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Old 08-30-2017, 02:14 PM
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Default Recommended plan for completing modules?

I have completed exam P and FM and am currently on track to finish my VEEs in the next month or so.

Have been doing some research to figure out my game plan and have thought about getting an early start on the modules (it looks like they take 1 to 2 years?) While I study for exams simultaneously.

I like this idea to save time, but I also hate the idea of having to hold double the information / studying for two things at once.

Can anyone share their experience with modules and what you would recommend? Are they difficult? Do they require foundational knowledge based on core exams? thanks in advance for any direction or info you can provide!
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Default Recommended plan for completing modules?

Modules are large Excel puzzles without instructions or feedback.


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In all honesty, I think Exam MLC (now LTAM) is helpful. And be ready to get very frustrated with the instructions. FAP is a fine idea that has been implemented as poorly as possible.


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it took me 10 or 11 months from start to finish, but i took some breaks in between.

it was more frustrating and vague and difficult to know what they actually wanted than truly difficult. but the pass rate is high, so what they actually want is pretty flexible.

i had taken over a decade break from exams prior to doing FAP and therefore didn't remember much from them, so i think they can be done without the exam background. i was confused by some parts where people said they used exam knowledge. turned out, i didn't really need a super great understanding of those parts to pass since I passed all of the modules, IA and FA on the first shot.

i found the electronic copy of Actex helpful for IA, otherwise i think i would have had a more difficult time with it than i did.
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