From the TIA Forum:
I posted the 2013 CAS exam questions & solutions file to Additional Material.
Note that the footer on each page mentions which topic the question is from… so you can either move each page to the appropriate manual, or keep the entire exam grouped together
I have segmented the Study Manuals into 3 types of files:
-CAS Exam Questions Only
-Sample Questions Only
They can be found in the Additional Material section.
Note that these files will NOT be updated to correct any errata, so if you decide to use these files instead of the individual manuals, MAKE SURE YOU MONITOR THE LIST OF ERRATA. Only the individual manual files are kept up to date to fix errata.
From the TIA forum:
“Just a quick note about the Sample Questions. I would recommend keeping the sample questions until you have mastered all of the material (ie understand the various concepts, and attempted the CAS exam questions).
Some of the sample questions are tricky, and also I tried to test areas that haven’t historically be tested. So leaving these for the end will give you a better indication of how ready you are for the exam.”
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.