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Old 11-28-2017, 05:40 PM
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How long did it take for you to go through the ASM manual before you started doing practice exams?
Going at a pretty leisurely pace and studying only outside of work, two months.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:22 PM
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Going to start studying for this after I take a VEE Exam on the 15th. Has anyone started studying consistently?
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:49 AM
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I am going to start studying for this Exam on December 8th. I am hoping to finish the material by mid January and then use ADAPT until my exam date!
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:55 AM
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Haven't started much yet, been busy with work. Hoping to finish by mid-January as well. I don't think the material will be too difficult to get through, as compared to Exam C/4
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:04 PM
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Counting myself in! Will also use ADAPT. Good luck and all the best to us MFE takers!
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:12 AM
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Just found out that I passed S, so I'm on to this for March. I seem to have a habit of racing changing syllabi. Hopefully it works out for me again.

Planning on the full Coaching Actuaries/ADAPT/ASM bundle because if my employer is willing to pay for it and it helps, why skip out.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:34 AM
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I am thinking to take March exam but does anyone can tell me how deep knowledge that you need to have from probability?
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Old 12-14-2017, 10:20 AM
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I am thinking to take March exam but does anyone can tell me how deep knowledge that you need to have from probability?
Just need to know conditional probability, normal distribution, and a little bit of combinatorics.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:22 AM
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Just need to know conditional probability, normal distribution, and a little bit of combinatorics.
Thanks for the info.
was thinking it over and found out probably won't have enough time. so will do other exam first.
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Old 12-15-2017, 11:28 AM
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Passed C in October and now 11 days into studying for MFE. Already slipping on the study schedule because of work and finals, but should catch up over winter break. The material seems less intuitive than C, but I am told there is not as much material. It is not sticking as well, but I am taking the just keep swimming approach with ASM then going to hammer ADAPT.

How many of the end of lesson problems from MFE would you suggest to do while going through? I am at put-call parity and have been doing them all so far, but I am not sure what is the standard route.
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