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Old 01-09-2015, 05:18 PM
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I've passed Exam P and FM and just landed a job with exam support. For a number of reasons, the exam that works best for me schedule-wise is exam C in June. I know C is typically done last, but I was wondering if it was so significantly harder than the others that doing it last is the best idea.
In addition to the time working out, my degree is in pure mathematics and I think it may be wisest to do the calculus-heavy exams before that skill deteriorates any further. I've glanced over the syllabus and I feel confident that I can learn the material, I just wanted some input as to whether or not this was a bad idea for any particular reason I'm not seeing.

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Yes, that's fine.
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C follows very easily from P. In fact, I would say that ~50-75% of the material in C is redundant. If you remember everything from P, C will be a joke, as it's just overcomplications of everything you learn in P, IMO, with some extra topics.
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Hey all,
I've passed Exam P and FM and just landed a job with exam support. For a number of reasons, the exam that works best for me schedule-wise is exam C in June. I know C is typically done last, but I was wondering if it was so significantly harder than the others that doing it last is the best idea.
In addition to the time working out, my degree is in pure mathematics and I think it may be wisest to do the calculus-heavy exams before that skill deteriorates any further. I've glanced over the syllabus and I feel confident that I can learn the material, I just wanted some input as to whether or not this was a bad idea for any particular reason I'm not seeing.

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. There is very little calculus used and if it's used it's in the most basic ways possible.

Doing C 3rd is fine.
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@clarinetist: I wouldn't go that far

@OP: I had a similar background as you and can attest that C can be done after only P and FM
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@clarinetist: I wouldn't go that far
Okay.

At least 30% is redundant.
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Okay good, this is sounding like the best plan then. Thanks for the input!
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Does the order of the last three exams matter much at all? Or are they mostly interchangeable similar to P and FM being interchangeable?
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Does the order of the last three exams matter much at all? Or are they mostly interchangeable similar to P and FM being interchangeable?
My personal suggestion:

P -> C
FM -> MFE
P + FM -> MLC

MLC -> C helps marginally.
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