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ASM Study Manual Program for SOA Exam FAM

By: Weishaus

Edition: 1st Edition, 3rd Printing

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Students! Your FAM (Includes FAM-S & FAM-L) Study Program comes with:

Study Manual

  • FAM-L Study Manual 

    • Comprehensive syllabus coverage (1145+ page manual)

    • 209 Examples 

    • 1083 Practice Exercises  

    • 66 Quizzes

    • 12 Full-Length Exams  

  • FAM-S Study Manual

    • Comprehensive syllabus coverage (724+ page manual)

    • 108 Examples 

    • 677 Practice Exercises  

    • 35 Quizzes

    • 12 Full-Length Exams

    • Video solution for over 170 exercises  

GOAL – Exam Question Database

  • 2300+ Problems with detailed solutions covering both FAM-L and FAM-S 

  • 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.

  • Simulated Exams: 5 comprehensive simulated exams 

Other Ways to Learn

  • Virtual Flashcards

    • FAM-L - 394+ Flashcards 

    • FAM-S - 193+ Flashcards

  • Comprehensive Formula & Review Sheets

    • FAM-L - 9 Pages 

    • FAM-S - 7 Pages

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



  • 6-month manual: no printing

  • 12-month manual: 30% printing

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  • Extensions of 3-months and 6-months are available, please contact support to purchase.

  • Extensions do not include printing rights and may not be shared, sold or overridden in any way.

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  • Access to content on up to four devices

  • Offline use for up to 5 days at a time

  • No returns


More Information About Your Study Program and Expert Professors

The ASM Study Manual for FAM was written and designed with students in mind. It aims to provide the understanding required to solve practical problems in an exam setting, using hundreds of examples, exercises, and full length practice exams. Theoretical concepts are defined through example, to make your learning and understanding of the exam syllabus as direct as possible.

This manual covers all topics in the new SOA Exam FAM (both FAM-S and FAM-L) syllabus. Each chapter concludes with practice problems. At the end of the manual there are complete sample exams offering additional practice.

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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