ACTEX eLearning Presents:
ACTEX eLearning Webinar RECORDING:
Actuarial Exam Tactics: Learn More, Study Less
This is a recording of the live event which occurred on June 6th, 2017.
In this webinar, authors Roy Ju and Mike Jennings provided some background on their own actuarial exam experiences and motivations for writing this book. The majority of the webinar is question and answer format: ACTEX solicitited questions from attendees in advance of the webinar, and questions were also accepted during the webinar.
Learn how to pass your exams while studying less with strategies from the world’s youngest actuary.
Conventional actuarial study advice: Buy a manual, read through each chapter, do as many practice problems as possible, and spend 100 hours per exam hour in preparation for the exam.
Is there a better way?
This is the fundamental question addressed in Actuarial Exam Tactics: Learn More While Studying Less. In this book, you will find actionable advice to questions such as:
- What parts of the material should I focus on more than others?
- How can I make my review sessions more productive? (When and How to review)
- What is the best way to structure my study sessions to be more productive?
- How can I pass the exams while spending less time than “100 study hours per exam hour”?
This book presents the study strategies that helped Roy Ju become the world’s youngest actuary, finishing the SOA’s exams, and becoming an FSA, at the age of 20. At this point, most actuarial students will be asking: these strategies worked for Roy, but will they work for the average actuarial student?
This was the primary question that co-author Mike Jennings asked when first learning of Roy’s strategies. After fifteen months of testing these strategies and accelerating his own exam process (passing 2 preliminary exams, a fellowship exam, the FAP modules and the FSA modules over this period), Mike knew that he and Roy had to share these strategies with all actuarial students.
With early endorsement from professors and actuaries who have been through the exam process, this book is sure to transform the study habits of actuarial students to help them pass their exams while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Roy Ju, FSA, CERA serves in a director-level role at Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio. He works as a Senior Actuary within Life & Annuity business lines. Ju became the youngest FSA in SOA history in August 2015, at the age of 20. He is a Cedar Falls, Iowa native who graduated from Drake University in 2016, studying finance, economics, and actuarial science. He has strong interests in financial markets, investments, economics, and international business.
Mike Jennings, ASA, CERA grew up in Lockport, IL, Jennings studied actuarial science at Drake University. He graduated in 2015 and started a full-time actuarial position at Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. He is currently pursuing his FSA, studying the Corporate Finance & ERM track.
Who Should Attend?
Any aspiring actuary who is taking actuarial exams or is interested in taking actuarial exams and desires to improve their study habits while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.