After a hiatus due to some family health issues, XP is back for SDM. Here is a critique of what we offer
- we are intended only for students who use the textbooks to study as our study manual is not a “cut and paste” of the source material, but rather a combination of intuitive explanations and condensed summaries.
- we offer only digital flash cards - no printed cards nor ANKI cards
- we offer only one product - a full online seminar, with manual, flash cards, questions, practice exams, and case study tools, and coaching on how to tackle this exam
- we are definitely NOT an “easy” path to passing this exam
- we have had many sittings with pass rates in the 80’s and in Spring-2019 we even had a 92% pass rate (11 of our 12 students passed)
- our last sitting - Summer 2020, more than half of all passing students were XP students.
- we did this by discovering that the exam was different from the rest of the Finance track and that students needed better explanations of the material & case study, much better understanding & coaching on how to answer SDM-style questions, and most importantly proper SDM-like questions to practice with
The cost ($950) is less than half the price of PAK’s Online seminar, so I like to say that along with our pass rates, it makes us 4X better
We had many testimonials on the old Actuarial Outpost forum (RIP!), but many can be found here: https://xpactuarial.com/testimonials/#sdm
Here are a couple of examples of typical students who used XP for SDM:
“I truly believe your assistance and alternative approach to how to take this exam was the difference. After four previous 5’s on SDM, you can imagine how ecstatic I was upon seeing my candidate number on the ‘pass list’. And now, on my fifth attempt and first with XP, I just found out I got an 8!”
– Kelly Gamlin, SDM Student
“Just wanted to let you know that I passed! Really appreciated your study manual and the way you went about teaching the material. Full disclosure, I was nervous about switching from PAK since I had used it for the first two exams and felt comfortable with it, but I’m really glad I did. (It was your posts on the outpost talking about the pass rate and a couple of student testimonials that flipped me.) Glad I could contribute to keeping the pass rate high for you!”
– Greg B, SDM Student
Our Premium Pass Rate product is available now at the Actuarial Bookstore and Actex.
More info here: https://xpactuarial.com/exam-sdm/