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Forum: Probability 05-21-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,552
Posted By zjbarden
Same, taking it again in July! I felt that the...

Same, taking it again in July! I felt that the test was on par with TIA / level 5-7 ADAPT.
Forum: Probability 05-21-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,124
Posted By zjbarden
Piggybacking on this thread... Just failed...

Piggybacking on this thread...

Just failed P, had an ADAPT EL of 3 and consistently scored high teens / low 20s on exams leveled 3-5. But that test was out of right field, like weird TIA / ADAPT...
Forum: Probability 05-19-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,552
Posted By zjbarden
We're all freaking out, just do as many problems...

We're all freaking out, just do as many problems as you can.
Forum: Probability 05-18-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,552
Posted By zjbarden
Haha well Coaching Actuaries had a great...

Haha well Coaching Actuaries had a great hypergeometric tip: if you have (x a)(y b) / (z c) translated as "x choose a" times "y choose b" divided by "z choose c", you can know if you set up the...
Forum: Probability 05-18-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,552
Posted By zjbarden
Thank the Lord indeed LOL.. I usually end up...

Thank the Lord indeed LOL.. I usually end up approaching hypergeometric problems as Bayes/Counting and at the end realize it's hyper.

Multivariate conditional variances are the worst IMO, just...
Forum: Probability 05-18-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,552
Posted By zjbarden
So you're saying that a majority of the exam was...

So you're saying that a majority of the exam was a doable difficulty and that it mainly consisted of Poisson, exponential, basic probability concepts, combinations/permutations (possibly...
Forum: Probability 05-09-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By zjbarden
Did you register for the exam yet? Because the...

Did you register for the exam yet? Because the registration deadline was sometime in April.
Forum: Probability 05-05-2015, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By zjbarden
This is uplifting to read! I'm around that...

This is uplifting to read! I'm around that question level right now (for CA on level 3/4) and so with all the work I'll be putting in over the next 2 weeks I'm hoping I pass.
Forum: Probability 05-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By zjbarden
:toast: 17 day countdown. Thanks for the...

:toast: 17 day countdown. Thanks for the motivation!
Forum: Probability 05-04-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By zjbarden
If this was directed at me, to clarify they were...

If this was directed at me, to clarify they were ADAPT exams.

And if this was directed at me, I'm psyched :clap:
Forum: Probability 05-04-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By zjbarden
I'm in a similar boat! I'm killing it under level...

I'm in a similar boat! I'm killing it under level 4, but once I cross to 4.5, 5, 6, I start bombing the tests with 12-15's. I'm pushing as hard as I can to get 20 - 25 on level 5 by the 21st.
Forum: Software & Technology 03-09-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By zjbarden
Thanks! I'm checking it out now.

Thanks! I'm checking it out now.
Forum: Software & Technology 03-09-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,744
Posted By zjbarden
Lightbulb Best Actuary Resources for Learning R

Just wondering if you guys have any tips as far as actuarial resources for learning R. I have a basic understanding (calculating, plotting, regressions, etc..), but I want to get more in depth before...
Forum: Probability 02-15-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By zjbarden
A lot of freshman actuaries jump to the...

A lot of freshman actuaries jump to the conclusion that since they do well in calculus they will do fine on the exam (even with studying)... I know from personal experience that P is a whole other...
Forum: Probability 01-29-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By zjbarden
I see it now. Thank God for you guys, and for...

I see it now. Thank God for you guys, and for coffee. :love:
Forum: Probability 01-29-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 655
Posted By zjbarden
Uniform Distribution Ratios

Quick question about a level 4 CA question I came across... I was able to manipulate my solution to arrive at the same answer, but the solution they gave me did not seem that straightforward. I...
Forum: Probability 01-04-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By zjbarden
I still struggle with a handful of the...

I still struggle with a handful of the multivariate/covariance formulas, but sometimes I'll mistake simple problems for something else. I'm making an extra effort to thoroughly understand all of the...
Forum: Probability 01-04-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By zjbarden
How to decipher 1/P questions?

I know the formulas and how to use them, but when it comes to the exam questions themselves, I can never figure out what they're asking for unless it's something obvious (like 'average rate',...
Forum: Probability 10-27-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,401
Posted By zjbarden
Exam P Shortcuts

So I'm sitting in November on the 10th and as I have two weeks until the exam, I have been looking for more shortcuts to save me time overall. I am familiar with the Darth Vader rule but not much...
Forum: Probability 10-07-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By zjbarden
Thanks all, I registered for the 10th :) Time to...

Thanks all, I registered for the 10th :) Time to study!
Forum: Probability 10-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By zjbarden
Being busy before the exam

As I was registering for my November sitting for 1/P (11/10), I realized that I have family events the weekends before the exam (11/1 and 11/8), and as I get into super-study mode, I'm a little...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-10-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,290
Posted By zjbarden
That method of concatenation would make a nice...

That method of concatenation would make a nice newsletter name: "ActMod" or "ModAct".
Forum: General 08-08-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By zjbarden
Rush hour E train is hell. I've tried studying on...

Rush hour E train is hell. I've tried studying on there with no avail. But thanks for the feedback - I heard studying as a commuter was better.
Forum: General 08-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By zjbarden
True. I considered that. That's a lot of studying...

True. I considered that. That's a lot of studying time too. Still up in the air.
Forum: General 08-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By zjbarden
Thanks for the feedback. What area do you work in...

Thanks for the feedback. What area do you work in (life, health, pension, p&c?)




I'm getting that vibe. I'm going to feel around for companies in NJ, try out a spring internship in NYC. Just...
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