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This blog will document my journey towards attaining the ASA designation. I am a career changer. I currently work in engineering project management but want to become an actuary. I am interested in mathematics and its actuarial applications. I have passed the preliminary P and FM exams. My next target is MLC and MFE in May 2011 and C in October 2011. I have previously passed all 3 levels of the CFA program and enjoy investing. As you can probably make out, i have an affinity for exams
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Finished survival & life table concepts

Posted 12-30-2010 at 02:45 PM by cat060 (Road to ASA)

Finished survival and life table concepts a few days back. It was a lot of material. I am doing every worked out example, quiz and exercise that the ASM manual has to offer. It is very time consuming. I am making a note of all questions that I have missed in each lesson. These are the problems that I shall be working out first once I complete the entire syllabus. I am also marking some problems for rework which I was able to work out on my own but thought were difficult or explained an important...
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Prep strategy and materials

Posted 12-02-2010 at 10:36 AM by cat060 (Road to ASA)

Using ASM 10th edition 2nd printing. Plan to use TIA starting next week

Broad strategy is to view TIA videos, read ASM lesson and do all ASM problems.

Goal is to finish ASM and TIA once by March 20

Using TIA currently. Also plan to work AB problems and exams.

Broad strategy is to watch TIA videos, work example and end of chapter TIA problems, work AB problems for each chapter

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MLC and MFE Prep Started

Posted 12-02-2010 at 10:25 AM by cat060 (Road to ASA)

Planning to take MLC, MFE in May 2011. Started preparing in November. Not putting in regular hours yet but plan to stick to a study schedule soon.
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