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Old 05-14-2019, 04:45 PM
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I think the amount of hours needed depends on the candidate. I probably did under 300 and passed my first sitting (but didn’t track). ItGetsBetter said he/she was barely over 200 hours. I definitely see a trend of less hours on this than other exams.

As far as overstudying goes, any “extra” amount on the first sitting is bound to be less than the cumulative amount of two sittings worth of studying, so why not just do the extra push to get it done considering failing adds another year to the exam journey. Never understood any overstudy argument given the difficulty of the exams and how leveraged the outcome is. Do what you need to do to pass the damn exam, imo.
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Study kit is not available yet, right?
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Study kit is not available yet, right?
I just took a peek at the CAS online store and no, it's not available yet. However, the 2019 syllabus is out

https://www.casact.org/admissions/syllabus/Exam8.pdf
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I just took a peek at the CAS online store and no, it's not available yet. However, the 2019 syllabus is out

https://www.casact.org/admissions/syllabus/Exam8.pdf
For anyone wondering, here's the changes I see from last year:

1. Section A weight now 20-35% [was 25-35%]
2. There's now an errata for the GLM paper
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1. Section A weight now 20-35% [was 25-35%]
That's interesting. I found Section A is the most tricky section.
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Does anyone here have an idea of how different the more recent rate plans in the new study kit are compared to the old ones? Are there structural/conceptual differences or is it just updated numbers and table values?
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Does anyone here have an idea of how different the more recent rate plans in the new study kit are compared to the old ones? Are there structural/conceptual differences or is it just updated numbers and table values?
I believe it's just updated numbers and table values for the ISO Ex-mod and that the NCCI stuff will be exactly the same as last year's SK. I just went to ISOnet (company subscription) and looked at the latest version of the experience rating plan (which is possibly more up to date than what will be in the 2019 SK). As far as I can tell, the ex-mod methodology is identical to what it has been in the past, but just has updated tabular values/trends, etc.
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I believe it's just updated numbers and table values for the ISO Ex-mod and that the NCCI stuff will be exactly the same as last year's SK. I just went to ISOnet (company subscription) and looked at the latest version of the experience rating plan (which is possibly more up to date than what will be in the 2019 SK). As far as I can tell, the ex-mod methodology is identical to what it has been in the past, but just has updated tabular values/trends, etc.
Can we just grab the plan from isonet instead of buying the study kit? Is it much different?
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It's same thing, maybe factors are different...

You need to familiarize yourself with the manual so you know what to look up quickly. With that said they are shying away from those question types.
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In for this I think!
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