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Old 06-18-2019, 05:29 PM
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I used TIA, source, and RF Cookbook and passed on the first attempt. I like that TIA is a comprehensive package and the instructor is responsive. TIA really helped breakdown the sections of the source that I didn't understand from reading. It is nice to have all of the past problems organized and solved in the manual.
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Old 06-18-2019, 06:26 PM
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Yea seems silly to totally write off TIA. I thought the videos and Flashcards were helpful. I read source once and focused on memorizing the tia manual and practicing cas problems
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I used TIA, source, and RF Cookbook and passed on the first attempt. I like that TIA is a comprehensive package and the instructor is responsive. TIA really helped breakdown the sections of the source that I didn't understand from reading. It is nice to have all of the past problems organized and solved in the manual.
I think that CC has the historical problems for 2010-2015, and she's good at responding. She's the best at teaching/testing theory, and paired with RF Cookbook, is the best combo in my opinion. Even if money weren't an issue (which it was for me), I would recommend this to people.

You will have to read the source, but the source is most approachable since Exam 5. I've heard enough about 7 to make that discernment
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:45 PM
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I think that CC has the historical problems for 2010-2015, and she's good at responding. She's the best at teaching/testing theory, and paired with RF Cookbook, is the best combo in my opinion. Even if money weren't an issue (which it was for me), I would recommend this to people.

You will have to read the source, but the source is most approachable since Exam 5. I've heard enough about 7 to make that discernment
You hear right. The papers on 7 suck. Half of them were written in 1981 on a typewriter
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I doubled up 7 and 9 last year both first sitting and got two 5s. I don't understand my misplaced ambition. Did it again this year and got 6 on 7 and 4 on 9... I can still feel the headache from writing exams back-to-back. Thank you guys for sharing the advice which is the thing that drags me out of my self-pity.
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You hear right. The papers on 7 suck. Half of them were written in 1981 on a typewriter
I did my best to help with that
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Hopefully, second time is the charm. Please feel free to start putting up your thoughts on material, as I have nothing else to do for the next ten months anyway for exams.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:52 AM
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By taking this exam, my travel to FCAS officially will span 3 different decades
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By taking this exam, my travel to FCAS officially will span 3 different decades
Well, I am glad I wasn't the only one in that boat. For me, it's 3 different decades, and 2 kids later...
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Well, I am glad I wasn't the only one in that boat. For me, it's 3 different decades, and 2 kids later...
You guys definitely aren't alone -- I'm also in this club. Took my first exam in 2009.
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