4/C Construction of Actuarial Models


4/C Construction of Actuarial Models Abacus LI's Fundamental's material for 4/C covers important actuarial methods that are useful in modeling. These models go beyond those that are covered in Exam M.

Dr. Jim Daniel, Abacus Learning Institue, Inc.'s Dean of Actuarial Sciences, is your host for the Online Fundamentals Course.

Abacus provides an Online Fundamentals Course for 4/C as well as a Face-to-Face Seminar

You may receive a complimentary copy of 4/C Module 1 in March, August and December. We offer Dr. Daniel's 4C/MLC Study Notes for Free year round.

Abacus Learning Institute, Inc. presents Dr. Jim Daniel's 4C/MLC Study Notes.


Dr. Daniel occasionally releases Study Notes to help learners prepare for actuarial exams.  This offer provides the user with a FREE copy of the notes. 


Log in and use the enrollment key 4C-Study-Notes-2016 to access your free study notes.  Please download the documents from our system.  Your access will expire in one week from registering.


Study Notes included:

  • "Poisson processes (and mixture distributions)", 14 pages originally intended as an alternative to the then SoA/CAS-required material on Poisson processes in the Probability Models textbook by Ross but now the required reading material for CAS 3L; two of those pages cover the concept of mixture distributions that come up throughout the Exam MLC/3L and C/4 syllabi.
  • "Mixture distributions in Exams MLC/3L and C/4", 12 pages intended to explain how to compute with the mixture distributions that appear in Exam MLC/3L and especially in Exam C/4—including a simple way to compute with the kernel-smoothing or kernel-density method of Exam C/4.
  • "(Common) Shock models in Exam MLC", 11 pages intended  to explain a simple way to compute with shock models that makes them a special case of the more commonly tested material on joint independent lifetimes.
  • "LogNormal stock-price models", 11 pages primarily intended to provide prerequisite background on these models that is covered in the new MFE/3F syllabus material and through May 2009 was covered on Exam C/4. While initially intended for those taking C/4 before through May 2009 without the MFE/3F background, it might still be helpful for MFE/3F students as well.


Cost:  FREE

Abacus Learning Institute, Inc.'s Exam Prep material for 4/C covers important actuarial methods that are useful in modeling.  These models go beyond those that are covered in Exam M.

Hosted by Dr. Jim Daniel. The course includes:

  • Overview of Fundamentals
  • Video Lessons, Ranging from under 5 Minutes to 40 Minutes Each, Covering all Syllabus Material
  • Detailed Video Solutions to Practice Problems
  • Study Material
  • Instructor Support
  • Excellent Customer Service

Cost:  FREE

USE ACCESS CODE:  Free4C-2017

Receive Abacus Learning Institute, Inc's 4/C Online Fundamentals Course and the Davis, California Face-to-Face Seminar.  See the 4/C Online Fundamentals Course and 4/C Face-to-Face Seminar descriptions above.


Cost:  NO LONGER AVAILABLE