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Old 12-26-2017, 09:34 AM
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Registration ends February 6. It's usually open for six weeks or so, right? So should open either this week or next week?
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Old 12-26-2017, 11:32 AM
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About to start studying with ASM 10th manual, and then ADAPT for a month+ if I have time and work will pay for it. Plan on taking it March 16th. Company pays for the test. I took a course for MFE years ago when I was sitting for P/FM.

Do you think 80 days or so is enough to prepare for this exam thoroughly, given that I forget the majority? I am allotted essentially a day per week of at work study hours until the test, and plan to put in about 2 hours per day otherwise, on average. I could plan to prepare for longer and take the July IFM sitting, but I am not sure if this will be significantly more difficult. Basically, I am trying to plan out my best course of action. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 12-26-2017, 04:17 PM
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Really depends on how efficient you are with your hours. 80 * 2 + ~11 weeks * 8=248 hours. I'd expect to take more time on this than P or FM, so adjust according to how much studying you need.

I really don't think studying for this one in 80 days is a stretch though, 2 hours per day is pretty light is all. Resuming studying after a VEE today and previously I only got through half of the DM material.
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Old 12-28-2017, 01:36 PM
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Registration is now open, for curious and/or mildly obsessive.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:22 AM
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Is anyone using the digital version of ASM? The e-learning portal switched from Adobe Digital Editions to a new PDF reader and it is absolutely terrible.

If you haven't bought yet, don't buy the digital. It's a waste of time and acts like a PDF from 2002. No clickable table of contents, no saving your last location, no form of navigation other than swiping back and forth or manually creating bookmarks. Lugging around the 750 pages in multiple binders is actually a better option than this garbage.
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Last time I bought a PDF I was able to download 3 pages at a time and did it for ~400 pages, and converted it to a merged pdf through acrobat. I'd recommend that if you have the software instead for that ctrl+f functionality.
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So I have the 9th edition of the ASM manual, is that going to work for this test? I know there's some chapters I can skip now with recent MFE exam changes
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Pretty sure the syllabus change added content that wasn't there before
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What topic is everybody up to? Am still on Forwards/Options/Put-Call Parity
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What topic is everybody up to? Am still on Forwards/Options/Put-Call Parity
I am here also, feeling a bit behind but I am using TIA
Anyone else using TIA?
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