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Old 01-31-2011, 04:33 PM
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Question Is the textbook DM2 and questions of DM2 necessary for MFE

I used ASM as the main study source for MFE. Is it necessary to go through all the details of DM2 text and questions?
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Don't waste your time with the book. Find some other practice exams, Actuarial Brew maybe, those questions for the most part were helpful. The book honestly didn't help me much.
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Don't waste your time with the book. Find some other practice exams, Actuarial Brew maybe, those questions for the most part were helpful. The book honestly didn't help me much.
I completely disagree. I found the textbook to a very valuable resource.

It's really a matter of personal opinion, so you won't know how valuable it is unless you try it for yourself.

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ASM does explain what is needed in the textbook.
My opinion is that you will know it yourself if you start doing the problems.
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you don't need to read any of the books on the syllabus. Just get the ASM manual for the ASA exams. If you're going the CERA route, PAK's manuals are also pretty awesome.

reading the text books are a waste of time imo. I've never failed an actuarial exam.
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The problems in the book are NOTHING like the exam problems. At least not in Nov 2010. Half of them require a computer. Not worth weeding through them to try and find ones that are helpful. There are better uses of your time and better resources. IMO, if you used ONLY the "required" text, you would have very little chance of passing as you would have seen very few exam type questions.
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