I am pretty sure there are a few in here that hold the designated CFA title. I want to get a taste of the material even though I feel exam 1 will not give me too much trouble given my background. My colleague informed me that I should prep first by taking a look at the notes first, SchweserNotes @Kaplan. I understand that once you sign up for the exam, you will be mailed the more in depth material to read on. Really want to order the notes, but was wondering if there are cheaper alternatives. I do not trust eBay, and dislike ebooks/DVDs. Would I be fine ordering a older version 2011 instead of the current? Or is this subject dependent on the most current material out? I am just trying to find a good deal on SchweserNotes looking forward to this coming spring for exam 1. Get the notes (and if so, could anyone suggest somewhere cheap?) or just register and study the reading material provided?