Since I assume everyone has printed out the manuals by now, from now on, I will only be updating the list of errata to the errata spreadsheet.
If you would like me to update the manuals as well, send me an email.
I uploaded an Accounting Overview file to the Introduction section of the website. This is an extremely high level overview of the accounting papers. It really is meant to be used as a checklist when you are doing a 2nd pass of the material…. it essentially lists what you should make sure that you know at MINIMUM.
On an unrelated note, I will be at the TIA live seminar in Chicago the week of 8/26. Responses to the TIA forum may be delayed.
Also, I uploaded a spreadsheet with the exhibits from the Blanchard Reinsurance manual.
Sample questions have been posted to the Additional Material section.
Notecards have been uploaded to the website. There are cards for most (but not all) papers. Note that these cards are intended to be a starting point… you should supplement these with your own personal cards.
I will release a set of sample questions before the Live Seminar (late August). I will try to release another set closer to the exam (as well as a sample exam)
Finally, I’d encourage you all to participate in the TIA forum . I believe that answering the questions out there will help with your understanding of the material, which is critical with the move to Blooms style questions. Also, it is great practice for the exam, as you can get some feedback on your responses. I do monitor all threads.
The CAS has released updated errata for the Odomirok text, and there are some significant changes to Chapter 19. I will be updating the manual to reflect these.
Also, I have completed the notecards and they are currently being produced.
They should be released in the near future.
I have posted PDFs that combine all the manuals from each of the sections (for all sections except Section B, which should come out in the near future)
Note that these combined PDFs will not be updated to fix errata as regularly as the standalone manuals are updated. You will therefore need to monitor the list of errata.
I updated some of the regulation manuals to do the following:
-add in the 2012 questions
-add in a few CAS exam questions (from earlier years) that had been omitted
I also created separate files containing just the questions that I added, for those of you who have already printed the manuals. The additional questions can be found in the “Additional Material” section of the website
I uploaded videos discussing a few of the regulation exam questions. I didn’t discuss that many questions, as there is not much to add to the solutions in the manual.
If you would like me to create a video about a particular question that I did not cover, send me an email.
Happy 4th everyone
I posted some comments about my plan for the live seminar to the TIA Forum:
Also, most of you should know this by know, but I wanted to remind you about the importance of reading the Examiners Report when going over the 2012 exam questions. There is a lot of really good information from the graders about how they awarded credit (and took away credit) as well as other interesting comments. The report can be found with the solutions from the cas exam files.