July 16, 2021 at 1:41 pm #5191XP-SteveParticipant
For those moving on to the SDM exam, you have an option for study help with XP Actuarial for the Fall sitting. We’ve had some really good pass rates (above 80%) and in Summer 2020, over half of all passing students for this exam were using XP.
I was on hiatus since then due to some family health issues, but am back for the Fall sitting.
To keep it simple, we offer one product – an online seminar with manual, questions, practice exams, case tools, and coaching on how to tackle this exam. We exist because so many students could pass every other exam and then struggle with SDM for many sittings. We worked with those students to discover what they actually needed to pass this exam and then developed that so more people could have a good chance of passing on their first try of SDM.
Here are a couple of examples of typical students who used XP for SDM:
“I truly believe your assistance and alternative approach to how to take this exam was the difference. After four previous 5’s on SDM, you can imagine how ecstatic I was upon seeing my candidate number on the ‘pass list’. And now, on my fifth attempt and first with XP, I just found out I got an 8!”
– Kelly Gamlin, SDM Student
“Just wanted to let you know that I passed! Really appreciated your study manual and the way you went about teaching the material. Full disclosure, I was nervous about switching from PAK since I had used it for the first two exams and felt comfortable with it, but I’m really glad I did. (It was your posts on the outpost talking about the pass rate and a couple of student testimonials that flipped me.) Glad I could contribute to keeping the pass rate high for you!”
– Greg B, SDM Student
One important negative about what we offer is that you need the textbooks for this exam. Our manual is NOT a “cut and paste” of the source material, but rather a combination of intuitive explanations of key points and more condensed summaries.
The cost ($950) is less than half the price of PAK’s Online seminar, so I like to say that along with our pass rates, it makes us 4X better 🙂
We had many SDM testimonials on the old Actuarial Outpost forum (RIP!), but many can now be found here: https://xpactuarial.com/testimonials/#sdm
And other teaching testimonials here: https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=2442197
Our Premium Pass Rate product is now available at the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex.
More info here: https://xpactuarial.com/exam-sdm/
Steve from XP
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