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Old 01-21-2019, 01:57 PM
Foolish Foolish is offline
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Passed with an 8! I used CA + Adapt. Did it in 3 months while working without exam support. About 2 months on the material and a little over a month on doing adapt problems and then reviewing material I didn't understand. Started taking practice exams 2 weeks out and ended up taking 9 of them. Got to an EL of 5.9 and felt the test was more around a 4.5. The qualitative questions were the trickiest and I tried to drill those during my commute. I also read through half of the SOA questions and answers.
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:34 AM
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Passed with an 8! I used the ASM manual to learn the material. I didn't find ASM as useful as I did for MLC and C, but it was ok. I did some of the SOA problems and I used Adapt quizzes and tests. I think I got to about a 6 for my EL. I didn't feel 100% ready, but during the test I thought the computational problems were a little more straightforward than what I saw on adapt. Although there were a few questions I couldn't make any sense of. I saw discussion on CA that a question may have been defective. Not sure what came of that. The conceptual questions were the trickiest in my opinion and made it difficult for me to gauge how I did afterwards. Good luck to anyone taking the exam in March!
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Old 01-22-2019, 01:44 PM
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This was my 2nd attempt; I failed back in July.

Coaching Actuaries is amazing. I had an EL of 5.8 going into the test.
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Old 01-23-2019, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by pogrebitskiy.ann View Post
To those who passed, any tips for what to cover beyond CA? Sitting in March.
I found the textbooks helpful. I read the chapters and did ADAPT and the SOA sample questions. This was my second attempt so the order I went was read the textbook chapter, then a few ADAPT quizzes following each textbook chapter, and then do the SOA sample questions.

The key thing is to review whatever you got wrong.
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Old 01-23-2019, 06:42 PM
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Does anyone know when the names of the passing candidates will be released? Does this have anything to do with the government shutdown?
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Old 01-24-2019, 03:03 AM
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Does anyone know when the names of the passing candidates will be released?
This Friday.
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:16 AM
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:44 PM
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Passed with a 7! I had an EL of 7.2 on Adapt. This was my first time using Adapt and I loved it. Now on to MAS-I.
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by actuary203 View Post
I had 10 conceptual questions which were really just checking if you did your flashcards/if you spent time to make your own flashcards at least. All I did was flashcards the final 3 days and it paid off handsomely for the July sitting. Adapt + creating flashcards is the way to go. If you are looking for a template to follow for making flashcards - follow the link below and focus on the conceptual ones.
Thank you so much for sharing!
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