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Old 04-10-2017, 10:34 AM
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I just used ASM - and not TIA.
As someone who knew almost nothing about C I found it adequate
I too used ASM and found it at least adequate. Actually it was very very good! I just stopped using the manual after several sections and started TIA exclusively because I think i'll finish faster. If nobody buys my manual i'm going to be happy to use it to polish my skills on my weak topics.
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Just bought study materials and am on board for October sitting.. Hoping to start studying in the next week or so.
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Well I'm in too much of a time crunch to risk signing up for June. I have 45 TIA lessons left, and i like to have more time than that will give me. Only 30% have completed this much of TIA so far. I'm way ahead for Oct, but that's not all bad
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Started the basics/review sections today.. I do not remember a single thing.. Gonna be a long several months.. lol
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Started the basics/review sections today.. I do not remember a single thing.. Gonna be a long several months.. lol
Nothing is worse than that initially. That's exactly how i felt when i wrote MFE in Nov. after a 2 year break from exams. However, I did find that I ended up having a better understanding of the material because I was forced to relearn every single detail rather than skim through sections I felt comfortable with.
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Cool progress my friends

finally got to credibility in TIA
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Ugh, I've stopped studying for the last few weeks. It's just been too busy at work. I've been working evenings and weekends. Oh well. I'm hoping things will settle down at least a little bit and I can get back to studying.

How is everyone doing?
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Using TIA and halfway through Credibility chapter. About 1.5 weeks to go. I'm only doing first pass problems and will go back and work all problems in the problem system afterwards. At the same time, I'm going to do the Actex/Actuarial Empire seminar with Act Empire text & Actex study manual all the way through as a supplement. I hope this reinforces what TIA taught me and my feet get planted as needed.

Maybe I'll also do CA & ASM too, switching off one lesson at a time. Anybody else using CA & ASM or Actex/Act Emp??
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Got my ASM manual, 6 month subscription to coaching actuaries, and the TIA seminar today. I plan to start studying on May 15th. I'm going to spend three months going through the material and then two months reviewing.

Some of my co-workers think starting five months early is over-kill, but I know too many people who've struggled with this exam and I want to do everything I can to pass it on the first try.

I did modules this sitting, so I'm actually a little excited to get back to studying for an exam! I'm sure that will wear off quickly.
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Using TIA and halfway through Credibility chapter. About 1.5 weeks to go. I'm only doing first pass problems and will go back and work all problems in the problem system afterwards. At the same time, I'm going to do the Actex/Actuarial Empire seminar with Act Empire text & Actex study manual all the way through as a supplement. I hope this reinforces what TIA taught me and my feet get planted as needed.

Maybe I'll also do CA & ASM too, switching off one lesson at a time. Anybody else using CA & ASM or Actex/Act Emp??
I'd heard good things about TIA for Exam C. I went with Mahler's manual. I haven't really even gotten into it, so I am WAY behind where you are, material-wise. However, did you mention before that you wanted to take it in June, also?

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Got my ASM manual, 6 month subscription to coaching actuaries, and the TIA seminar today. I plan to start studying on May 15th. I'm going to spend three months going through the material and then two months reviewing.

Some of my co-workers think starting five months early is over-kill, but I know too many people who've struggled with this exam and I want to do everything I can to pass it on the first try.

I did modules this sitting, so I'm actually a little excited to get back to studying for an exam! I'm sure that will wear off quickly.
Wow, you must work with smart people! I started aiming for October in large part because I knew that spring was a busy time of the year at my company. Surely enough, it's been very busy lately. However, I would have probably aimed for October, anyway, just because of the sheer amount of material.

How did the modules go? Different than studying for an exam, I suppose?
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