I decided lately that I want to become an ASA as soon as possible because of the current job market. I've been a member of this forum for about 6-8 months, and I have learned a lot of things from experience actuaries like nomoreexams and whoever else post daily on this forum. I am planning on taking p/1 and mfe/3 in Nov and fm/2 in December. Ill be using TIA for all three exams, and also the derv. market 2nd edition. Then Ill take 4/c and mlc/3 in may, and somewhere in between Ill finish the fap and VEE credits.
A little background on me: 21 year old male and I work full time for a bank. I do not have any other obligations (such as kids or being married).
I have taken: Intro to stats, macro eco, and micro eco I have never taken calc, but I have textbooks and I study them all the time.
** I also want to show people or for them not to get discouraged if they haven't taken calc 1-3
I've also read on this forum how having to many exams and little experience may hurt your chances of getting hired or internships. With this economy, I am willing to take that chance, hopefully companies will see me as motivated.
I have only studied about 5 hours for p/1 so far, but starting next week I'll be studying 30-45 hours a week. By no means do I think its going to be easy to complete all these exams by next September, but I'm willing to try my hardest.
No, please don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it can't be done, I just know that I could never (and would never want to) do that. Those exams are very difficult and if that's what you want to do then really, good luck.
Oh I didnt take it the wrong way, I am open to what your trying to say, but I just didnt understand exactly what you meant. But I would have to say the infinite actuary online seminar/classes are excellent. I have learned 10x faster with TIA then with ACTEX 2009 edition.
What is the average time it takes someone to become an ASA? 2-5 years? Yet with no mathematical background + working full-time you expect to become one in a year. You need to take an exam and then you can have a realistic outlook on how long it might take you to accomplish this goal.