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Is it just me or is anyone else having difficulty even starting the material? I'm using TIA for instruction and ADAPT for problems and after doing the first section of TIA (A.1.17) I have yet to figure out how to start any of the problems in TIA or the "Basics" section of ADAPT. I passed P last year but much of the material that seems to be assumed as known doesn't look familiar at all.

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I'm not planning on taking the test in February, but I just bought the Loss Models book and started reading it. It was pretty cheap for a textbook.
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Glad I can finally share this now that I’ve officially passed. I always like to hear about/see a detailed breakdown like this to guide my studying (even when using different materials), so hopefully this helps those of you who have started or will start studying for February STAM and are thinking about materials/study time/etc.
Prior Background with Material: None Study Materials: TIA (includes SOA problems) and Mahler Exams Hours, grouped by TIA section (includes completion of all 642 TIA practice problems) A (Loss Models): 60 B (Risk Measures): 9 C (Parametric Estimators): 36 D (Credibility): 39 E (General Insurance): 28 Practice Exam Hours (between both TIA and Mahler): 58 Total Hours: 230 TIA Practice Problems – First Attempt Accuracy: 65% TIA Practice Exams 1. 24/35 2. 19/35 3. 26/35 4. 25/35 5. 21/35 Mahler Practice Exams: While they were helpful in making the actual exam feel easier, I trashed these scores; I only broke the 50% threshold once or twice Weak Spots: The only types of problems that had me guessing were conceptual questions on the new shortterm insurance material (sections 89 on the syllabus). I was comfortable with the computational new questions with ample practice from TIA and Mahler, but it could be a good idea to pick up a study guide/textbook/etc. that gives you a strong conceptual foundation on the shortterm stuff. Then again, maybe I should’ve read the study notes... Final Score: 10
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Almost exactly 3 months, as I started right after MLC results dropped on 7/13 and sat for the exam on 10/8. Definitely tough, but was able to plan a couple long weekends out of town and totally away from studying which I found refreshing. It also helps that about half of my hours came from paid study time.
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