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Old 10-02-2012, 11:13 PM
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:13 PM
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plese advice what material do i study for exam P and where to get them please.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:45 PM
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Here is the pdf I used for reviewing for Exam P. I can't upload the raw tex as it exceeds the upload limit by a few K. If you want it, send a message or email and I'll be happy to provide it.

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Hello could you please email me your raw notes? my email is kcravens@utk.edu I am taking the exam soon and am gathering everything! Do you have any more suggestions?
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I typed up these tables to help me memorize the discrete distributions. I started each study session by filling in everything I could remember, then reviewing the things I didn't remember. I did the same with the continuous distributions, but I can't find the file

I found that knowing all the distributions like the back of my hand was somewhat helpful during the exam, but not nearly as helpful as having done tons of problems.
Good sharing!!! I found it a bit difficult too. I try to understand its concept and the formula. Hope to pass the exam on January!!
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Coaching Actuaries just authored a brand new study manual for exam P/1, and we put together this review of the prerequisite math you should know as you begin preparing for exam P/1:
http://www.coachingactuaries.com/res...erequisite.pdf

In the past, we used to get a lot of emails from new exam candidates who are rusty on their math skills (especially career-changers) and who were looking for a review of the calculus and math needed for P/1. Hopefully this will be a useful review for those who need it.
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ListOfProbDists.xlsx (go to view->normal)

in the excel sheet, i have notes on ways i considered to help me recall the different distributions and facts.

i have a word document with a filled in table using the more appropriate mathtype, but i'm having trouble uploading it, see below.

When I try to attach a word document, it tells me invalid file type. It's docx, i think meaning word 2010. it has a lot of equations written in math type. if i save it as 97-2003 format, it saves equations as images, and then the file size is all of a sudden too large.

here is a sample of the word document i am trying to attach

ListOfProbDists.pdf


i had an idea on how to organize my notes for the more general subject of probability (not just distributions above). this might give you an idea for how to organize them for P:

ProbNotes.pdf

make paragraph symbols visible to keep track of where boxes are anchored ( in word, not pdf)


Here's how i ended up filling those boxes:

ProbNotes2.pdf

(i think i had a better final version, but may have deleted hastily upon moving on to FM.)


again, i would love to attach the originals, but would think the word 2010 format would be best, while converting to 97-2003 format seems to make file sizes too large, since equations seem to be converted to images.

Any input on the matter?
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This distribution chart I made was extremely useful for when I took P. Let me know what you think of this and if there are any typos!
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Can someone tell me how I'm looking for my upcoming sitting?

I'm taking P on 3/25 (this coming Monday). I used the TIA course to learn everything. So far, I've taken 4 of the practice exams and scored 22, 25, 23, 26. I'm going to start doing the 150 or however many problems from the SOA/Be An Actuary website next, then maybe a couple days of ADAPT, then back to the last TIA exams perhaps.

Do I seem to be going at a passing rate? How did the real thing compare to TIA exams?

Thanks for any advice!!
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Can someone tell me how I'm looking for my upcoming sitting?

I'm taking P on 3/25 (this coming Monday). I used the TIA course to learn everything. So far, I've taken 4 of the practice exams and scored 22, 25, 23, 26. I'm going to start doing the 150 or however many problems from the SOA/Be An Actuary website next, then maybe a couple days of ADAPT, then back to the last TIA exams perhaps.

Do I seem to be going at a passing rate? How did the real thing compare to TIA exams?

Thanks for any advice!!
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