View Full Version : Skipping C3 for now?
Do you think it's possible to pass C4 not having studied for C3?
12-28-2001, 05:01 PM
12-29-2001, 02:47 AM
Yes, a coworker did. Easy? No.
12-29-2001, 01:08 PM
Yes! I did that because I felt more comfortable with the Course 4 material and I had absolutely no problems. You don't use that much Course 3 material on 4, and you'll be fine if you had some preparation in college or took 120. I passed 4 on my frist try. Unfortunately I had to take Course 3 twice.
01-03-2002, 02:06 PM
I took Course 4 before Course 3 because I felt like it would be easier. It took me 3 times to pass Course 4. This was my first sitting on Course 3 and I got 29 right. I think that the material in Course 3 is definitely easier grasp and can be linked together easier than for 4.
Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards taking 3 (depending on tomorrow's news). It's just that it seems like it's everbodies bane. I'll just have to put in the hours.
A lot of people complain about 3, but I think there's two main reasons for that: 1) "old" folks know it includes old Exam 150, which stumped a lot of folks, and 2) a lot of people are eliminated from the profession by this exam.
If you're a good, serious student, you may not have to worry too much about either of these reasons. 1) Exam 3 is quite a bit different than old 150. Life Contingencies makes up about half of Exam 3. If you do well with the Loss Models stuff, you don't have to "nail" the Life Con. 2) Many people can pass Course 1 based on good college preparation. Course 2, while a pain, really doesn't hold back too many people willing to apply themselves. Course 3 takes a serious effort. This one "weeds out" the folks who aren't going to put in a considerable number of study hours.
01-03-2002, 04:14 PM
Life Contingencies gets a bad rap. It was my favorite exam (what an oxymoron!), and one I found (relatively) easy.
Morals - 1 - To each his/her own.
2 - Cheer up,you may love Course 3.
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