I have been accepted into a postgrad hdip in Actuarial Science in Dublin which will start this Sept. However I wish to sit the exam for the Certificate in Financial Mathematics this October just to get it out of the way if possible!
Has anyone here taken this exam (probably not, but worth a try!)? If so advise would be much appreciated...I am wondering about preparationn for the exam and exam material - is the 'Combined Material Pack' sufficient to cover all material in the exam by oneself, with approx 15hours put in each week between now and the exam (approx 24 weeks)?
Also, has anyone taken on-line (or other) tutorials?
Another option would be to sign up to the online course at the University of Leicester. Does anyone have experience of this?
A little background on myself: I graduated with a 2.1 in civil engineering in July 2009, got an A1 in maths in the Leaving Cert, and am currently working part-time, so would be able to dedicate approx 15 hours most weeks from now up until mid-September. I would probably need to brush up on some of the maths, but would be able to do so fairly quickly.
Any advise that anyone who has done this exam would be much appreciated...