The SDM exam is unique relative to the other Finance Track exams due to its large number of “critical thinking” exam questions. Historically, the vast majority of students writing SDM failed on their first try even though they had almost all passed two written answer exams already.

What SDM students also did not realize is that they are now up against the very best students. For other finance track exams, most students writing had never passed any written FSA exams before. But for SDM, almost all students writing it have already passed two exams, so the competition is dramatically tougher for SDM.

The XP Premium Package for SDM is specifically intended to help students out-prepare other students writing SDM. There is no guarantee that we can help you pass this tough exam, but we have had multiple sittings with well above-average pass rates. For example, in Fall/2022, XP students had a pass rate (61% – 14/23) more than twice that of non-XP students (23% – 6/26). Furthermore, XP students have had many sittings with pass rates in the 80%’s and even in the 90%’s over the last 5 years.

Please note that our Premium Package for the SDM exam is intended for students who use most of the textbooks and other source readings because the XP study manual is not a “cut and paste” of the source readings, but rather a compliment to them providing more condensed summaries and intuitive explanations of key points. Please email the instructor if you want more information on what the best textbooks are to have for this exam.

What you get with this course?

Online Video Seminar (covering all of the topics on the syllabus and integrating them directly to the SDM case study)

Study manual that supplements the source readings (It is not a replacement, but rather a compliment to the readings)

Audio and Digital flash cards (We now have pdf, ANKI, audio/mp3, and printable flash cards) Case Study tools (includes videos and case study detailed checklist)

Practice Recall Questions

Application Questions (medium critical thinking questions & solutions and solutions to selected textbook questions)

Practice Exams (tough critical thinking questions that simulate the actual exam)

Video feedback and exam coaching from the instructor on your answers to practice exams (NO other study company comes close to the level of feedback we offer)

The XP Premium Package for SDM can be purchased through the Actuarial Bookstore or Actex. The entire package is delivered online through the Actuarial Bookstores online learning portal.

Please check our testimonials to see what students have to say about the XP SDM Premium study package.

SDM Study Manual Sample 2024

SDM Practice Exam Sample 2024

Links for all SOA Study Notes for 2024 Syllabus

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XP Premium Package for SDM