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The Exam FM Preparation Program

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ActuaryExamTutor and ACTEX Learning are pleased to co-partner a NEW Live Program for Exam FM Preparation, led by expert Exam FM instructor Paul Johnson, ASA, MAAA. This dynamic program combines the most advanced network of study tools, the ACTEX Learning Study Manual Program for FM with live weekly instruction throughout the program, providing a powerful program package that has never been offered before.  Depending on whether you are at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, enter the program at one of three points in the program, for the individual and custom instruction that is most appropriate for your study schedule and level of preparedness. Greatly advance your preparation skills not only from the hands-on teaching and personal coaching from Instructor Johnson, but also from his online office hours, his timely replies to your questions on the program’s community board, and the invaluable guidance he will provide you for your self-study.  Instructor Johnson will initially assess your strengths and weaknesses, and consistently monitor your sustained progress, using the GOAL tool (which offers an immense database of practice problems, practice quizzes, and simulated exams) to also curate assignments for your personal exam preparation needs. Also take advantage of the program’s community forum where students will be able to share questions, ideas, and feedback with fellow students and Instructor Johnson.

This robust program is appropriate for exam takers of all levels, with Paul Johnson developing the exam preparation road map for you to pass FM, allowing you to focus on studying rather than what to study. The program is designed to give you all of the very best resources for guided and self-study along with the priceless instruction of an experienced Actuary and accomplished FM instructor who will not only guide your progress, but will teach you the critical concepts, demonstrate problem solving and exam taking skills critical to passing. This program is the first of its kind and is designed to be the custom tool you need to succeed.

Initial: Meet the Instructor Free Session

Date: Monday, 8/2/2021 7:00PM – 8:30PM EST (4:00PM – 5:30PM PST)

Three (3) Stages of Preparation:

Stage 1 – Appropriate for exam takers who have little to no knowledge on exam FM topics; they will learn the basics of the syllabus material and begin the process of mastering problem solving.

Length: 9 weeks
Start Date: 8/10/2021
End Date: 10/7/2021
Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST (4:00 PM – 5:30PM PST)
Office Hour: Mondays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST)

Topics: Module 1 Time Value of Money, Module 2 Annuities, Module 3 Loan Repayment, Module 4 Bonds, Module 5 Yield Rate of an Investment, Module 6 The Term Structure of Interest Rates, Module 7 Asset-Liability Management

Description: Students who enter the program at Stage 1 will have access to Stages 1, 2 and 3.  Stage 1 is designed for beginner students who are just starting the process of preparing for FM or for students who wish to re-learn the fundamentals and start the exam preparation process from its initial point. At Stage 1, students will be taught the required elementary FM topics and its core concepts as it relates to preparing for Exam FM.  Instructor Paul Johnson will lead students through these basic but very important topics at a gradual pace to make certain that students are building a solid foundational base.  During Stage 1, we will start the rigorous but most critical process to begin mastering FM problem solving, with students being shown great strategies and techniques for solving exam problems related to the fundamental topics being taught and reviewed.  Students can expect a great deal of personal support from Instructor Johnson throughout the critical Stage 1 period to ensure that they are fully grasping the material being presented and progressing at the pace necessary to be ready for Stage 2.

Stage 2 – Appropriate for exam takers to enter who have some understanding of FM material but desire a review of the more challenging topics along with related problem solving.

Length: 3 weeks
Start Date: 10/12/2021
End Date: 10/28/2021
Class times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST)
Office Hour: Mondays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST)

Topics: Module 7 Asset-Liability Management continued, Module 8 Determinants of Interest Rates, Module 9 Interest Rate Swaps, Practice with some challenging problems

Description: Students who enter at Stage 2 will have access to Stages 2-3.  Stage 2 is a continuation of Stage 1 but focused on the more challenging FM required syllabus topics.  Stage 2 is the perfect stage to enter for those students who can demonstrate sufficient knowledge of basic core concepts tested on the exam but will benefit from a review of more difficult topics and the related exam type problems that many exam-takers struggle with. Whether you recently began prepping for FM, have used other study resources, or sat for FM previously but did not pass, Stage 2 will bring you up to speed quickly on these challenging FM syllabus topics. Additionally, during Stage 2, we will review common mistakes and errors made by many exam takers that need to be avoided to pass FM and also share important tips and tricks to be effective and efficient during the actual exam sitting.

Stage 3 – Appropriate for exam takers to enter who have possess a solid grasp of the FM material but need to get exam-ready through intensive practice, problem solving, and exam strategy.

Length: 4 weeks
Start Date: 11/1/2021
End Date: 11/24/2021
Class times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST (4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST).  NOTE: ending on Wednesday the final week due to Thanksgiving
Office Hour: Mondays 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST (4:00PM – 5:00PM PST)

Description: Stage 3 is an intensive problem solving/exam strategy bootcamp and an absolute must for any student sitting for FM.  This program stage offers the ultimate final exam preparation resource for students who have mastered the core and advanced syllabus material and are now ready for a 4 week ‘pedal to the metal’ bootcamp to maximize problem solving skills prior to the exam sitting. Stage 3 includes intensive practice sessions with instructional support & feedback, live through Zoom. Using exam problems from GOAL and previously released SOA exams as the basis for the bootcamp, Stage 3 will provide students with learning invaluable strategies, methods, and shortcuts for attacking and solving problems the best ways, significantly advancing problem solving skills, reaching a masters level of problem solving proficiency necessary to pass FM.

The programs offered are:

  1.  Comprehensive Learn-Review-Practice Live Exam Prep Program (Stages 1-3) Includes the required ACTEX Study Manual Program for Exam FM. Program tools available with this purchase: GOAL (diagnostic and analytical practice problem tool), virtual eFlashcards, & Formula & Review Sheet for 6 month license – DIGITAL*, with ONE Pass Guarantee**
  2. Review & Practice Live Exam Program (Stages 2 & 3 only) Includes the required ACTEX Study Manual Program for Exam FM. Program tools available with this purchase: GOAL (diagnostic and analytical practice problem tool), virtual eFlashcards, & Formula & Review Sheet for 6 month license – DIGITAL*, with ONE Pass Guarantee**
  3. Live Intensive Practice for Exam FM (Stage 3 only) Includes 30-day license to GOAL for FM

Required Materials:

The Learn (Stage 1) and Review (Stage 2) portions of the course make use of the ACTEX Study Manual Program suite of products to support the live interactive Zoom sessions. The Live Intensive Practice Program for Exam FM includes a 30-day license with access to GOAL for Exam FM.

Digital Terms:

Single 6-month study manual program license with one pass guarantee. All materials and zoom class details will be provided to you through the bookstore distribution

To be eligible, a registered user must actively take the exam within the manual license term, or no more than 60-days after license expires and email this retailer with proof of the non-passing score. Neither licenses nor renewals are transferable. In the event a customer is eligible for a renewal, but the exam is no longer offered, that customer will receive 6-month digital-only access (as outlined above) to material for an exam with equivalent credit. One time only.

About the Instructor: 

Paul Johnson, ASA, MS has accumulated over 12 years of professional experience as an actuary.  He is a respected specialist in preparing students for Exam FM, possessing great enthusiasm for helping students achieve passing exam scores.  He has also received superior ratings while teaching numerous mathematics courses at the university level.  Mr. Johnson was elected President of the Arizona Actuarial Club in 2017 and founded the popular podcast series Actuarial Toolkit.  He received his MS in Statistics from Northern Arizona University and BS in Mathematics from Gonzaga University.


The ACTEX Study Manual Program portion of this order Registrations cancelled prior to the day this course begins are 100% refundable.

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