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CFA Level 2 and CAIA Level 1 in 16 months
I just received confirmation of having passed Level 1. I understand the significant increase in time commitment/difficulty for Level 2, and am planning my next steps accordingly. Because of my work/personal situation right now, there is no way that I can realistically put in the hours to pass L2 this June, so I plan to take it in June of next year instead.
With that said, I am trying to determine:
*Would it be overly ambitious to attempt CAIA L1 in September, and then CFA L2 the following June? I work full-time but have bandwidth to study nights/weekends. My aforementioned personal and work commitments should be wrapped up during the next couple months, and I will still be able to study to some extent during this time. On the other hand, I have heard people claim that they had to dedicate >1 year to L2, so I'm not sure whether I am overextending by trying to do that and CAIA L1 over 16 months.
*Knowing that I can't register for the 2019 L2 for a while, should I just buy 2018 materials now and start studying? Not sure how much will change between this year's curriculum and next's.
For reference, I passed Investment Foundations (formerly Claritas) in late July after two months of studying and then began prepping for L1 in August. While I understand that these are nowhere near as intense as CAIA L1/CFA L2, I would consider it relevant in that I have some experience with prepping for two exams during a relatively short period of time.
Any feedback that you may have is appreciated.