There are two aspects to this question. One cost is time and the other is money. Let us assume we are going the IFTA Certified Financial Technician route and are looking to have CFTe after our name.
It takes years, decades, more than one lifetime to become a proficient technical analyst. I have been using technical analysis for 40 years and know I am still at the start of my learning path. I know my life will be far too short to know everything. this is despite using it daily professionally for all that time. Luckily you do not need all that time and experience to become professionally certified.
If you were to take a driving test today would you pass it? You are a good driver and have been safely on the road for years. But you would probably fail a driving test. But with a little coaching is the skills you must have to pass a driving test, you would sail through. the preparation would have little to do with learning to drive well and safely. It would concentrate on preparing you for the test. This is what our IFTA exam preparation course does for you.
In reality, you may already know much or nearly all you need to pass the IFTA exams. Have you read John Murphy’s Technical analysis of the Financial Markets thoroughly? Are you using technical analysis in your job? Do you do market analysis for your investing? Do you have a timing overlay to your portfolio? Is technical analysis your hobby? Do you go to the meetings of your national society or IFTA conferences? But for one thing, you are probably close to ready.
There will be gaps in your knowledge. Maybe you are an FX trader and have no experience or knowledge of volume theory. Why would you? You will never use it in your work. But you need to know it for the exams. Maybe you don’t believe Elliott Wave has any practical use in investing. But you need to know it for the exam. Maybe you are not very familiar with Point and figure and Market Profile. These are some of the gaps in your knowledge that can easily be filled to the level required for the exams.
The key to passing the IFTA exams is to learn all the subjects required in the syllabus to the level required for the exams – and no more. There is no point in spending your costly time learning these subjects to a depth greater than the level required for they questions you will face. Our exam preparation course teaches you the technical analysis required to pass the exams. No more. It is not a comprehensive course in technical analysis. You will become familiar with the form and wording of the questions you are going to meet on the day. It will not teach you to trade or analyse proficiently. It will prepare you to successfully pass the exam. We can teach you this in quite a short time as long as you put in the work to fill the gaps to the level required.
We can get you qualified with CFTe after your name in as little as six months or part-time study and practice.
Some costs, such as the exams themselves are fixed. Costs can vary depending on where and how you take them. As a guide, here is a common example of the costs.
The IFTA Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) program consists of two levels, with the examinations normally being taken at 12-month intervals but can be taken as quickly as six months apart. There are usually two exam sittings per year. The STA Diploma Part 1 and Part 2 exams are accredited by IFTA, and members who pass both exams are entitled to be registered as CFTe holders (on payment of a $50 accreditation fee to IFTA).
Level I Exam taken at the STA in London. The UK September 2016 STA Diploma Part 1 examination will take place on 21 September in Central London. Deadline for applications to sit the examination is 10 September 2016 and the cost is £300 payable to the STA.
Level II Exam taken at the STA in London. The October 2016 Diploma Part 2 Examination will be held in Central London on 20 October 2016 and lasts 3 hours and the cost is £500
In order to take thew STA exams and be awarded CFTe you must be an Associate Member of the STA. There is a £25 joining fee and the annual subscription is £60. Once you have passed your level I and II exams you may become a Full member of the STA and the annual fee is then £80.
Your exam preparation. One excellent route is to do the STA’s combined package which is reduced to £2695 for early birds from the full fee of £3695. This involves attending weekly evening classes. Details are available at www.sta-UK.org.
The BETA Group eLearning course can be booked HERE and starts on 13th September. The course is run live for two hours twice a week. The sessions are recorded exclusively for attendees in case they miss one or want to listen again. The cost is £1,095 for the complete course for your preparation for Levels I f or the IFTA CFTe exams. It includes access to the recordings of the sessions for your revision. It includes a comprehensive manual. It does not include exam costs which are paid directly to IFTA. It does not include membership of an IFTA society. It does not include the cost of books. You must have access to John Murphy’s Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets. We refer to it frequently in the course. All other reading material is in your manual. Additional one-to-one tuition is available at an hourly rate if required. The course fee is very competitive and allows you to study from your desk, interact and not to have to travel to a major for classes which are impossible to attend. Level II is run on a one to one basis and involves preparing and taking mock exams. these will be evaluated and marked by Trevor Neil. The cost of Level II exam preparation is £1,095. If the Level I and II are booked together, there is a 10% discount.
If you go for the BETA Group eLearning course taught by Trevor Neil, the cost will be £1971. You will need at least John Murphy’s book. you will need to take the Level I and Level II exams (£300 and £500), plus a society membership (£60 pa plus £25 to join).
Please ask if you have any questions either firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange for us to call you. To get qualified this year book your eLearning course starting in September HERE We can invoice your firm or you can pay be card.