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Actuary_JB
06-01-2008, 11:01 PM
As you probably have heard, I'm back for another year of instruction for exam ILA-DP through the Infinite Actuary. I appreciate the positive comments I have received on this forum and I will do my best to live up to them.

If you're getting started with your studying, I wanted to let you know that I have created an outline of the study material and a study schedule to help organize your preparations.

The outline fits with the online seminar that is available through TIA, but you don't have to register for the exam to see how I've organized the material. You can simply go TIA's website (www.theinfiniteactuary.com) and click on the blog for exam ILA-DP (the post is labeled 2008 study schedule).

The study schedule references the outline and is designed to get you through the material in about 3 months (13 weeks). If you start studying in the next week or so (and stick to the schedule), you will get through the material in time for the TIA live seminar in St. Louis on September 12-16.

Thanks and Happy Studying!!

JB

sweetie
06-03-2008, 02:55 PM
The SOA has a study note on commutation functions (around 10 pages). This study note is not specifically for this exam, but it would help us in understanding the topic better. Is it possible if you could go over these commutation functions?

wat?
06-03-2008, 03:36 PM
The SOA has a study note on commutation functions (around 10 pages). This study note is not specifically for this exam, but it would help us in understanding the topic better. Is it possible if you could go over these commutation functions?

:lol:

I only laugh because I remember that 7702 question last year. AGH

I knew commutation functions cold because of some work I had to do with developing old reserve factors, but man - applying it to 7702 calculations? Talk about confusing.

rekrap
06-03-2008, 03:39 PM
I knew commutation functions cold because of some work I had to do with developing old reserve factors, but man - applying it to 7702 calculations? Talk about confusing.

Except there's a section that desrcibes using commutation functions in the calculation instead of actuarial formulas, so the exam committee actually thinks they weren't being confusing, but rather helpful by putting it in that format... :shrug:

teapeaexcueexplustea
06-04-2008, 06:25 AM
The SOA has a study note on commutation functions (around 10 pages). This study note is not specifically for this exam, but it would help us in understanding the topic better. Is it possible if you could go over these commutation functions?
Whoa...I didn't order then when ordering study notes. Should I?

mjb
06-04-2008, 06:27 AM
Whoa...I didn't order then when ordering study notes. Should I?
If you're writing the Canadian exam, I don't think this is relevant.

teapeaexcueexplustea
06-04-2008, 07:06 AM
If you're writing the Canadian exam, I don't think this is relevant.
Nice! Thanks :)

count_me_in
06-05-2008, 04:18 AM
The SOA has a study note on commutation functions (around 10 pages). This study note is not specifically for this exam, but it would help us in understanding the topic better. Is it possible if you could go over these commutation functions?

wat?
06-05-2008, 05:55 AM

Looks like posting a direct link here to the study note won't be good - the SOA is offering this old study note (600-99-99) for \$10 on the Fall 2008 Study Note order form. I assume just posting a link so that one can obtain it for free is in violation of some copyright agreement.

On the other hand, there is a longer note that explains commutation function in some detail - here's the link to that: http://www.math.umd.edu/~hmg/Stat470_Ch6.pdf

Actuary_JB
06-06-2008, 02:07 PM
The SOA has a study note on commutation functions (around 10 pages). This study note is not specifically for this exam, but it would help us in understanding the topic better. Is it possible if you could go over these commutation functions?

Thanks for the suggestion. I will plan to incorporate a lesson that covers commutation functions.

I don't think this information is needed to understand any of the sections on the syllabus, so I'll probably wait until I have added the new 2008 sections. I will plan to include it with the practice problems and will post an update on my blog (and here) when it's available.

JB

LifeAct
06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Has anybody had problems viewing the sample lesson on TIA? When I click on the link, I have windows media player open but nothing plays.

Mo' 5!
06-06-2008, 03:48 PM
Has anybody had problems viewing the sample lesson on TIA? When I click on the link, I have windows media player open but nothing plays.
Sorry about that but I'm still working on updating this online seminar for 2008 so it doesn't work right now on the main site. Just PM me your name and email address and I can set you up with a temporary account from where you can view the videos on our backup sites. Thanks.