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Forum: MAS-I 05-08-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 634
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Posted By ngiletto
I have used TIA for all of my exams so far - not...

I have used TIA for all of my exams so far - not on it's own, but it is a great supplement IMO.
Forum: MAS-I 05-08-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 107,369
Posted By ngiletto
Thanks everyone! I may hold off on buying the ASM...

Thanks everyone! I may hold off on buying the ASM then. I have most of the source material and have purchased TIA, so I will start there.
Forum: MAS-I 05-08-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 107,369
Posted By ngiletto
For those who sat yesterday, what would you say...

For those who sat yesterday, what would you say the most valuable resources were? TIA, Adapt, ASM, Mahler, something else?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-17-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
From my experience, I disagree. My first sitting...

From my experience, I disagree. My first sitting was very similar to a TIA/Adapt exam. Straightforward, "easy." But I just had not put the time in to have everything down pat. After adding 200 study...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-12-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Mahler and SOA 307 brought me from 4, 4, 5 to 8....

Mahler and SOA 307 brought me from 4, 4, 5 to 8. I would say Mahler practice exams did 75% of that and the SOA 307 kept me on track for "normal, easier, simpler" problems. Also general focus on first...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-09-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Don't be depressed, you got this! I got 4, 4, 5,...

Don't be depressed, you got this! I got 4, 4, 5, and finally a pass. Two of my 4 attempts felt like another language. This exam is brutal, but you're going to get it this time.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-06-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Passing candidate numbers are now on the SOA...

Passing candidate numbers are now on the SOA website.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 95,952
Posted By ngiletto
Have you taken C before? It is very much concept...

Have you taken C before? It is very much concept based. The concepts get mixed in Exam questions and it is to your benefit to be very solid conceptually on every topic and do less practice problems....
Forum: MAS-II 03-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,140
Posted By ngiletto
Have you taken C before? It is very much concept...

Have you taken C before? It is very much concept based. The concepts get mixed in Exam questions and it is to your benefit to be very solid conceptually on every topic and do less practice problems....
Forum: MAS-I 03-08-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By ngiletto
What is the difference between the Study Aids and...

What is the difference between the Study Aids and the Seminar Slides, both available on Actex website?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-27-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 930
Posted By ngiletto
I know how it feels, it took me 4 tries to pass...

I know how it feels, it took me 4 tries to pass C. First off, I would say do not spend time on shortcuts. They hardly show up. For example, in all four sittings, I never had a conjugate prior...
Forum: MAS-I 02-21-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 107,369
Posted By ngiletto
If we are planning to sit in October, is it safe...

If we are planning to sit in October, is it safe to buy the ASM now? Or do you anticipate changes?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-17-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
One of the best things I did this sitting was...

One of the best things I did this sitting was REALLY Review every problem I ever missed. I used to go over my missed questions, but right after I missed them. Iíd look at the solution and nod my...
Forum: MAS-II 02-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,140
Posted By ngiletto
I used the 10 short Practice Exams and 1 full...

I used the 10 short Practice Exams and 1 full length. I intended to do all 9 of the full length, but ran short on time. I also has his manual, but as @Outsanity said, it is very long. I only referred...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 95,952
Posted By ngiletto
I used the 10 short Practice Exams and 1 full...

I used the 10 short Practice Exams and 1 full length. I intended to do all 9 of the full length, but ran short on time. I also has his manual, but as @Outsanity said, it is very long. I only referred...
Forum: MAS-II 02-13-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,140
Posted By ngiletto
Having taken Exam C 4 times...I agree. I...

Having taken Exam C 4 times...I agree. I definitely got a few less of the totally obscure questions this sitting, compared to my second and third attempts. (Obscure meaning the topics you wouldn't...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 95,952
Posted By ngiletto
Having taken Exam C 4 times...I agree. I...

Having taken Exam C 4 times...I agree. I definitely got a few less of the totally obscure questions this sitting, compared to my second and third attempts. (Obscure meaning the topics you wouldn't...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Use the Mahler PEs! I had sittings similar to...

Use the Mahler PEs! I had sittings similar to yours. These tricky/out of left field type questions are out there and it’s luck of the draw, but Mahler PEs really prepped me for this and helped me...
Forum: MAS-II 02-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,140
Posted By ngiletto
Take a look at the February thread. Mahler...

Take a look at the February thread. Mahler Practice Exams helped a lot of us! ADAPT is good for grinding the basics, but Mahler takes it to the next level and preps you for the twists and turns that...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 95,952
Posted By ngiletto
Take a look at the February thread. Mahler...

Take a look at the February thread. Mahler Practice Exams helped a lot of us! ADAPT is good for grinding the basics, but Mahler takes it to the next level and preps you for the twists and turns that...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
I really don't think the synopsis on the failure...

I really don't think the synopsis on the failure paper is all that helpful. I got two high two low on my first two attempts, but the opposite of each other. Got a 4 both times. Next sitting got one...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
Couldnít agree more. This morning I woke up,...

Couldnít agree more. This morning I woke up, cleaned my apartment head to toe, did laundry, and felt like a whole new person. Definitely happy, but relieved is a great word for this one!!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
I could not agree more with your whole post,...

I could not agree more with your whole post, especially this!!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 101,412
Posted By ngiletto
I passed by yesterday! 4th time is the charm... ...

I passed by yesterday! 4th time is the charm...

If anyone out there is struggling with this exam, you arenít alone, but I can attest that perseverance will pay off!

The first two times I used...
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