The objective of this course is to give the participants a very intensive preparation for the 2005 CFA® Level 1 examination. At this course, most weight will be given to Financial Statement Analysis (28% weighting according to the 2005 Study Guide) and Asset Valuation (30%), but Ethics, Quantitative Methods, Economics and Corporate Finance will also be covered. Asset Valuation includes a general section on securities markets, debt and equity investments, derivatives investments, and alternative investments. The final program will closely reflect the 2005 curriculum. The course is designed as a number of fast-paced classroom presentations of approx. 1-2 hours followed by "Quizzes", "Mock Examinations" and intensive Q+A sessions on each topic covered by the curriculum. The Level 1 examination is 100% multiple choice comprising approx. 240 questions with an average of 1.5 minutes to answer each question. Therefore, a major objective of this crash course is to train the participants in reading, analyzing and answering the questions quickly enough! At the end of the course, the participants will receive a "Quizzer" with interactive exam-style questions with commented answers for "last minute" PC-based review before the examination. Historical evidence confirms that this CFA® Level 1 Crash Course significantly improves the chances of success at the subsequent examination. However, participation in this course will not by itself be sufficient preparation for the exam. Participants are expected to have studied the CFA curriculum materials carefully prior to this course!