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Thread: Can C be taken before MFE/MLC?

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    Question Can C be taken before MFE/MLC?

    None of them are pre-req of the other right? So I can take C before MFE/MLC?

    Thanks.

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    That is correct.

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    Do you guys read the information on the SOA Website?

    I dont think you are going to do well in the exams if you ask these dumb questions.

    Get into the habit of doing analytic reading...its not only about doing calcalations.

    Jeeees

    Marlon

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlonstewart View Post
    Do you guys read the information on the SOA Website?

    I dont think you are going to do well in the exams if you ask these dumb questions.

    Get into the habit of doing analytic reading...its not only about doing calcalations.

    Jeeees

    Marlon
    Hey Marlon, nice to meet ya. Let me show you to the HR office

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    could i ask something...
    are the workload for MLC and C same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ycxiang View Post
    could i ask something...
    are the workload for MLC and C same?
    Depends on your background? They are both huge and approx. the same in size. C is done in chunks i.e. you can probably understand random chapters (in a study manual) on C and do just fine i.e. you don't need to know goodness of fit to understand Buhlmann Straub Credibility. MLC is designed to build on itself, you need to understand the prior stuff to get the latter material. You can probably get away with not understanding Markov Chains and Poisson Processes and still understand Reserves for example but MLC can test Reserves by making it a Markov Chain problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisicon View Post
    How long would you say does it take the college student with most favorable background to pass all the preliminary exams?(1/P through 4/c)
    I've known people to pass all 4 in one sitting. They were quite above average smart and quite above average dedicated.

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    Hi,

    I hope you don't mind if I ask here under this thread, rather than starting a new thread and asking similar question...

    If one decides to choose whether to take MFE or C (assuming one has passed MLC, P and FM) this May, what do you suggest? I believe there will be changes in the syllabus for MFE and C this coming November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truth in lending View Post
    Hi,

    I hope you don't mind if I ask here under this thread, rather than starting a new thread and asking similar question...

    If one decides to choose whether to take MFE or C (assuming one has passed MLC, P and FM) this May, what do you suggest? I believe there will be changes in the syllabus for MFE and C this coming November.
    Yep, in November some material from C will be moved to MFE (stock simulation I think?). I don't know if it will make you or break but something to consider. MFE appears to be easier than C so it depends how much time you can devote to the exam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hisicon View Post
    How long would you say does it take the college student with most favorable background to pass all the preliminary exams?(1/P through 4/c)
    I made it in 1.5 years.

    Quote Originally Posted by truth in lending View Post
    If one decides to choose whether to take MFE or C (assuming one has passed MLC, P and FM) this May, what do you suggest? I believe there will be changes in the syllabus for MFE and C this coming November.
    You may consider doing both at one time, in Nov 2009. Then, you are not affected.

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