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05-29-2002, 08:06 PM
What study guides do y'all believe are the best for courses 2 and 3? Any feedback is appreciated.
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05-30-2002, 08:20 AM
CSM worked well for Course 2, while Actex was a waste of paper.
For Course 3, it was the other way around.
HTP for Course 3 is a good idea. I only used the Life Contingencies portion, but that was extremely beneficial.
05-30-2002, 08:44 AM
When I took them, this is what I thought:
Course 2: Read books (really necessary IMO), work through CSM, work through Actex Interest Theory Problems. Download old CAS 5A and 5B exams from the casact.org website to get old sample exams.
Course 3: Work through Actex (Gauger's manual), work through Batten's review guide (especially in conjunction with his seminar -- sometimes his explanations are hard to follow if you can't hear him reminding you of a trick). Books are less helpful here, though I did read them through once to get a feeling for what was there.
05-30-2002, 09:48 AM
Is the Course 2 Temple study guide any good? I liked their course one study guide so I was thinking about buying their course two material. Any one strongly dislike them?
05-30-2002, 10:08 AM
Course 2: Expect to read Finance and Price Theory textbooks. For interest theory, Broverman's seminar notes were excellent, but Actex works well too. Macro is just tough. The only place I learned Macro from was a seminar.
Course 3: Arch, Arch, Arch! I rave about as do many others that tried it last semester. You can download the first chapter at http://www.archactuarial.com. If you like the style, then buy it. You may also want a second book with more exercises in it, at least if this isn't your first time.
05-30-2002, 10:15 PM
A quick question for course 2, as the suggested texts are Finance, Price Theory, and Theory of Interest, which text will actually cover micro and macro economics? If none of the above, will Temple Actuarial Institute Micro and Macroecon cover enough for the exam?
05-31-2002, 12:44 AM
Price Theory is micro. Macro comes from a study note which can be downloaded from the SOA's website (at least that was the case when I took C2). The Price Theory book is great. The macro study note is hard to crack. You would probably need help from some study manual.
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