Actuarial Outpost
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Exams - Please Limit Discussion to Exam-Related Topics > SoA/CAS Preliminary Exams > Long-Term Actuarial Math
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions

Browse Open Actuarial Jobs

Life  Health  Casualty  Pension  Entry Level  All Jobs  Salaries

Long-Term Actuarial Math Old Exam MLC Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-09-2019, 08:06 PM
DIVJL DIVJL is offline
SOA Non-Actuary
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 6
Default The Infinite Actuary vs. Coaching Actuaries?

At the moment I'm taking a university class meant to prepare for LTAM, but it won't cover everything. I'll probably use the summer to independently study, and for the past three exams, I've used Coaching Actuaries. Most people I've talked to have said that for MLC/LTAM, The Infinite Actuary is superior. Does anyone have any reason as to why, or any other insight? I'm used to taking exams on Adapt over and over again until I've got the material mastered. I understand that's not quite possible when there's a written portion too. Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2019, 09:38 PM
tkt's Avatar
tkt tkt is offline
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Des Moines
College: Drake University
Posts: 512

Note that there was a change in video instructor for this exam. Prior to 2017, our MLC video course was instructed by Dr. Weishaus. In 2017, we created our in-house online manual and video lessons, and Coach Dave Kester (who also instructs our P, FM, STAM, and SRM courses) became the video instructor for MLC/LTAM.

Feel free to check out some sample LTAM videos by Coach K here and see for yourself if the videos suit your learning style. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

All the best!
Tong Khon Teh, FSA, CFA
Product Manager, Actuarial
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2019, 09:01 PM
Meepo's Avatar
Meepo Meepo is offline
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Here In My garage
Studying for Undecided
College: University of Phoenix
Posts: 183

I used TIA, it was pretty good. Passed on the first try.

I've heard from coworkers that Adapt is a lot less useful for this exam compared to the other prelims.
Meepo is love, Meepo is life.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2019, 11:14 PM
rgreenlee's Avatar
rgreenlee rgreenlee is offline
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: in a van down by the river
Posts: 1,059

I used Coaching Actuaries for MLC, and I thought it was excellent. I did find ADAPT useful. I first met a goal of earned level 7 for the multiple choice, and then I used the remainder of my preparation for written questions - which Coaching Actuaries has covered too. I ended up passing the first attempt.

I didn't used TIA for any of the prelims, but I hear good things about it. I am using their product for a fellowship exam and can say it is high quality and well maintained.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.15845 seconds with 11 queries