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Old 11-24-2016, 09:22 AM
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Good luck to everyone who failed. It sucks, and it's hard work, but you CAN pass.
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When I passed MFE, I was around a 5.6 EL with about 13 exams taken. Make sure you review your exams to see where you are going wrong, and look at the times for each problem to see what is taking up the most time. Focus on bringing the time per problem down to around 4-5 min at the most.

I think I only had 1 problem on IRM on my exams and it was a BDT, so pretty easy there luckily. I thought the actual exam was pretty straightforward, with a few twists, but you should absolutely be able to tell right off the bat what you need to do with a problem. Maybe struggle a little bit, but if you are unsure, you need to be comfortable with hitting that mark button and skipping.

Mental prep is absolutely critical. You could be the most prepared person, but if you dissolve into a puddle of nerves in the exam room, none of that matters. This is harder to work on, but I take a few minutes during the tutorial to calm myself as much as possible. Then if the first few questions go smoothly, I'm grooving the rest of the exam.

Good luck on the retry!
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