CAIA Part 1

Course Fee

4900

Class Duration

48 Hours

Sessions

24

No of Weeks

12 Weeks

Course Calendar

External financial reporting decisions

Timing:Feb 1st (9AM to 6PM) Feb 2nd (9AM to 6PM)

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Planning, budgeting and forecasting

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Performance
management

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Cost
management

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Internal
controls

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Overview

What is CAIA L1?

CAIA L1 – Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst is a finance profession certification test.
CAIA L1 is the 1st level of the 2-part CAIA exam. CAIA is the highest distinction in the Alternative Investment management profession.

Who Conducts CAIA L1?

CAIA L1 is administered by CAIA Association, a private nonprofit organization in USA

What is the test duration of the CAIA L1?

CAIA L1 test is for a duration of 4 hours and 30 minutes. The test is split into two sections.

· First Section – 2 hours.

· Optional Break – 0.5 Hour

· Second Section – 2 hours.

How many questions are there on CAIA L1?

A total of 200 questions are there on the CAIA L1.

· First Section – 100 questions

· Second Section – 100 questions

What is the score distribution of CAIA L1?

The score distribution of CAIA L1 in each section is as follows

· Correct Answer – 1 Point

· In Correct Answer / Unanswered – 0 Point

What is the General Test Structure and Time Allowed for CAIA L1?

· First Section – 100 questions, 2 hours

· Second Section – 100 questions, 2 hours

What is the question pattern?

For the CAIA L1, the question pattern is divided as follows

· First Section – Multiple-choice Questions

· Second Section – Multiple-choice Questions

What are the topics & its weightage in CAIA L1?

As mentioned earlier, CAIA L1 is divided into Following topics.

· Professional Standards and Ethics

· Introduction to Alternative Investments

· Real Assets

· Hedge Funds

· Private Equity

· Structured Products

· Risk Management and Portfolio Management

What is the CAIA L1 test environment?

CAIA L1 is a paper-based test

When is the CAIA L1 score published?

Since CAIA L1 is a paper-based test, it requires time for scoring, the official test score would be available 6 weeks after the last exam date.

Can I cancel the CAIA L1 test scores after taking the test?

No

How long is CAIA L1 pass result valid?

There is no specific validity period or expiry date. A candidate can administer the test in any year on the test dates and avail as many years of gap he wants between two levels.

How many times is the CAIA L1 administered in a year?

CAIA L1 is a paper-based test administered 2 times in a year in the UAE.

Test Date Registration Opens Early Registration Registration Closes
2nd – 13th September 2019 1st April 2019 13th May 2019 5th Aug 2019
2nd – 13th March 2020 1st October 2019 13th November 2019 5th Feb 2020

Eligibility criteria for CAIA L1?

Meet one of the two requirements:

· Obtain a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a minimum of one year of professional experience

· Have a minimum of four years of professional experience, which is defined as full-time employment in a professional capacity with the regulatory, banking, financial, or related fields

How many times can the candidate take CAIA L1?

In a span of one year, the student is entitled to take CAIA L1 two times.

Should I write CAIA L1 first or CAIA L2 first or write both on the same day?

Candidates attempting to write CAIA tests have only – 1 option:

A candidate administers CAIA L1 test on any of the days during the test window and awaits results. After a candidate clears CAIA Level1, he is eligible to write CAIA L2.

One cannot write both the levels in the same month of the test window. One cannot Write CAIA L2 first and then attempt CAIA L1

What are the benefits of CAIA L1?

Successfully completing CAIA L1 is the beginning of your career in the field of finance. One will be able to find internship positions or a junior analyst job with the CAIA L1 qualification. But keep in mind that completing L2, L3 and finally obtaining the charter is the ticket into the big leagues.

What is the CAIA L1 Exams Fees Structure?

· Program Enrollment (one-time fee) US $400

· Level I Exam Registration US $1250

· Level II Exam Registration US $1250

· Annual Membership Dues US $350; US $650/2-years

//https://www.caia.org/programs/the-caia-charter

How to register for CAIA L1?

Interested candidates may register for CAIA L1 online. The candidate may follow the online registration process –
· The candidate should create an account in the caia.org website

· Complete the registration form

· Make a onetime payment of $400 for CAIA L1 Program Enrollment

· Select the Date and Location for CAIA L1 Test

· Make a payment for CAIA L1 exam fee ($1250)

Where is the test center for CAIA L1 in UAE?

1) Sharjah Expo Center

Course Syllabus

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