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Old 11-03-2010, 01:11 AM
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Finally, the MLC exam is over and done with. I'm going to celebrate by reading Chapter 9 of Derivative Markets tonight.

It's just a start; let's see where I am in 193 days. This is the first exam I will be taking while working at the same time, so it should pose quite a challenge.

Any advice in achieving a proper work/study balance?
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If you want some balance, I suggest you don't study the same night you wrote MLC.
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Finally, the MLC exam is over and done with. I'm going to celebrate by reading Chapter 9 of Derivative Markets tonight.

It's just a start; let's see where I am in 193 days. This is the first exam I will be taking while working at the same time, so it should pose quite a challenge.

Any advice in achieving a proper work/study balance?


You may already know this, but I'll tell you anyway. You are a MACHINE, DS39!
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Finally, the MLC exam is over and done with. I'm going to celebrate by reading Chapter 9 of Derivative Markets tonight.

It's just a start; let's see where I am in 193 days. This is the first exam I will be taking while working at the same time, so it should pose quite a challenge.

Any advice in achieving a proper work/study balance?

Wow - I'm waiting a month before I start. While it looks like I'm in the safety zone for MLC, I don't want to get too into MFE without knowing for sure that I passed...

What's the official date(s) for MFE in May? I thought I read somewhere that it's changing to CBT (with no preliminary pass/fail upon completion).

What are the recommended study tools? I was planning on a combination of the text, ASM and TIA. Thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:20 AM
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Finally, the MLC exam is over and done with. I'm going to celebrate by reading Chapter 9 of Derivative Markets tonight.
That's just crazy. If I'm confident that I pass MFE (which isn't looking so likely at the moment) I'm still going to give myself a week off until I start studying for C, and I'd be sitting for that in February.
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Finally, the MLC exam is over and done with. I'm going to celebrate by reading Chapter 9 of Derivative Markets tonight.

It's just a start; let's see where I am in 193 days. This is the first exam I will be taking while working at the same time, so it should pose quite a challenge.

Any advice in achieving a proper work/study balance?
My advice is: wait. Most people take three months or less to pass MFE, while working. You have 6 months left. MFE has less than half the material of MLC or C. If you start now, you will certainly run out of material/practice problems to work on, and you may also burn out.
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My advice is: wait. Most people take three months or less to pass MFE, while working. You have 6 months left. MFE has less than half the material of MLC or C. If you start now, you will certainly run out of material/practice problems to work on, and you may also burn out.
You haven't met DanielSong have you?
This is the same guy who went through Actuarial Mathematics (the textbook), the ASM manual, the ACTEX manual, the SOA samples and release exams for MLC.

He'll end up going through the entire DM book, working all of the problems in the appropriate sections. Then he'll crush the ASM manual. Then he'll crush AB problems (assumption and recommendation to him). Then he'll crush the SOA problems and do it all while working and in his spare time and then get a 26/25 on the exam.
Yes. 26/25.

He's not human. I'm absolutely convinced of this.
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No wonder DS has already deserted us in MLC-land.

Sheesh.
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I will begin my may progress by first failing on friday.
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