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Old 03-12-2019, 10:29 AM
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You'll wait for 8 weeks unfortunately!
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Hi everyone!

Just created my account, look forward to tracking my progress with your guys and getting some support/asking questions. I've read actuarial outpost forums since my first exam, but haven't joined. As this is not my first time taking STAM, I figured it was time to do something to keep myself in check.

Where is everyone at in the study materials? I just started parametric models. My goal is to have the sections reviewed by the end of April so I can do practice exams and quizzes for a full 60 days.
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Any advice on which is the best materials to learn for STAM? I am considering Actex and ASM. Actex is shorter but ASM seems to be more complete.
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Any advice on which is the best materials to learn for STAM? I am considering Actex and ASM. Actex is shorter but ASM seems to be more complete.
Personally, I prefer Infinite Actuary if money is not an issue. I like the way the material is thought, they offer tips and tricks, etc. Their forums are also very helpful.

I've heard great things about Coaching Actuaries as well, but haven't tried it.

And I would recommend using ADAPT to prepare for your practice exams.
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How important are chapters 19-21 in the ASM manual? I'm following the 12 week plan for the exam and these were left out. It's discrete probability stuff (a,b,0) functions.
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How important are chapters 19-21 in the ASM manual? I'm following the 12 week plan for the exam and these were left out. It's discrete probability stuff (a,b,0) functions.
That was a typo in the 12 week study plan, 15-18 should be 15-21.
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46% on my first CA level 3 practice exam...

I guess it's only up from here
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Any advice on which is the best materials to learn for STAM? I am considering Actex and ASM. Actex is shorter but ASM seems to be more complete.
I recommend TIA and 15 - 30 days of Adapt.
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Any advice on which is the best materials to learn for STAM? I am considering Actex and ASM. Actex is shorter but ASM seems to be more complete.
Theres alot on this test, if work is paying for it see if you can get TIA. Otherwise ASM should be fine.

Definitely do at LEAST 30 days of ADAPT, if not more. I really don't believe that someone can do just two weeks of C practice exams and be sure they will pass.
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