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9/1/2020

ASM customers are likely familiar with the name Abe Weishaus. With a long career in actuarial science, including (but not limited to) twenty years as an ASM author, Abraham Weishaus, Ph.D, FSA, CFA, MAAA, currently teaches at Columbia University. Today we are pleased to announce the release of Abe's first edition MAS-II study manual!

Actuarial candidates seeking associateship in the Casualty Actuary Society will find the wide breadth of knowledge in this manual an invaluable tool in their exam success. The manual contains complete and extensive coverage of the four topics covered in MAS-II: Credibility, Linear Mixed Models, Bayesian Methods, and Statistical Learning. Divided across these four topics are over 500 exam-style exercises, of which over 220 are original and unique to this manual. To test your knowledge in a mock exam setting, the manual contains six full (42 question) practice exams, 81 examples, and 28 in-lesson quizzes. The manual is designed by one of the most distinguished minds in actuarial science in order to maximize the effectiveness of your time spent studying, and increase your chances of passing MAS-II.

Additionally, candidates familiar with our Guided Online Actuarial Learning (GOAL) portal can make use of an extensive library of sample questions available to supplement the material found in this study manual. With 600+ MAS-II questions currently available, and an additional 200 to come in September, GOAL is a regularly updated and comprehensive resource for actuarial candidates not just for MAS-II, but for all SOA and CAS exams.

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(7/7/20) Dates for the following CAS Exams have been extended to Nov 19th - Dec. 9. Refund deadlines have been extended to Oct. 20th.

  • Exam 5
  • Exam 6 - US & Exam 6 - CAN
  • Exam 7
  • Exam 8
  • Exam 9

Additional CAS scheduling notes:

  • For exams MAS-I, MAS-II, and 5 - 9, candidates will schedule their individual start time with Pearson VUE test centers
  • Exams MAS-I, MAS-II, and 5 - 9 will not have a reading period

Please click here for the CAS 2020 Examination Schedule

In light of these scheduling changes, all digital licenses purchased for products for the affected exams will be extended to Dec. 10th at no charge. Please feel free to contact us at sales@actuarialbookstore.com with any questions.

Our dedicated staff remain available to help you during this challenging time. We are operating with normal business hours and are processing and fulfilling orders as normal. UPS shipping times are unable to be guaranteed at this time but we are doing everything we can to prevent order delays. We will continue to offer our services, uninterrupted, for the duration of this worldwide event. Please feel free to reach out if we can be of any extra assistance now or in the coming weeks. Please stay safe and know that you can count on us!

The SOA and CAS have taken steps to protect your health and safety by postponing and/or cancelling Spring 2020 exams. We know these changes may be overwhelming so we have gathered the following updated information about the efforts being taken to manage these difficult circumstances on your behalf.

ACTEX: 6-month and 12-month licenses expiring between 4/1/2020 and 6/1/2020 extended until 7/30/2020.

ASM: 6-month and 12-month licenses expiring between 4/1/2020 and 6/1/2020 extended until 7/30/2020.

ActuarialExam (Condie): Licenses purchased for Spring 2020 exams have been extended through the date of the Fall 2020 exam

Actuarial Brew: Exam FM practice question licenses original set to expire prior to 6/11/2020 are extended through 8/25/2020 (which is expected to accommodate 2 additonal exam sessions after the cancelled FM exam)

BTDT (Ostaszewski): Current license material licenses were exended for 90 additional days

Coaching Actuaries: If you were scheduled to take a test that has been postponed, we are providing a complimentary subscription that matches your current subscription for you to use at any time between now and the next exam sitting.

The Edge: Spring 2020 exam material access has been extended through the rescheduled date of that exam.

The Infinite Actuary: If you purchased any of our products for the Spring 2020 sitting, we extended your expiration dates through the new date. Also, anyone who purchases any of TIA's exam prep courses as of March 18, 2020 and later will be guaranteed access through the fall exam date.

PAK: Spring 2020 product access will be available through the rescheduled exam date in July 2020

XPA: Spring 2020 digital licenses have been extended to provide access through the Fall 2020 exam date

Other products:
The bookstore is committed to supporting students affected by the recent exam delays and cancellations announced by the SOA and CAS. If the details above do not clarify a solution fitting your situation, please contact customer service at 1-800-582-9672 or sales@actuarialbookstore.com

We hope that you and your family are safe and we thank you for being a valued customer of The Actuarial Bookstore.

GOAL is a way for students to practice what they've learned in class, or from independent study using textbooks and study manuals. The online platform offers a database of over 10,000 exam-style problems with detailed solutions, 3 learning modes (Practice, Quiz, Simulated Exams) and 3 levels of difficulty (Core, Advanced, and Mastery). You control your learning mode, difficulty level, and topics.

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