I'm taking the CFA test this Saturday and I think I'm on the border in terms of being prepared.
Looking back I should have bought the notes from the start, rather than buying the books. I tend to do better by reading the material myself and then writing my own notes, but for this test there is just way too much information to cover! I think if I had bought the notes to begin with, I would be feeling really confident right now.
Now I'm a little shaky. There are 18 sections of different weightings and I'm good with some of them. I'm spending this week reviewing the harder sections and making sure I know how to use the specific type of calculator (some of the keys are different).
The sections I need to work on: Ethics (just because this is probably worth the most), the second part of the math section (I still hate hypothesis tests!), and the financial accounting parts.
I want to read through the econ sections and make sure I know the equations. I think I'm ready in the corporate, equity, securities markets, and fixed income sections. It's definitely going to be a challenge, but I'm going to try my best. I figured if I don't pass it might be better in the long run because then I will put an extra 6 months of studying into these topics and form a strong foundation.
But I rather pass!