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Old 07-15-2019, 03:49 PM
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i am in too, just failed 2019 Spring ADV on my 1st attempt
For upcoming 2019 Fall, How is the Actuarial Appraisal piece? looks like that's the most annoying piece within previous Specialty syllabus:

#1 Provider Reimbursement (Part of DP-A)
#2 Underwriting (Part of DP-A)

#3 Reserving (Part of FV-A)
#4 Actuarial Appraisal (Part of FV-A)


also, another question is, why the current DP syllabus is showing Just 2019 Fall, while FV syllabus is showing Fall 2019/Spring 2020 on the top of the very first page.

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There will probably be DP changes planned for the spring but not FV
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why the current DP syllabus is showing Just 2019 Fall, while FV syllabus is showing Fall 2019/Spring 2020 on the top of the very first page.
It could be that they expect to change the syllabus for Spring 2020.

In the past, Core and Specialty changed during the summer and would be applicable for Fall and the following Spring. Advanced changed during the winter and would be applicable for the Spring and following Fall.

How they decide to set the cycle for DP and FV remains to be seen. I will say that I have seen syllabi that may just say one cycle on top, and then they stay the same for the subsequent cycle.

My point - it may change, or it may not. I wouldn't read too much into it at this point in the study season.
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Passed Core in May and in for Advanced pieces this time with TIA.
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Will stick with MATE, got a 9 first attempt with them for Core
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For those retaking the exam, do you plan to buy additional study materials?
I'm thinking about purchasing the practice problems from Crystal Clear Exams. Anyone used these before? I used the Mate materials for Spring sitting.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:39 PM
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For those retaking the exam, do you plan to buy additional study materials?
I'm thinking about purchasing the practice problems from Crystal Clear Exams. Anyone used these before? I used the Mate materials for Spring sitting.
Hard pass on the Crystal Clear Exams. I felt she just rehashed MATE notecards.

Honestly, I found it to be beneficial to put less emphasis on practice problems. I only did the 50 MATE practice problems and the relevant numerical problems from the recent 2 exams.

By familiarizing myself with the readings I was able to answer most problems on the exam, even if I had never seen any similar practice problem (this is the case for most problems on the exam).

I spent about 8 weeks memorizing note cards and 2 weeks on problems.
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