Thanks Alexander for raising all these questions....you raised awareness to half of the situation.
By the way. It takes 10 years of study if you only do 2-3 hours of a backtesting/research on WEEKENDS only. If you can sacrifice your time to be fully absorbed with the research, working 10 hours a day without stop the you can finish it within 6 months. I said it above.
P.S. read the previous editions more carefully and attentively to grasp the whole idea of the series.
Cheers. Have a nice day.