Archive for March, 2016

Updates 2016-03-20

March 20th, 2016

The Flashcards are up for Books 1,2 & 3.

This includes both Printable Flashcards, as well as JPEG’s.

I recommend you download them by “Book”, as it has all the papers associated with that book.  The flashcards for individual papers are also available in case you need those.


Updates 2016-03-13

March 13th, 2016

The lessons for ERA 3.3 were posted on Friday, so all the lessons are available now.

Note that I removed the Introduction to Copulas lesson from last year, and instead embedded an introduction in ERA 3.3

Book 4 was also published on Thursday, with some minor edits on Friday to ERA 3.3 - these are noted in the errata.

A study tool that I found helpful to review a large amount of material quickly was the Review Notes.  The study manual and lessons are intended to be explanatory, and are good for learning the material.   This also means they are not an efficient way to review.

So, I’ve created Review Notes, these are typically about 4 pages long, and review the core concepts and formulas for each paper.  They are not explanatory, and are intended to be used for review.   I’ll be posting the 2016 version of these soon.

Some of the flashcards are already up, I’ll be working on updating those also.

I’ve received requests to write problems for section C.  I’ll do that when I’ve completed the Review Notes and Flashcards.

I’m headed to a conference today, and will be mostly out of touch through Wednesday.



Updates 2016-03-10

March 10th, 2016

The ERA 3 manual is up, and so is Book 4.
As are the lessons for 3.1 and 3.2
The lessons for 3.3 should be up by Saturday.

I’ve had some questions about past exam problems on section C. The short answer is that there are none. There is only one paper on section C that was on the 2014 syllabus (Chapter 4.1), everything else was added in 2015 or 2016.  The papers were added to the syllabus in these years.

2011: ERA 4.1
2015: ERA 1; 2.2; 2.3; 3.1; 3.2; 4.2; 5.4
2016: ERA 2.1; 2.4; 2.5; 3.3

Note as well that the weight of section C has dropped immensely. This shows the weights the last 5 years.

Year: A    B    C

2012  45    6  50

2013  45    6  50

2014  50  10  40

2015  50  10  40

2016  70  10  20


Updates 2016-03-06

March 6th, 2016

ERA Section 2.5 material was posted on Thursday.

The manual has all the sections for section 2, so it was just added at the end of that.

There are 4 lessons.

I’m wrapping up the ERA Section 3 material now, and expect to post by Tuesday of this week.

After that I’m working on Flashcards.

Sorry I fell behind on answering questions in the forum - I’m currently working through the backlog.

I made some minor changes to some of the manuals in response to questions in the forums.  Any changes made to the manuals can be found in the Errata.