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Old 10-03-2002, 12:01 AM
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Asok, based on your background, why not try Course 2 first? It's much more related to your current job and you might want to look for a job after passing that. Once in the company, you can tackle claculus and stats.

As far as C1 having kids not serious about it, you should see the test takers at U of Minn, lots of drunken college kids who had hangover the night before.
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Old 10-04-2002, 04:24 PM
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Let me throw in my two cents:

I think the 3 most important factors in passing actuarial exams:

Math aptitude - Very important for the early exams.

Ability to self-study - Do you need a classroom to learn? Can you pick up a technical book and master the material?

Study skills/Study habits - Can you study effectively? Can you spend an incredible amount of time memorizing dry material?

I wouldn't worry so much about the odds - the odds are against everybody and plenty of people make it through.
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