Is this adequate for the Nov sitting? I am currently employed full time in a non-actuarial role so all my studying is done in my personal time. I am using the Mahler manual. This thing is a beast with over 4000 pages. i had originally planned 400 hrs. After starting to go over the material i feel that i am going to have to go far beyond 400 hrs. i originally based the 400 hrs on the generality that the req study time is 100 hrs per hr of the exam (read in these forums). I keep a log of my study hours. does n e body else do this? i was wondering - anybody who has passed this exam - did you log the number of hours and if so how many?
thanx. on another forum i read that a person who also had the mahler manual only did the underlined & double underlined questions. Also accumulating 220 hrs. i was previously doing all the questions but that tip really streamlines the whole process. if i have more time i will go over the missed questions later.
I am starting to wonder if I should take exam C this November. First, I didn't realize it was that early in November (5th), and that just gives me a little over 2 months to study. Second, I have 5 classes, 16 sem hours, and improving my GPA is most important. I have a 3.1 right now, and if I get straight A's, which I've done in the past in college, my gpa will increase to 3.2. Third, I am thinking about grad school and pursuing a MSF, so I also have to take the GMAT this semester, a month before the C exam. Fourth, the exam fee is $300!! I'd hate to pay that amount for an exam for which I would have to learn everything from scratch in a rushed fashion. I looked at the syllabus, and apparently a very small amount of the topics was covered in my Exam C preparatory course. I have no clue about Bulhmann, or Black-Scholes, or Empirical Models. I just doubled the number of exams passed from 1 to 2 just yesterday, and my resume is going to look much better as it is when I have interviews in November. I think waiting until May is the best idea, given that next semester I will have a lighter class load. I just wanted to know what you guys think and if you agree with my tentative decision. Thanks.