Riskprep Blog  PRM Exam Preparation, PRM Test Qustions, PRMIA Sample ExamsThe new TI calculator for the PRM exam
So PRMIA announced a new default calculator for its exams. If you missed the message from Sue Peterson, here it appears below. The rest of this blog entry explains how to install and use the calculator: "Pearson VUE has recently changed the type of calculator used on the PRM exams. An online scientific calculator, Texas Instrument TI308XS, is now being used during the test delivery system. The user guide for the calculator can be found by clicking on the link: http://education.ti.com/calculators/downloads/US/Software/Download/en/6626/6638/TI30XSMultiViewGuide_en.pdf. Please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions."
Installing the calculatorAndy Condurache, PRMIA's director of exams, provided me instructions on how to download and practice on an online version of the calculator. I have tried these, and they work.
Using the calculatorAgain, remember that in addition to basic operations such as addition and subtraction, you must know how to do the following:
I found it fairly easy & intuitive to do all of the above, in fact, it is easier than on the Windows calculator. To calculate the natural log (ln) of any number:Press ln, followed by the number, close the bracket ), and press
To calculate the exponent, ie the exp function in Excel, or e^n:Note that to enter a negative number, you need to use the () button between enter and the decimal, marked by #3 below. The image below is selfexplanatory. You use the green 2nd key to use the functions typed above the individual keys. The image below shows how e^(0.05*2) is calculated.
To raise a number to a power:Straightforward  use the ^ key on the calculator.
Other observations:This appears to be a great calculator, definitely better than the Windows one (described here: https://riskprep.com/blog/73usingthewindowscalculator). Couple of observations:
