Prereqs and potentially familiar topics. Everything is covered in a good manual, such as CA.
Calculus:  The integral
 Finite and infinite geometric sums
 Basic "u" substitution and appropriately adjusting limits of integration.
 VERY basic differentiation.
 Limits only as they apply to improper integrals.
Math:  Rules of logs and exponents.
 Rules of inequalities; flipping sign when multiplying a negative.
 CountingI'm not kidding. Use your fingers if it helps!
Probability/Statistics:  Expectation, Variance and Covariance operators (including linear combinations)
 Compute Variance from first two moments
 Independence, Mutual Exclusivity.
 Double Expectation and Conditional Variance
 Bernoulli Shortcut for Variance
 Distribution and density/mass functions.
 Be prepared to answer a (short response) question in the context of the Central Limit Theorem or the Law of Large Numbers. Cursory understanding fine.
 Sums and products of Standard Normal RVs. Moments. Independence.
 Relationship and conversion between Normal and Log Normal. Means and Variances.
 Empirical Distr, Histogram (function), Ogive
 Exponential Distr. Recognize its form and know its mean.
 Compute Correlation from Covariance and Variances/Standard Deviations.
Financial Math / Other:  Though the section on spot and forward rates has been removed, know these since a few problems require it.
 Interest rates, compounding, 1/mthly payments, annualization, discount rate,
 Reading really small tables.
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Exams: P  FM  C  MFE  LTAM  SRM Credit  PA
VEE: Statistics  Finance  Economics
FAP: 1  2  3  4  IA  6  7  FA
Conferences: APC
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