If you are talking about India, I would Categorize the to few CFA coaching Institutes into 3 heads.
Yes, I know the information is available easily on the internet, that’s why kindly go through “My Take” and “Special Mentions” at the end of the answer to get a realistic viewpoint.
Category 1: Approved Prep Providers by CFA institute
- The Wallstreet School
- IMS Proschool
Category 2: The Free Prep Providers
- Irfanullah (IFT)
- Schweser (Free Material)
Category 3 : Other Good options
My Take :
I won’t recommend you to go below these three categories. True, CFA Level 1 can be cleared with self preparation. But that’s the case only if you’re highly self motivated.
And especially if you’re from a non-finance background, free course won’t do a justice to your preparation, given that you have invested 50,000 bucks in your registration.
Category 1 and 2 must be considered if you’ve actually decided to start the preparation.
If you’re looking for a Core-finance job after CFA, go for The Wallstreet School (TWSS) any-day.
Why? The biggest issue is that students don’t really get a job after clearing CFA, because it’s almost theory, unfortunately.
The Wallstreet School is a brainchild of Ex-consultants from McKinsey and Goldman Sachs. They have strong Industry contacts . Along with CFA training, they’ll also train you for What Actually goes Inside an Investment bank.
Many companies (Including Big fours) have recruited their students.
If you’re looking for Self prep, the obvious choices are Schweser, Irfanullah (IFT). Obviously, Self motivation is the Key here!
I’ve tried to be unbiased throughout the answer. However, still if you wish to get viewpoint of other aspirants , switch over to the question Which is the best coaching class for CFA Level 1 in Delhi?
Hope it helps!