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Old 08-14-2019, 01:58 PM
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Default Fall 2019 DP Exam Progress

I figured I'd start up a thread, since I don't see one yet.

Good luck to everyone taking DP for the Fall 2019 sitting!
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:01 PM
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The SOA released the Case Study today for the DP exam. It's available in the Updates section of the DP page here:
https://www.soa.org/education/exam-r...esign-pricing/

Note that for Fall 2019, the case study will only apply to the DP-C portion of the exam. Yesterday, it was announced that the FV exams will not have a case study for Fall 2019 (except for the Canadian version of the exam).

That means that for any of you taking the FV-A/DP-A combo, there will be no case study for Fall 2019.

I'll be going through the case study and providing in depth videos and analysis of the case study for those registered for the TIA online course.
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Old 08-19-2019, 06:34 PM
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Just registered, have my books, and kicked off my study hours in earnest today. Here we gooooooo!
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How's everyone studying for this exam? I just finished through the TIA videos and now trying to review the material again and start the memorization process.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:37 PM
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I'm at about the same point using MATE materials. I plan to start working problems in the next couple weeks or so, and start memorizing note cards at the same time.

I would recommend checking out fellowship forums for anyone that hasn't yet. They have a bunch of past exams/solutions uploaded which I haven't gotten to yet, but seems like it will eventually be a really nice tool for referencing other peoples' questions on past exam problems.
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The SOA released the Case Study today for the DP exam.
Also, I just got around to checking out the updated case study. Is everyone else seeing a diagonal marking on pages 2-23? I'm guessing it doesn't mean anything, but want to make sure it's not just me.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:51 AM
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Also, I just got around to checking out the updated case study. Is everyone else seeing a diagonal marking on pages 2-23? I'm guessing it doesn't mean anything, but want to make sure it's not just me.
Yeah, there's definitely a diagonal mark going across some of the pages, but it's still easy enough to read everything. I assume it might be a stray mark when they scanned the document or something, but it's nothing to worry about.
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Would 50 practice problems from Mate manual be sufficient for this exam?
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Would 50 practice problems from Mate manual be sufficient for this exam?
Yes, it is hard to believe 40 numerical problems are all you need to pass but sure enough I was able to pass Core and Adv using only MATE

Focus on the notecards
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:44 PM
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Would 50 practice problems from Mate manual be sufficient for this exam?
That works for some people, but PLEASE also look at some prior SOA problems. The sample solutions aren't always perfect (and in some cases have significant issues), but it's very helpful to look at these problems to get an idea of how they ask questions, how to set up and answer these questions and to practice your time management. Test taking strategies do become very important on these exams under the stressful conditions, so you really do need to practice this. The prior exams (for the questions that are still applicable) are a very good resource for some of this actual practice.
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