Spring 2021 Exam 9 Thread

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  • #1793
    resact26
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    The issue of you not being able to figure out the solution is not by accident. Nothing the CAS done is without careful deliberation and intent. That was precisely one of their objectives, to raise the barrier to entry while using CBT as a cover to implement their plan. Talk about subtle and sneaky. They get an A for always finding new ways to delay credentials.

    #1795
    Tigger0209
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    • Well, at least it’s nice of them to let us know they’re starting to write exam questions.
    #1909
    sunnie16
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    Anyone registered at Pearson successfully? Can’t find any availability nearby.

    #1910
    resact26
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    I’m waiting to see if I failed before registering. What you described is what I experienced for the Fall sitting. It took me a few hours to find a location close by. The best you can do is keep looking.  Due to COVID, capacity is limited so there’s no guarantees you’ll find a center in your area.

    #1962
    sunnie16
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    Thanks. I will just wait a few weeks and try again.

    #1963
    sunnie16
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    How to study for BKM? I’m planning to get the CC/RF combo and use the source material, just realized BKM is not available online. Is there somewhere to purchase just the material on the syllabus?

    #1964
    resact26
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    It’s up to you but BKM carries around 35% weight on the syllabus so you may want to get the text.

    #1965
    Tigger0209
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    You can download bkm for 17$ right now

    Investments (11th Edition) – eBook

    #1971
    act_123
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    The CAS asks really hard questions on BKM.

    #1972
    resact26
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    I agree. The material is so straightforward and they go out of their way to twist things to the point where the questions are often defective.

    #1986
    Ecc 12 12
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Does anyone have inside info on timing for the 2021 Study Kits?  The 2020 SKs are still popping up on the CAS website.</p>

    #1990
    resact26
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    The syllabus hasn’t changed so there should be no difference between 2020 and 2021.

    #1993
    Red
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    This is awesome (regarding the $17 text book)! Thanks for the link!

    Edit: Odd, I have an edit option here, but I don’t see any edit option in the exam release date thread.

    #2554
    JasonDB
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    My colleague recommended ActuaryFellow and Fox joint study manual, it has almost everything: chapter summary, past exams, and Fox flash cards, and practice exams.

    Anyone has used or heard anything about it?

    #3149
    ironActuary
    Participant

    I am wondering if it is critical to read all source material for this exam or if the study guides (specifically CF/RF) suffice. Does anyone have insight?

    #3150
    act_123
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    It depends on a person. I have read all the source at some point and a bunch of manuals.  It hasn’t helped me.  I have gotten 2 5’s over the last 2.5 years (since it has only been offered twice).

    The questions are very tricky and have lots of puzzles.

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