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ASM Study Manual for CAS Exam S, 3rd edition - Third Printing incl StudyPlus+ (Online Study Tools) NO RETURNS

By: Weishaus

Edition:3rd edition Third Printing


Exam CAS S will not be offered after the October 26, 2017 sitting.


The CAS will be offering Exam MAS-I, covering some of the same content as CAS S, starting in May 2018. A new ASM study manual will be published for MAS-I, and is expected to be released in November 2017. 

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This manual provides complete coverage of the syllabus for CAS Exam S. It includes the following topics:

  • Hypothesis testing

  • Confidence intervals

  • Chi square tests

  • Student's t and Fishers F

  • Estimator quality

  • Maximum likelihood estimation

  • Bayesian estimation

  • Conjugate priors

  • Order statistics

  • Nonparametric methods

  • Poisson processes

  • Discrete and continuous Markov chains

  • Reliability theory

  • Generalized linear model

  • Time series

  • Life Contingencies

The manual also includes 6 full-length practice exams on the entire Exam S syllabus consisting of original questions only.

New for the 3rd edition – Third Printing:
Solutions to Spring 2017 CAS S exam were added. Errata were incorporated.



Abraham Weishaus, Ph.D., FSA, CFA, MAAA   Formerly financial reporting actuary for Guardian Life Insurance Company. Served on the SOA’s Education and Examination Committee for 11 years. Taught exam preparation courses for the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for 15 years and for CAMAR for 6 years. Currently is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and teaches exam preparation courses at St. Johns University.

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