1. We’re actively working on improving MLC Adapt for those taking the exam next May: Done: Video solutions for Fall 2015 exam have been created. Adapt topic weight has been revised to be consistent with the Spring 2016 syllabus. New questions on the new pension topics have been authored. All five sets of written-answer practice exams…

  2. Exam S, a new exam for the Casualty Actuarial Society, is replacing the requirements for Exam LC, Exam ST, and VEE Applied Statistical Methods. The CAS is including more material which is relevant to the work requirements of ACAS and FCAS actuaries. The exam covers Stochastic Processes, Survival Models (including limited Life Contingencies concepts), Statistics, General Linear…

  3. We got this wonderful thank you letter from Dan, who passed Exam C in June after his second try. Stories like Dan’s make us on the CA team excited to come to work knowing our efforts are having a profound impact! Dear Coaching Actuaries, I just passed Exam C, and I must give credit where…

  4. You’ve prepared with classes, videos, manuals, or textbooks. Now you’re practicing with Adapt. Yet there’s still some areas you need to work on. You need a quick review to strengthen your weak areas before the exam! Try out the FM Review Videos from Coach K. If you’ve purchased Adapt, these are available as a link…

  5. We have been working on expanding our CFA offerings (which we offer at Passedtense.com). If you are not familiar with the CFA designation, you could read my post on “Why would Actuaries consider getting a CFA?” We have just released Adapt CFA Level II in free Alpha test mode. We welcome to you help us…

  6. In our last post we talked about the importance of managing your time leading up to the exam. Now we’ll talk about planning ahead to manage your time well during the exam. Time Management for Study Time Create a schedule and stick to it. To make the schedule easier to stick to, factor in wiggle…

  7. “Make the most of your time, because the days are evil” This Biblical proverb is important because many students fail due to time – either running out of time on the exam or running out of time studying before the exam. “The days are evil” – our lives are full of distractions that want to…

  8. We ask this question on our surveys, as it is part of how we ensure Adapt is an accurate representation of the exam. Many students ask this question because they want to know which difficulty to focus on being able to pass. But, as shown in our survey data, there is not a real answer…

  9. The Coaching Actuaries site is back up. If you still see the outage message, please clear your cache and refresh the site. The datacenter hosting our databases experienced a severe problem which made most connections to the database timeout. Thankfully we were able to move to a secondary database without losing much data. There’s a potential…

  10. Written by Paul Ireland, VP of Product Management: Have you ever had that kind of dream where you’re back in high school and it’s time for your final in Calculus but you suddenly realize you had not done any of the work the whole semester? Or maybe you have the other variation of the dream, where…