well put. Your weekend classes were a constant push to stay ahead of the clock. Basit’s Econ videos were unparalleled… Olinto made it a fun filled enrichment to go through his videos. Apart from that the class was really helpful and engaging.

Sameer W.
USA

I was talking to a colleague today and I came to a realization of why Wiley’s course is so much better than the other CFA prep courses.

I was talking to a colleague today and I came to a realization of why Wiley’s course is so much better than the other CFA prep courses. All of the day to day interaction with the WhatsApp group and all of the video lectures and live classroom really keep me motivated and charging ahead… Some of my friends just don’t have that and they struggle – so thank you!

Matt B.
USA

I successfully passed level 1 in December (first attempt), with YOUR help (I mean Wiley) of course.

I successfully passed level 1 in December (first attempt), with YOUR help (I mean Wiley) of course. Darren took me into the group in late August, and he really cared for everyone’s understanding of the material. He was supportive, pedagogical, and always eager to help and make the group laugh. Saturday mornings were such a wonderful experience! A bit like a NetFlix series you don’t want to miss! Cheers.

Marc L-S.
Canada

I truly believe in the Wiley products, and will be recommending them to students for years to come.

I recently got the news that I passed Level 2, and Wiley’s prep material was a huge part of my success on the exam… Thank you so much for all of the support you have provided. I truly believe in the Wiley products, and will be recommending them to students for years to come.

Lindsey G.
USA

The hours of video were priceless and allowed me to pinpoint weak spots and strengthen others.

Daren, I would like to thank you and your teammates for playing a critical role in my passing the level three exam. The hours of video were priceless and allowed me to pinpoint weak spots and strengthen others. I wish you continued success in your future teaching endeavors.”

Patrick M.
USA

I just found out that I passed the Level III June 2016 exam

“I just found out that I passed the Level III June 2016 exam, including getting >70% in Ethics. I think your Ethics videos are excellent, and made a huge difference. And I remember that I could kind of hear your voice in my head while reading the Ethics exam questions – comments from your videos like “so what’s he up to?”. Great stuff!”

Ian F.
UK

I would recommend the Platinum or the Gold package.

“Wiley’s CFA online lectures explain concepts in a simple and intelligent that make it possible to grasp, retain and apply the subject matter in the shortest possible time. I took the free trial and immediately signed up for the course because concepts that I was unable to grasp, despite repeated attempts over a few days, were broken down into 30 minute bits and simplified through Basit’s online lectures. The “add-ons” reinforce the concepts and prepare you well for the test. I would recommend the Platinum or the Gold package. It is exceptional value for money and a blessing for candidates who are working or do not have prior academic background in the tested subjects. I had given up on taking the CFA, but now I feel well prepared.”

Dhiraj
Toronto

Prepared for Level I of the CFA exam with Wiley.

“Prepared for Level I of the CFA exam with Wiley. Used the Platinum course with live online virtual classes. Instructor, Darren Degraaf, is really great and if it hadn’t been for him, I don’t think that I would have passed.”

Radu
Romania

Without your study guide, I won’t be able to achieve such a good result

“I am greatly appreciate your study guide which make me pass the exam with all topics above 70%. Without your study guide, I won’t be able to achieve such a good result. Thanks a lot. Honestly, Elan is really much more better than other study guide provider.”

Chee
Singapore

Awesome and comprehensive notes and mock exams

“Thank you for creating such awesome and comprehensive notes and mock exams…it was definitely worth the wait. While I can’t be positive I made it through I just want to thank everyone at Elan for helping me get through the material and feeling prepared! Words can’t express how thankful for all your hard work in helping me prepare!”

Shobana
USA

Best 1-2 punch

“Your videos are really excellent. I have been telling my co-candidates the efforts that you put in the quality of your products. No doubt, your videos coupled with the study notes is the best 1-2 punch in the CFA third party prep industry.”

Jackie
Bahamas

Concisely written and well presented

“I am delighted to let you know that I passed L2 CFA exams. I used your notes & videos extensively, and found them to be very helpful. They were concisely written and well presented.”

Aravind
USA

Great Work!!

“I want to thank you for a good explanation in the videos and for the good work in general with the reading books…As I mentioned before: Great Work!!”

Ioannis
Austria

I used the Élan Ultimate Pack

“Just wanted to send a quick email that I Passed! I used the Élan Ultimate Pack almost exclusively for my Lvl 1 studies. I know the new question bank will be a great addition to an already solid system.”

Brian
USA

I’m Really Glad to Adopt Elan as my CFA level 1 Partner

“First of all I would you guys to work so well and I really loved your way to prepare a student via mocks. I was amazed to see atleast 25 question in both morning and evening session exactly at same pattern as you guys gave. I’m really glad to adopt Elan as my CFA level 1 partner. I totally loved it.”

Aakash
UAE

Really Helping me Grasp these Difficult Concepts Better

“Your study guides, lectures and practice questions are really helping me grasp these difficult concepts better. Thanks!”

Amy
USA

I love this Prep Course

“I just wanted to say that I love this prep course and that it is great!”

Audrey
USA

Your materials have been Excellent

“Thank you so much! Your materials have been excellent.”

Pearl
USA

Amazing Product

“I just wanted to commend you guys on the amazing product”

Arfa
Australia

I Would not have been able to do it Without Elan

“Hi Elan Guides, I found out yesterday that I passed Level 1, and wanted to thank you for your wonderful product! I would not have been able to do it without Elan. The Study Guides were more clearly and thoroughly (and yet somehow more concisely!) written than the competitors. And the 11th Hour Guide and Mock Exams were fantastic! I took Mocks from all the competition and Elan was by far the best proxy for the real thing.”

Vanessa
Spain

Much More Clear than Other Providers

“Spoke with someone about a week ago and they mentioned how they appreciate feedback. Just wanted to let you know I am VERY happy with the notes. Much more clear than other providers!”

Brain
USA

The Eleventh Hour Guide and the Mock Exams Gave me a lot of Confidence

“I’m happy to inform you that I have successfully completed Level I. I must mention that Elan Guides played a huge role in this. It has been a dream to complete the CFA charter and after much deliberation, I finally took the plunge to give my Level I this June. Thanks to you guys, my preparation was good- the lecture videos, the eleventh hour guide and the mock exams gave me a lot of confidence that I would do well at the exam. That I passed the exam in my first attempt, even as I was dividing my time between my test prep and my job, is definitely due to the complete and thorough training provided by you.”

Sumanth
India