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ASM Study Manual Program with Instructional Videos for SOA Exam ASTAM

By: Weishaus

Edition: 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing

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Your ASM Study Manual Program comes with:

  • Study Manual

    • 890+ pages of exam-focused information with full syllabus coverage

    • 171 Examples

    • 918 Practice Exercises

    • 38 Quizzes

    • 3 Practice Exams

  • Instructional Videos

    • 90+ Instructional Videos

    • A variety of expert instructors, most of whom are current university professors

    • 15+ hours of video content - with more on the way!

  • GOAL – Exam Question Database

    • 1300+ multiple choice and written answer questions problems with detailed solutions 

    • 3 Learning Modes spanning 3 Difficulty Levels

    • Practice: select the syllabus topic(s), level of difficulty and begin.

    • Quiz: select the topic(s), difficulty, number of problems and set the timer.

    • 4 Simulated Exams

  • Other Ways to Learn

    • 175 Flashcards 

    • Comprehensive Formula & Review Sheet

  • Better Ways to Organize

    • Study Planner that follows your manual to take the guesswork out of your study schedule and get you quick access to relevant study materials.

    • Topic Search - fully linked to seamlessly read, watch, and practice


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More Information About Your Study Program and Expert Author

Exam ASTAM is a 3-hour written answer exam. It extends the discussion of mathematics of short-term insurance found in Exam FAM-S. FAM-S is the prerequisite for this course. The manual has short answer and multiple-choice exercises. Even though the exam will consist of long multi-part written answer questions, these exercises will help you learn the material.


Abraham Weishaus Ph.D., FSA, CFA, MAAA

Abraham was formerly a financial reporting actuary for Guardian Life Insurance Company. He served on the SOA's Education and Examination Committee for 11 years. He also taught exam preparation courses for the Actuarial Society of Greater New York (ASNY) for 15 years, for CAMAR for 6 years, and for St. Johns University for 5 years. Abe is currently a professor at Columbia University, where he has been teaching for over 10 years. He has been an ASM author for over 20 years and publishes material for exams P, FAM, ALTAM, ASTAM, SRM, MAS-I, and MAS-II.

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