Coaching Actuaries gives you the tools to study smarter and pass the Modern Actuarial Statistics II Exam.
Meet our team of expert coaches who will guide you through
Dave Kester, FSA, MAAAMAS-II Video CoachAttained FSA via the ILA Track
I’ve been helping aspiring actuaries for more than 20 years. When I’m not teaching, I like to read, run, and listen to good math stories. When I was preparing for the actuarial exams, there was nothing like Coaching Actuaries. Now, we combine teaching and technology to guide the next generation of actuarial students.
Kong Foo Pang, ASAExam MAS-II Product Manager
I have been with Coaching Actuaries since graduated from Drake University in 2013. I like sharing with students the tips for solving different kinds of problems. When I'm not glued to the computer, you can find me in the gym playing all kind of sports! My favorite food is bacon!
MAS-II is offered 2 times per year, once in the Spring (late April/early May) and once in the Fall (late October/early November).
Subject to change as CAS transitions to computer-based testing
Questions related to these concepts will appear the most on the exam.
“Focus on really mastering the Statistical Learning portion of the exam (Section 3 in our course and Domain C on the MAS-II content outline). It's by far the highest-weighted portion of the exam.”
"Be sure to understand the concept of bias-variance tradeoff and how it applies to different statistical learning methods. Do not mistake a sample property/quantity for a population property/quantity."
"On the exam, questions will roughly follow the ordering of topics on the syllabus. There are a few ways to use this to your advantage. It allows you to compartmentalize information and approach the exam in a more systematic way. It also means you can strategically answer questions out of order based on your confidence with certain topics. In addition, it can reduce test anxiety by providing a sense of familiarity and control."
"Don't be afraid to skip questions. Make sure to give yourself enough time to ace easy questions that may be at the end of your exam. Remember, easy questions are worth just as much as hard questions."
"Make sure you can do most of the easy and intermediate questions. You can pass the exam without ever worrying about an advanced question you haven't seen before."
You’ll receive your official final score approximately 8 weeks after your exam.
Passing candidate numbers will be emailed out between 2 PM to 3 PM Eastern Time on the day that they become available.
Several days after the email is distributed to candidates, a link to the list of passing candidates will be posted on the CAS website and candidates will receive the result in mail.
Exam 5 is the next suggested exam after passing MAS-II. You will also need to complete 3 CAS Data and Insurance Series Courses (DISCs) (previously Online Courses) if you have not already. If you have passed IFM, you are exempted from CAS DISC DA (Introduction to Data Analytics).