Exam CFE SDM  

Strategic Decision Making Exam
  • Average
    Pass Rate
  • Sponsoring SocietySOA
  • Dates ActiveNov 2013 - Present
  • Sittings to Date10
  • Attempts per Sitting66
  • Total Passes/Attempts289 / 657
  • Highest Pass Rate63.6% Oct-14
  • Lowest Pass Rate33.3% May-14
  • Effective Pass Rate44.4%
  • Std Dev of Pass Rate8.6%
101123194/1/2018 12:00:00 AM83834453.053.0 7/20/2018 12:00:00 AM44.0Apr-2018
910481911/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1011004039.640.0 1/19/2018 12:00:00 AM42.7Nov-2017
8978194/1/2017 12:00:00 AM1151154640.040.0 7/21/2017 12:00:00 AM43.3Apr-2017
79141911/1/2016 12:00:00 AM92923437.037.0 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM44.4Nov-2016
6846195/1/2016 12:00:00 AM73703345.247.1 8/1/2016 12:00:00 AM47.0May-2016
57781910/1/2015 12:00:00 AM70703245.745.7 1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM47.7Oct-2015
4713194/1/2015 12:00:00 AM47472246.846.8 7/17/2015 12:00:00 AM48.8Apr-2015
36581910/1/2014 12:00:00 AM33332163.663.6 1/24/2015 12:00:00 AM50.0Oct-2014
2607195/1/2014 12:00:00 AM2121733.333.3 7/19/2014 12:00:00 AM39.5May-2014
15451911/1/2013 12:00:00 AM22201045.550.0 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM45.5Nov-2013

Distribution of Travel Times to Designations

Number of People251209
5th percentile-4.710.33
25th percentile-2.330.58
75th percentile-0.831.17
95th percentile0.672.17



1PSOA Preliminary Exam119 59210-6.1800.0000.00210-6.183366cc
2FMSOA Preliminary Exam119 41209-5.8500.0000.00209-5.853366cc
3MFESOA Preliminary Exam119 55225-4.4600.0000.00225-4.463366cc
4MLCSOA Preliminary Exam119 56227-4.3200.0000.00227-4.323366cc
5CSOA Preliminary Exam119 17230-3.6000.0011.84231-3.573366cc
6STCAS Preliminary Exam219 681-3.0900.0000.001-3.09dc3912
7OC1CAS Preliminary Exam219 571-2.6700.0012.8320.08dc3912
8OC2CAS Preliminary Exam219 581-2.1700.0013.0820.46dc3912
95CAS Preliminary Exam219 31-2.0900.0000.001-2.09dc3912
106-U.S.CAS Preliminary Exam219 81-1.5900.0000.001-1.59dc3912
11ASASOA Designation319 70222-2.0320.00270.74251-1.72ff9900
12EA2FSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam419 361-3.4100.0000.001-3.41109618
13EA2LSOA Enrolled Actuary Exam419 371-3.9200.0000.001-3.92109618
14CFE FDSOA Fellowship Exam519 18228-0.9100.00260.80254-0.73990099
15CFE SDMSOA Fellowship Exam519 1900.002690.0000.002690.00990099
16ERMSOA Fellowship Exam519 38245-1.5110.00130.60259-1.40990099
17RET DAUSOA Fellowship Exam519 641-1.9100.0000.001-1.91990099
187CAS Fellowship Exam619 900.0000.0010.5010.500099c6
19CERASOA Designation319 72177-1.1240.00560.82237-0.64ff9900
20FSASOA Designation319 7100.0000.002090.932090.93ff9900

Number of Years (Before)/After Passing Exam CFE SDM
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Note on the travel time information above:
The histograms and the above two charts (near) exclude duplicate names and include changed names. Excluding duplicate names is necessary since travel time information related to them is unreliable and nonsensical- for instance, passing exam P three years before receiving a designation.

Including changed names has an impact on the relative number of people who passed other exams vs. the given exam. Their inclusion will lower this ratio since changed names will not properly link between previous/future exam passes. However, including changed names will not affect the average travel times, since travel times of changed names are not necessarily different than those of unchanged names.

For exam CFE SDM on all sittings, there were 20 duplicate names, 53 changed names, and 6 duplicate and changed names.