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Old 05-20-2019, 12:22 PM
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5 months are about to fly by, hoping to start a thread for this upcoming sitting in October for LTAM.

I'm using the CA bundle and so far so good, on 1.5 discussing Realistic and Unrealistic Mortality Laws. Really enjoyed Mike Carmody's IFM and would've loved an LTAM Learn with him, although Dave seems great as well.

Best of luck to everyone planning on sitting!
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:35 PM
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Good luck all! I hope to have passed the last sitting so that I won't have to be joining you
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Good luck all! I hope to have passed the last sitting so that I won't have to be joining you
Seconded! This is a pretty beastly exam but I do think the name of the game is getting used to practicing WA questions. CA/ADAPT was very helpful for the MC portion of the exam but the past SOA released exams and SOA sample WA problems are key!
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:11 PM
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How much longer did you guys study for LTAM compared to IFM and P/FM? Looking to begin studying for fall LTAM in June.
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How much longer did you guys study for LTAM compared to IFM and P/FM? Looking to begin studying for fall LTAM in June.
I actually studied less than IFM but that's only because IFM didn't stick with me at all. I spent about 6 months on it IIRC. LTAM was 4 months. I had a really good understanding of P/FM material. It really depends on the person. Someone else could easily be more overwhelmed by LTAM concepts than IFM, but I'm not one of those people.

Disclaimer: I took the last sitting of MFE, not really IFM and idk how they compare
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4 - 4.5 months sounds right to me too, I took LTAM in the fall and barely missed out.

Second time around, I focused more on practice exams and problems and less on working through the material
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5 solid months for me. Full-time college student so always want to start early in case school becomes too overwhelming.
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Still seems a bit early for me
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I will start working on the ASM manual soon.
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From what my colleague's have told me, 5 months may seem like a long time but the material and written answer questions really demands that amount to have a good shot with a relatively comfortable study schedule. This is my first time sitting for it so I guess we will see. While debating b/w LTAM and STAM in October, I was consistently told that if I have this much time available, it's as good of a time as any to attempt LTAM.
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