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Old 07-17-2018, 11:48 AM
shixuzheng shixuzheng is offline
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Post FSA exam or ASA module first?

Hey all, I have recently passed my last prelim in June, but have yet to start my ASA modules and PA. My manager is a great exam supporter and would like me to aim for FSA exam first. His rationale is exam sittings happen only twice a year, whereas modules can be done with flexible schedules. Pay raise is also higher for FSA exams. I will also need to take PA for ASA but would like to see what people say about it after the first sitting. Basically there is no rush/no financial incentive to get ASA credentials ASAP, whereas FSA exam knowledge may help my work and increase salary.

But here comes the questions:
1. Will not taking modules (both ASA & FSA modules) before exams hurt my study for my first FSA exam?

2. I am undecided on track but mostly lean towards ILA. Is taking LRM first before LP undesirable? The only rationale I have is starting with a 2-hour exam for FSA exam might be safer than jumping right in to 5-hour exam. Written exams seem challenging to me as English is not my first language.

3. PAK or TIA?
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