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Unavailable 4/27-28

April 19th, 2019

I am going to be unavailable to answer forum posts on the weekend 4/27-28. Please post any queries before this weekend if possible.


Quick Review videos

February 3rd, 2019

Note from the TIA forum:

I have created “Quick Summary Videos” for the following papers:

As the name implies, these videos are designed to be very quick overviews where I point out the most important points of the paper. I’d recommend watching these during your final stages of exam preparation, after you have mastered the material.

If you would like to see videos for certain other topics, please let me know (either via this forum or via email: Also, I would appreciate any feedback/ suggestions about the videos (e.g. is there anything else that I can cover that may be helpful).


CAS Fall 2018

January 21st, 2019

I uploaded files discussing the Fall 2018 CAS exam questions to the Additional Material section. I will also be updating the manual files to add these questions.

Also, quick reminder that I have been updating the Accounting paper (Section A-F) manuals to add more detail to certain sections (most detail was already mentioned in the videos), and also add introductory pages. I have now completed the updates.


“Minor” updates

January 2nd, 2019

I will be making some minor improvements to the study manual. The content will be unchanged, but I will be adding more description to some sections. Most of the additions would be points that I had already mentioned in the video discussions. So its perfectly fine to continue to use the original versions.

If any manuals have significant updates, I will post a note to the Errata.


Combined Exams

September 30th, 2018

I uploaded updated “Combined CAS Exams” to the Additional Material section. These combine the questions from the various study manuals. You can take these as practice exams.

Note that there are only minor changes between these updated files and the files that were originally on the site:
>removed the questions from the papers that were dropped (King and Vaughan), and added questions from the new paper (Horn)
>added a Spring 2018 file

Note that there have been minimal changes to the syllabus in the last few years, so just use the exams from the CAS (I have noted which questions to skip).


Sample Exams

September 23rd, 2018

The 3 sample exams are out! See the Additional Material section of the website.



August 12th, 2018

Updated notecards are up. The main changes from last sitting:
>added cards from new papers and removed cards from old papers
>fixed the errata that were published last sitting



July 22nd, 2018

As per the Fall 2018 thread in the TIA forum, I am currently working on a Glossary. Even though it is still a work in progress, my work so far may be helpful. I have uploaded it to the Introduction section of the website.

Note that for the most part, I have focused on terms that were not defined in the manuals or videos.

If you need further detail about any of the terms, or if there are any addition terms that you want included, feel free to post a note to the TIA forum:


Ignore Vaughan manual

July 4th, 2018

Please ignore the Vaughan manual (included in the Section G manual dated as of 7/3 or before). This was removed from the syllabus.

I will update the manuals to remove it.

Apologize for any inconvenience.



June 22nd, 2018

I post details about the status of the material to the Fall2018 thread in the TIA forum: