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ASM Interactive Study Manual with Instructional Videos for SOA Exam ASTAM and Graded Mock Exam

By: Weishaus

Edition: 2nd Edition, 2nd Printing

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Customize your learning with our ASM Interactive Study Manual Program. The ASTAM Study Program includes GOAL, flashcards, and more! The study materials are hosted on our eLearning platform and include formula sheets, topic search, and a planner to help you stay on track with your studying. 

Your ASM Study Manual Program comes with:

Study Manual

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

  • 170+ Examples

  • 900+ 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.

  • 3 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

Graded Mock Exam

Practice with the ACTEX ASTAM Graded Mock Exam - a great way to predict your exam outcome! Before you take the official ASTAM exam - take the ACTEX ASTAM Graded Mock Exam and get feedback from the experts.

This Graded Mock Exam has all the typical elements your SOA exam will have plus the questions and format are set up just like the SOA ASTAM exam.

How does it work?

  • Only 100 Graded Mock exams accepted for the April ‘24 exam

  • You will receive the ACTEX ASTAM Graded Mock Exam by mid February

  • The Graded Mock Exam will come in a PDF format. You will write your solutions on your own paper.

  • Take the exam in the allotted time so you can simulate the 3 hours that will be given at the actual exam

  • To submit your solutions for grading, you will scan and email to the instructor (last submission date April 10th)

  • Prof. Jiang and Prof. Abdallah will review, grade and provide written feedback within 2 weeks

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.

Wenjun Jiang, Ph.D.

Wenjun Jiang is an assistant professor in actuarial data analytics at University of Calgary. He earned his PhD degree in statistics from the University of Western Ontario, his masters degree in actuarial mathematics from Concordia University and a bachelor degree in applied math from Tianjin University. Professor Wang’s research interests include: Design of optimal (re)insurance, risk measures, clustering of financial assets, and dependence structures.

Anas Abdallah, Ph.D.

Anas Abdallah obtained his Engineering and master’s degree in Mathematical and Statistical Modeling from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA), in France. He then decided to undertake a MSc. and then a PhD in Actuarial Science, in Canada. His applied thesis has been awarded the Hachemeister prize, by the Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) in 2016, to recognize the impact on the actuarial industry in North America. Anas has extensive work experience in the insurance industry (2011-2018), where he had the opportunity to work in Corporate Actuarial Services, Research and Innovation team, and Actuarial Pricing & Segmentation department. He joined McMaster University in 2019 as an Assistant Professor in the department of Mathematics & Statistics and he is also the Actuarial and Financial Mathematics (AFM) program coordinator. Thanks to the applied research and engagement with the industry, the AFM program was awarded the 2020 CAS University Award. Anas Abdallah’s research lies in the area of Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance, and more particularly in pricing/ratemaking and reserving.

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