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Forum: MAS-I 03-03-2020, 02:36 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Pass mark was 50.5. ...

Pass mark was 50.5.

https://www.casact.org/admissions/passmarks/examMAS-I.pdf
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-28-2020, 10:03 AM
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Posted By jas1290
Stumbled across this thread and will add that...

Stumbled across this thread and will add that this is so true. I personally struggled more with P and C/STAM and had no issues with FM and MFE/IFM. On the other hand, a coworker at my previous...
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 01-12-2020, 12:16 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Same for me on the bold. Work being busy after...

Same for me on the bold. Work being busy after year end has helped kick-start me back into it, finishing up the Friedland text today with chapter 16 & 17 on estimated ALAE and ULAE. I felt like the...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-20-2019, 09:31 AM
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Posted By jas1290
Thank you, that makes sense. I passed old exam...

Thank you, that makes sense. I passed old exam C/4 which is credit for MAS-II, which I specify on my resume. I currently have all exams I have credit for on one line, then the next line sitting for 5.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-20-2019, 09:29 AM
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Posted By jas1290
This is what I went with, one line has the exams...

This is what I went with, one line has the exams I have credit for then the next line is sitting for 5. Thank you for your input.
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 12-19-2019, 08:52 AM
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Posted By jas1290
Listing Exams on Resume

Previously, I would list passed exams in chronological order each on their own line on my resume, with date passed on the far right of the line. I'm in the process of updating my resume, I'm going...
Forum: MAS-I 12-13-2019, 04:18 PM
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Posted By jas1290
You'll get a print out of how you scored on each...

You'll get a print out of how you scored on each question in a few days. If it the total score is below 52 points like you said based on the FAK I would contact them and request to have your scantron...
Forum: MAS-I 12-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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Posted By jas1290
I got a 7 with 59. Coworker of mine passed with a...

I got a 7 with 59. Coworker of mine passed with a 9 with a score in the mid sixties. I'm inclined to think it might even be lower than 51.5.
Forum: MAS-I 12-13-2019, 02:27 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Passed as well. So glad to have this one behind...

Passed as well. So glad to have this one behind me, ready for Exam 5.
Forum: MAS-I 11-25-2019, 12:04 PM
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Posted By jas1290
They accepted E as well for 35, so looks like...

They accepted E as well for 35, so looks like I'll have 59 points. They accepted choice B of 4 degrees of freedom as well for 38 if anyone needed that one.
Forum: Exam 5 - Ratemaking/Reserving 10-31-2019, 05:14 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Joining this thread as well, expecting a pass on...

Joining this thread as well, expecting a pass on MAS-I based on the preliminary key. I've heard the two source readings are great, any particular study outlet that is better than others? I've heard...
Forum: MAS-I 10-30-2019, 12:25 PM
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Posted By jas1290
So a modeler fitting a natural cubic spline based...

So a modeler fitting a natural cubic spline based on the source material wouldn’t fit a natural cubic spline to data the way the source does it?
Forum: MAS-I 10-30-2019, 11:59 AM
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Posted By jas1290
Rattlers and I are simply stating what it says in...

Rattlers and I are simply stating what it says in the source material. There is no mention in the source of how to come to 4 degrees of freedom, although I do think 4 is correct. The mention of a...
Forum: MAS-I 10-29-2019, 06:06 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Page 275, figure 7.5. The text says the natural...

Page 275, figure 7.5. The text says the natural cubic spline with 3 knots was fit by requesting 4 degrees of freedom, implying a natural cubic spline is K+1 degrees of freedom. The footnote on the...
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 04:03 PM
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Posted By jas1290
This was my calculation as well.

This was my calculation as well.
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 02:59 PM
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Posted By jas1290
There are 3 data points to train the model,...

There are 3 data points to train the model, producing 4 fitted values of Y. You find the square error of those 4 values and divide by 4 for each MSE, then divide by 4 again for the LOOCV approach....
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 02:47 PM
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Posted By jas1290
I'm not sure why you divided by 3 since there are...

I'm not sure why you divided by 3 since there are 4 fitted values in each model. Regardless I don't think that affects the answer since those factors all cancel when you set them equal. Also .0508...
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 02:35 PM
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Posted By jas1290
Why are you dividing by 12 and not 4?

Why are you dividing by 12 and not 4?
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
I just did it again and got 2.405, same as...

I just did it again and got 2.405, same as yesterday. Do you recall how exactly you got 2.3 something?
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
It may very well be a rounding issue then, that's...

It may very well be a rounding issue then, that's what I thought too originally. I don't remember rounding brutally on the exam I kept most of the significant digits. They will probably take both.
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 01:30 PM
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Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
Got the same answer as you both. I think this one...

Got the same answer as you both. I think this one is defective too, or the answer key is just incorrect.
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
I agree with this. It says the estimates of beta...

I agree with this. It says the estimates of beta coefficients are unbiased, but that does not translate into the response variable being unbiased, unless I'm missing something.
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
Based on PAK and my recollection of answers...

Based on PAK and my recollection of answers without having my booklet yet it looks like I got 30 correct and missed 7, so 56.5. Thank God.
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 10:38 AM
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Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
I agree with your logic, Mahler used the same in...

I agree with your logic, Mahler used the same in his manual when he says even though the text cites K+1 for a natural cubic spline he thinks it's K.

Looks like the CAS just removed two of the...
Forum: MAS-I 10-25-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 110,337
Posted By jas1290
PAK is out. 6 is indeed C, somehow the number of...

PAK is out. 6 is indeed C, somehow the number of knots one is 6 for the natural cubic spline but I'm not sure if that's right. I had 5.
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