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In my experience,
P -> LC
C -> ST
Though my exam order, at least after P and FM, was influenced by schedule.
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In my experience,
P -> LC
C -> ST
Though my exam order, at least after P and FM, was influenced by schedule.
Doesn't LC cover some annuities?

C -> ST is an easy way to make ST look like a joke. ST is even more of a joke if you have a good statistics background - it's basically undergrad stats in one exam.
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True, I forgot about that. I approached them as algebra problems

Which is what FM is essentially lol
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Doing C now should be fine, as long as you're prepared for the overall spike in difficulty compared to P and FM. Material-wise there's nothing you're missing that you would need before taking C.

I can also tell you that the official line from the SOA is:
P -> C
P -> MLC
P + FM -> MFE
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I'm taking C as my 3rd exam next month, for a couple reasons. I took FM in June and then P in September, and as others have said, it made sense to take C right after P due to the material overlap. I'm like you as well, where C made the most sense schedule-wise, since I'm hoping to knock out the remaining 3 prelims this year.

I haven't found any of the material too tricky, despite my degree being far removed from mathematics. There's just A LOT of material. There's one section that made me wish I had a stronger background in linear algebra, but other than that, algebra and basic calculus will suffice.
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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.
I do not agree with the above, but there's very little (if any) benefit to taking MFE/MLC/both first.
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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 only advice would be to save MLC (or S/LC+ST for CAS) for last. Unless you're already employed and know for sure what organization you're pursuing credentials from.
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I haven't found any of the material too tricky, despite my degree being far removed from mathematics. There's just A LOT of material.
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My only advice would be to save MLC (or S/LC+ST for CAS) for last. Unless you're already employed and know for sure what organization you're pursuing credentials from.
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I know someone who successfully passed exam C immediately after P and FM. So I think, it is feasible. =)
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