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Old 01-11-2020, 12:31 PM
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Anyone start studying for this?

Anyone planning on sitting for this?
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Just a reminder everyone that NO ONE needs to buy the SOA study notes. They are all available online: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...d.php?t=344633

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How's everyone's study progress going?

Not sure if it's just me and Study99. This is my first exam working off of the source material, and I'm finding the readings quite palatable.
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I'm also sitting for spring SDM. I've finished obj 1 and into 5 now - I definitely see why this isn't a "flash card" type exam.

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FYI - the SOA released the case study yesterday:
https://www.soa.org/globalassets/ass...case-study.pdf

Also, exam registration is open for anyone who's keen on signing up:
https://store.soa.org/ExamRegistrati...ode=CFESDM0420
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Anyone gotten to the Business Dynamics readings yet? The supply chain lingo is going straight over my head. I've read the SOA note on how to interpret this book but I'm still unsure whether we need to be learning the specific formulas and diagrams shown in the book, or if instead we should just know how to create the diagrams generally, recognize feedback patterns, and maybe apply some MLC formulas in the context of stocks and flows. How have others been approaching it?
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Anyone gotten to the Business Dynamics readings yet? The supply chain lingo is going straight over my head. I've read the SOA note on how to interpret this book but I'm still unsure whether we need to be learning the specific formulas and diagrams shown in the book, or if instead we should just know how to create the diagrams generally, recognize feedback patterns, and maybe apply some MLC formulas in the context of stocks and flows. How have others been approaching it?
The Business Dynamics material is pretty interesting IMO, but agree that its not super clear how it could be tested. My best guess is the the MLC like formulas wouldn't be directly tested (maybe 0.5-1 mark question?). The focus would be on applying concepts to the case/question description.

One example I can think of is the new products flows. A couple case companies are looking to launch new products and maybe we'd have to create a feedback/stock-flow diagram or critique/analyze one that's provided. Follow-ups could be asking to discuss additional features of the diagram not included, what type of growth pattern we would expect, what happens if you move a variable from exogenous to endogenous?

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