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What resources are you all using for the exam? I have an ASM manual from 2012 (is this up to date for the June syllabus??). I will probably also get an ADAPT subscription. Will this be enough? Should I get my company to spring for a seminar?
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What resources are you all using for the exam? I have an ASM manual from 2012 (is this up to date for the June syllabus??). I will probably also get an ADAPT subscription. Will this be enough? Should I get my company to spring for a seminar?
TIA, ASM, Mahler Manual, Mahler Exams, ADAPT

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Thanks Abelian Grape and redearedslider (I used to have one of those!).
My husband is also an actuary, and he said he tried the Mahler manual for C, and it was too difficult for him. He used TIA and failed with that three times, then fourth time used ASM and passed with a 10. He did do the Mahler exams, but they made him feel like he was going to fail.
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Also, looks like I'll be request my company to get me a new manual as well, since the ASM one I've been given is obsolete.
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Thanks Abelian Grape and redearedslider (I used to have one of those!).
My husband is also an actuary, and he said he tried the Mahler manual for C, and it was too difficult for him. He used TIA and failed with that three times, then fourth time used ASM and passed with a 10. He did do the Mahler exams, but they made him feel like he was going to fail.
That's pretty interesting since common opinion is that Mahler is easier to understand than ASM (assumes less previous knowledge). I really liked TIA and thought the Mahler exams were an accurate representation of the mid-harder questions on the exam but YMMV.
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Thanks Abelian Grape and redearedslider (I used to have one of those!).
My husband is also an actuary, and he said he tried the Mahler manual for C, and it was too difficult for him. He used TIA and failed with that three times, then fourth time used ASM and passed with a 10. He did do the Mahler exams, but they made him feel like he was going to fail.
I never used Mahler's manual but his practice exams, which are sold separately, are some of what I used to practice and I recommend them for sure. I solely used ASM to learn the material and found that to be an excellent source. For practice exams, taking exams from different sources/writers would be my recommendation.
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I think it's more likely I'll take it in June as well. Not much time to study for the February sitting unfortunately. Good to see familiar faces from the Nov MFE thread.
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Last prelim for me as well and will be taking this in June 27. The volume of this exam's material can be intimidating. However, knowing how useful the concepts will be at work, especially in modeling, I might end up enjoying this one.
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