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I ordered the source material and the TIA online seminar. Also ordered the PAK Exam Aid as supplement.

Hopefully the last ever exam sitting for the ones among us who are doing their last ever actuarial exam!
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I'm taking it in the fall too. However, I'm struggling to figure out whether to go with TIA or PAK or if there are any other options. TIA seems to not include any actual practice problems which is a big issue for me, but PAK's site is super difficult to understand in terms of which exam package includes what. Anybody have any advice?
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I'm taking it in the fall too. However, I'm struggling to figure out whether to go with TIA or PAK or if there are any other options. TIA seems to not include any actual practice problems which is a big issue for me, but PAK's site is super difficult to understand in terms of which exam package includes what. Anybody have any advice?
See my responses in the PAK thread. Thanks!
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I'm taking it in the fall too. However, I'm struggling to figure out whether to go with TIA or PAK or if there are any other options. TIA seems to not include any actual practice problems which is a big issue for me, but PAK's site is super difficult to understand in terms of which exam package includes what. Anybody have any advice?
We definitely include practice problems just like we do with all of our courses. Some are posted now. Others will roll out next month and beyond. Since LAM is essentially an entirely new exam, it's taking some extra time to get everything in place.
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I'm in! I've read 200 pages of the source material so far.

Wow. Not sure what to say. Things feel strangely familiar...are we really getting tested on Markov Chains again?

I suppose I should keep my mouth shut because I haven't read the other 600 pages...and given my track record I may fail this exam the first time anyway. Either way, much less stressful than LFV so far.
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I'm in! I've read 200 pages of the source material so far.

Wow. Not sure what to say. Things feel strangely familiar...are we really getting tested on Markov Chains again?

I suppose I should keep my mouth shut because I haven't read the other 600 pages...and given my track record I may fail this exam the first time anyway. Either way, much less stressful than LFV so far.
It does appear much less stressful than LFV.

How many hours to people plan on studying for this exam? I'm doing a schedule of how many hours I can put in every week, and it seems like it will be around 200-250 hours.
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It does appear much less stressful than LFV.

How many hours to people plan on studying for this exam? I'm doing a schedule of how many hours I can put in every week, and it seems like it will be around 200-250 hours.
I'm thinking in the 250ish range. I've read 421 out of 819 pages at this point. Planning to finish the first pass by the end of the month and then kick it into high gear for September and October.
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I'm thinking in the 250ish range. I've read 421 out of 819 pages at this point. Planning to finish the first pass by the end of the month and then kick it into high gear for September and October.
I only studied a total of 20 hours in five weeks so far. Need to pick up the pace for the remaining 10 weeks so I can at least put in 200 hours.
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I bought TIA again. Does it matter what order to proceed from topics A through D? Since B won't be finished until 8/30, I was going to go through topic D after A, and then B and C.
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I bought TIA again. Does it matter what order to proceed from topics A through D? Since B won't be finished until 8/30, I was going to go through topic D after A, and then B and C.
Yes - that order definitely works There's not too much overlap between the various sections so really any order would likely work fine.
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