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Thread: Expected time length to study MFE

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    Expected time length to study MFE

    If I need about 10 weeks to study for Exam MLC, then what is the expected time length to study for MFE? Is 50 days enough? Thanks for any input.

    PS. I had no background when I studies for MLC. Neither do I have for MFE.

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    I would like to know the answer your question. How thick or long are the MFE manuals out there? I know the ASM MLC manual is very thick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldy27 View Post
    I would like to know the answer your question. How thick or long are the MFE manuals out there? I know the ASM MLC manual is very thick.
    840 pages from lesson 1 to solution to SOA practice questions. (ASM 9th ed)

    559 pages from lesson 1 to lesson 26 with exercises after each lesson.
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    That's like the size of FM ASM manual right? Why is MLC so damn long? haha.
    I guess i'm going to go with MFE this summer then if I pass P this March or May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronaldy27 View Post
    That's like the size of FM ASM manual right? Why is MLC so damn long? haha.
    I guess i'm going to go with MFE this summer then if I pass P this March or May.
    MLC is long but once you have a big picture, this is fine.

    I asked my question because some people say MFE is harder than MLC.

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    After reading a post from TIA instructor, I think I will leave MFE later. Probably will write it in August.

    Quote Originally Posted by James Washer
    Taking two exams in one sitting is a tough task. It is not enough to understand the concepts, you also have to be able to solve the problems in under 6 minutes. Many of the problems take more than 3 minutes to read and digest. That leaves you with hardly any time to work the problem. For most students the only way to achieve the speed necessary is to work a ton of problems. For that reason I recommend students spend at least one month just working problems. If you are taking two exams at the same time then it is very difficult to work enough problems for both exams during that last month. What I've found is that most students doubling up (even if they took one of the exams previously and almost passed) end up with two failing scores. They just don't get up to exam speed on either exam.

    Tackle the exams one at a time. If you fail then don't neglect the exam next sitting by thinking that it won't require much study time to be able to pass, but instead focus on the exam with the same intensity you did the first time and guarantee yourself a pass.

    For actuarial exams: 5 + 5 < 6.
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    I like the ....

    For actuarial exams: 5 + 5 < 6.

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    Anyway, I passed MFE already.

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