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Old 12-14-2019, 10:24 AM
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Hope it isn't too early to start a new thread for this exam next sitting.

Do any one have any advice on materials or how to prepare for this exam? How long should I budget my time for this exam?
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:07 AM
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The source material is really key for this exam in my opinion. I would recommend reading everything and taking notes as you go so you have a quick way to review and refresh concepts. I also bought the Actex manual which I thought had a decent summary of the readings (definitely not comprehensive on its own though), but the practice problems were way too easy. I would stick to old exams to get a better idea of what types of questions will be asked and how difficult they will be. I also heard TIA is good, but I didn’t use it personally so I can’t speak to that. If I were to have to do it over though, I would have given TIA a shot over Actex.

I studied for about 3.5 months for a couple hours a day and passed with a 7 on my first attempt. Make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to review and do problems at the end. Best of luck!!
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Old 12-14-2019, 09:17 PM
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Does anyone know if TIA study material covers 100% of the exam?
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To better align material, we're relocating the MAS-II sub-forum to the CAS Exam Forum.

I'll be looking to move some of the content threads from the last couple of sittings to this new location; but it will likely take some time for this to be completed (given the holidays and my desire to spend it with family ).
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My plan is to watch all the TIA videos. After finishing the videos for each section, I plan to read the source material for that section. Then I plan to do all 300+ practice problems on TIA and then do the practice exams. Anybody doing anything different?
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:19 AM
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I've heard from people who passed last sitting who had a similar plan, maybe with less source material. The main thing I would add is grinding a bunch of flashcards in the month or so leading up to the exam. Lee and I have had some conversations about what makes MAS-I and MAS-II different from the earlier exams, and one big difference are the triple true/false questions, some of which test things that only get a couple of sentences in the course material / slides. We think that flashcards can really help you with those, and I'm working on adding more to the course right now.
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Old 02-11-2020, 10:53 AM
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My plan is to watch all the TIA videos. After finishing the videos for each section, I plan to read the source material for that section. Then I plan to do all 300+ practice problems on TIA and then do the practice exams. Anybody doing anything different?
Thing is, there really isn't anything else you can do. There really isn't much out there for this (very conceptual) exam.
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the flash cards have been the key imo for this exam an MAS-I
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Old 03-15-2020, 11:59 AM
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Does anybody know if there is something out there for MAS-II that is like what Mahler has for MAS-1? I really found it helpful how Mahler marked up previous MAS-1 exams with comments on the reasoning & solving behind each correct answer. But, Mahler doesn't seem to do the same for MAS-II, and I'm not aware of any other source for that.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:40 PM
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CAS has postponed Spring 2020 exams, with mid-June the current target date.

https://www.casact.org/press/index.c...articleID=4655

People with TIA subscriptions will automatically be extended until whenever the actual exam date is.
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