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Old 07-13-2019, 01:41 AM
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Figured I'd kick this off since I don't see one created yet. For me the grind begins on Monday. After just passing Specialty, this is my last exam. The combination of excitement to be done and dread to start studying again is certainly an odd combination of emotions.
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Figured I'd kick this off since I don't see one created yet. For me the grind begins on Monday. After just passing Specialty, this is my last exam. The combination of excitement to be done and dread to start studying again is certainly an odd combination of emotions.
Is it a good idea to take specialty before advanced? I just passed Core and wanted to enjoy summer a bit more by studying for a shorter exam
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Is it a good idea to take specialty before advanced? I just passed Core and wanted to enjoy summer a bit more by studying for a shorter exam
Normally Iíd say itís fine (thatís how I did it), but with the two year transition period itís a bit riskier now.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:57 AM
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for those of us taking FV-A and DP-A, given that the learning objective Healthcare Interventions is now replaced by Actuarial Appraisal (which seems much shorter) does that mean Advanced just got easier?
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for those of us taking FV-A and DP-A, given that the learning objective Healthcare Interventions is now replaced by Actuarial Appraisal (which seems much shorter) does that mean Advanced just got easier?
I haven't looked at the amount of material, so I can't speak to that. However, I think we do have an advantage in that we get to sit over two days instead of all on one day. We have DP-A in the morning of 10/30 and FV-A in the afternoon of 10/31.
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:21 PM
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Is it a good idea to take specialty before advanced? I just passed Core and wanted to enjoy summer a bit more by studying for a shorter exam
I think you have to sit for the Advanced equivalent if you want to not lose your credit for Core. Not 100% certain but I thought you have to sit every sitting until you've passed both parts to be a part of the transition.
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Well then, I am in lads!
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I haven't looked at the amount of material, so I can't speak to that. However, I think we do have an advantage in that we get to sit over two days instead of all on one day. We have DP-A in the morning of 10/30 and FV-A in the afternoon of 10/31.
So you have to be tormented by exam over the span of two days now? Great.

Anyway, in for the sitting. I just learned that I got another 5. Really bitter how this last exam turns out. I really want to nail this down now.

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Alright I'm in. Passed Core on 2nd try using both MATE and TIA. Feel like it's an inevitability I'll have to get both so may as well do it on the first attempt, but still trying to decide.
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I'm in too. Passed Core last fall and took the spring sitting off to focus on Medicare bid season. I've done one quick pass through the MATE outlines so far -- initial thought is that come exam time I'll be ok on the DP piece (since I mainly work in pricing), but I'm not looking forward to FV (I only have a small amount of experience in reserving). The possibility of getting half-credit during the transition period might be a nice backstop.
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