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Old 05-03-2017, 04:13 PM
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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?
So far so good on modules. I've passed 1-5 and the IA. I'm waiting on results for 6-8 and the FA. I really liked modules; I think the main reason I prefer them over exams, is that you have as much time as you need to formulate your answer, whereas with the exams, you study for months and then you have 3-4 hours to prove that you learned what you studied. I hate that pressure.
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This place looks fun.

When do I begin studying for the October exam? I've already started reading Stolyarov's guide (10-20pgs/day) just to get an idea of what I'm heading into, though sooner or later I've got to get me an ASM to do the real heavy-duty practice. Somehow found 14 ACTEX exams too that seem legit, but that's all I have for now.
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I'm still in this awkward phase where I'm not sure if it's worth studying for this yet. I'm still looking for an actuarial position, and I'm not sure if it's good/bad to study for another exam without experience. I come home from work and I decide if I feel like studying or applying to any actuarial positions. I've been spending more time on applying and haven't really gotten back to studying. I've also become more lazy, and haven't gotten back into the swing of things yet.

Sorry to waste your time, I'm in this little limbo and not sure what's right to do.
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I'm still in this awkward phase where I'm not sure if it's worth studying for this yet. I'm still looking for an actuarial position, and I'm not sure if it's good/bad to study for another exam without experience. I come home from work and I decide if I feel like studying or applying to any actuarial positions. I've been spending more time on applying and haven't really gotten back to studying. I've also become more lazy, and haven't gotten back into the swing of things yet.

Sorry to waste your time, I'm in this little limbo and not sure what's right to do.
There are only 2 chances left for exam C (oct & feb)
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There are only 2 chances left for exam C (oct & feb)
Yea, which is the main factor of me trying to pass this exam. If it wasn't for this, I'd probably stay solely focused on job hunt. But from what I've read, it seems like I really should pass this exam before the split next year and it becomes even bigger/harder.

Even though I'm not sure, I really should just study a little everyday. If it's too much, I won't continue. If it's not too bad, then I get a fairly difficult prelim out of the way. Would you suggest studying for this exam even though I have no experience?
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Yea, which is the main factor of me trying to pass this exam. If it wasn't for this, I'd probably stay solely focused on job hunt. But from what I've read, it seems like I really should pass this exam before the split next year and it becomes even bigger/harder.

Even though I'm not sure, I really should just study a little everyday. If it's too much, I won't continue. If it's not too bad, then I get a fairly difficult prelim out of the way. Would you suggest studying for this exam even though I have no experience?
Get it out of the way. That'll put you ahead of candidates with fewer exams. This makes my fifth and final preliminary
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There are only 2 chances left for exam C (oct & feb)
I guess I'm a bit out of the loop here since I'm still working on MLC but, what's happening after feb??
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I guess I'm a bit out of the loop here since I'm still working on MLC but, what's happening after feb??
After then, you'll need to add another exam to your list.

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I planned to write C in June but fell behind on studying (I am in the Buhlmann Credibility section of Mahler).

Should I shoot for C in October or write MLC instead?..... or both?
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I planned to write C in June but fell behind on studying (I am in the Buhlmann Credibility section of Mahler).

Should I shoot for C in October or write MLC instead?..... or both?
I say stay focused on C, you've already started studying a good amount. If you've signed up for the June window, then go and see how it goes. If you haven't signed up yet and feel you're not ready, then wait for the October exam. I wouldn't recommend to stop learning C and start from scratch with MLC. Or worse, in my opinion, try to double up on the 2 biggest prelims.

Side note: If you're trying to get ASA by July 2018, you need to pass MLC in October/November, it's the last window.
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