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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-20-2020, 10:36 AM
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Posted By vbbrake84
thank you!

thank you!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-19-2020, 03:37 PM
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Posted By vbbrake84
does anybody know when the official exam results...

does anybody know when the official exam results are expected to be released?
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 02-19-2020, 03:09 PM
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Posted By vbbrake84
i've already started too, same reason. we get the...

i've already started too, same reason. we get the same number of hours as for LTAM. really enjoying it so far! playing in r, learning the basics, like a kid again!
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 02-12-2020, 01:52 PM
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Posted By vbbrake84
for what it's worth (obviously not much), i'm in...

for what it's worth (obviously not much), i'm in the same boat. nobody at my firm has taken it either, so i'm going ahead and trying the ACTEX manual. I figure I'd rather overprepare.

The guy who...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-11-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
Thanks for circling back! I actually preferred...

Thanks for circling back! I actually preferred having it like it was, made me much more deliberate in figuring out what I needed to get from the exhibits rather than moving too quickly.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-11-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
more power to you and congratulations! there is...

more power to you and congratulations! there is absolutely no way that i would be prepared to sit, let alone pass, an exam without at least doing a couple of practice exams under exam conditions....
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
Passed! I was EL 5.5 going in and felt the exam...

Passed! I was EL 5.5 going in and felt the exam was maybe a 4.5?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-09-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
had the same thing happen on thursday, 18/35....

had the same thing happen on thursday, 18/35. luckily did it again yesterday under exam conditions and got 28. I've been a bit shocked at my variance based on which types of questions show up. but...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-03-2020, 03:47 PM
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Posted By vbbrake84
10th

10th
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-03-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
i was going to try to get through a couple more...

i was going to try to get through a couple more this week, while sprinkling in some quiz sets on topics where i've struggled (like ratemaking).
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-03-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
thanks for the confirmation. i've been studying...

thanks for the confirmation. i've been studying without use of it, and now i'm glad to be going that route.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
finally got to 5.3 in adapt. starting to feel ok?...

finally got to 5.3 in adapt. starting to feel ok? about the sitting. best of luck to everyone!!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-30-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
thanks! yea some of the easier stuff i have...

thanks! yea some of the easier stuff i have memorized, but not the limited expectations or value at risks or even most of the CDFs.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-30-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
nobody answered my question before, but does...

nobody answered my question before, but does anyone know if the provided supplement (tables, etc) can be searched? if not, i probably need to practice scrolling the distributions for speed.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-27-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
for my previous exams, i've tried to do a...

for my previous exams, i've tried to do a practice exam every second or third day for the last two weeks, with one day to review the questions i missed and sections where i appear week. here's hoping...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-22-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
if i get one more 24/35 on an adapt exam i'm...

if i get one more 24/35 on an adapt exam i'm going to lose my mind... 3 in a row! every single time its the construction and selection of parametric models sections. serenity now.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-20-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
yea, this right here. also i'd add that a...

yea, this right here. also i'd add that a discrete prior helps me to organize it better in my mind. may just be personal preference, but doing the tabular method on a discrete prior and seeing how...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-09-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 116
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Posted By vbbrake84
major props to earned level over 7 already. i'm...

major props to earned level over 7 already. i'm only at 3.5 after a couple exams. I've been taking them without notes or anything which means i'm missing some easy problems for the more obscure stuff...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-31-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
i've had to do a lot of re-reviewing on those two...

i've had to do a lot of re-reviewing on those two sections primarily. Also need to shore up memorizing a lot of stuff now. i'm also mildly concerned that the CA practice questions on short-term...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-31-2019, 10:42 AM
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Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
When i've been doing problems, i have the PDF...

When i've been doing problems, i have the PDF open and like to ctrl-f "pareto" or whatever so I don't have to do so much scrolling... this is particularly annoying if they don't have it for lognormal...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-21-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
hey, does anyone know how the environment looks...

hey, does anyone know how the environment looks on the screen during this exam? i mean, can the questions be put side by side with the tables?

Also, does anyone know if the tables are searchable...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 12-05-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
Just popping in for solidarity. Finishing...

Just popping in for solidarity. Finishing Buhlmann today myself. Just a little behind schedule, but not catastrophically so. Do you guys think practice quizzes at level 5 is about right?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-08-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,182
Posted By vbbrake84
I'm in section 1.6 also using CA. It's my first...

I'm in section 1.6 also using CA. It's my first time with this sitting. The hardest thing for me is quickly identifying distributions, which I figure will come with practice... I hope...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 07-15-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,197
Posted By vbbrake84
Starting this evening on the CA material. Hoping...

Starting this evening on the CA material. Hoping to finish the material by end of August, same as you. I feel like the timing is tight having waited to hear on LTAM, but oh well.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-12-2019, 11:23 AM
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Views: 150,534
Posted By vbbrake84
i appreciate your careful reasoning. i certainly...

i appreciate your careful reasoning. i certainly did not mean to imply that i thought there was some set of data which could lead to a satisfactory conclusion at all. i just thought that what we do...
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