The easy answer is registering for the exam. Prepare, prepare and prepare. But I am sure, you have some tips not on how to do it but how to pass it in 18 months?
All right, one of the most boring part is ethics. Well, it is boring because everybody who is working in finance has a fairly good ethical knowledge. But applying ethics in your life request courage and not necessarily knowledge. Well, it is not the topics... Why? Because we do not care if it is boring or not (and to a lesser extent if you are ethical...well we encourage you to be... for your own benefit... at the end, you are the one living with your conscious), what we care about it s to pass the exam in 18 months.
So now ethics grab our attention. Why? Because, if it is a given that you will pass in 18 months, then it is easy to score a high score on ethics and you only have to do the job one for all! You get the logic? In part I, II and III, the ethics component is EXACTLY the same.
So instead of saying: "well, ethics is boring, I keep it for this end...if I have time", just do your home work, work this ethic part one for all. And do it for the level 1 (not the 2 or 3). Get the highest mark since the beginning of the journey.Results: Much more efficient. To pursue this logic, if you do not give enough time to the ethic part in Level 1, it might subconsciously indicate you are saying to yourself :"Not sure, I spend some time on this crap as I am not sure to pass the first barrier, level1"
Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. Bertrand Russell
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality. Albert Schweitzer