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Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 08-30-2019, 03:40 PM
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I passed. Congrats to other passers. Sincere...

I passed. Congrats to other passers. Sincere condolences to the less fortunate.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-18-2019, 04:05 PM
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For me, similar to the case with combining factor...

For me, similar to the case with combining factor levels, I felt that testing too many interactions would be distracting and not worth the time, so I tested about 6 interactions (6 factor split box...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-18-2019, 02:33 PM
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Posted By man_risk
I think that proper data exploration and factor...

I think that proper data exploration and factor releveling would take too long for the points given for those questions. Due to this, I was strict in time management and did not recombine too many...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-15-2019, 02:15 PM
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Posted By man_risk
I took the Thursday exam and there was no tree. ...

I took the Thursday exam and there was no tree. So yes, must have been 2 versions.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-15-2019, 11:11 AM
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There were 3 things I predicted that all came...

There were 3 things I predicted that all came true for this sitting, which were:
PCA, including creating a new feature from the components
GLM regression problem that was focused on interpretation...
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-15-2019, 10:27 AM
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Posted By man_risk
16 pages for me. Lots of charts/coefficient...

16 pages for me. Lots of charts/coefficient outputs and such. I don't remember the word count.
Forum: Exam PA: Predictive Analytics 06-08-2019, 09:06 PM
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Posted By man_risk
Anyone know if it is acceptable to include an...

Anyone know if it is acceptable to include an appendix with the new format? I was planning to include one with any larger tables or charts that might disrupt the flow of the document, but their...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-20-2018, 11:14 AM
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Views: 129,970
Posted By man_risk
I used just the manual. I then reviewed the...

I used just the manual. I then reviewed the video solutions to WA questions from past exams that were created by Dr. Weishaus.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-19-2018, 11:17 AM
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Posted By man_risk
I wish I spent more time training myself for the...

I wish I spent more time training myself for the WA section. Like, parsing through to find easy questions, working under actual exam constraints. That area was brutal for me. I clearly did well...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-16-2018, 03:57 PM
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Posted By man_risk
I got a 9, and I can't believe it. I was really...

I got a 9, and I can't believe it. I was really worried I might have failed walking out of the room. Apparently the partial credit is more generous than I thought.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-13-2018, 02:39 PM
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Posted By man_risk
My coworker was convinced she had a 62, tops, and...

My coworker was convinced she had a 62, tops, and she passed. I think the graders may have been generous, or the passmark was on the low side (or both) :)

Either way, congrats! I wouldn't wish...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-13-2018, 11:07 AM
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Posted By man_risk
Passed, thank goodness!

Passed, thank goodness!
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-13-2018, 11:01 AM
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Posted By man_risk
https://cdn-files.soa.org/web/WebworkPDFs/edu-2018...

https://cdn-files.soa.org/web/WebworkPDFs/edu-2018-04-mlc-numbers-dw2w2hrw.pdf

Results are up, good luck!
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-09-2018, 12:53 PM
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Posted By man_risk
That's a good idea, I think I will. Thanks.

That's a good idea, I think I will. Thanks.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-07-2018, 07:18 PM
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Views: 129,970
Posted By man_risk
Tears of joy or tears of sadness. Obviously they...

Tears of joy or tears of sadness. Obviously they don't look the same, but I will still be having a hard time focusing.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-06-2018, 06:23 PM
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Posted By man_risk
Just realizing I will be at work when results are...

Just realizing I will be at work when results are released. I am not sure my coworkers are prepared to handle my emotional state after I find out. I cried after finding out my last 3 exam results...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 07-03-2018, 10:46 AM
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Posted By man_risk
I think you are right, that you can opt-in when...

I think you are right, that you can opt-in when you register for the exam. I have been fortunate enough to never have it be the first I hear my result for an exam, since I have always had the...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-27-2018, 05:50 PM
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Posted By man_risk
I have heard good things about TIA for this exam....

I have heard good things about TIA for this exam. I used TIA for MFE and generally liked it, but it took me too long to get through all of the videos.

I like to get the material in a very...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-27-2018, 11:07 AM
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Views: 155,465
Posted By man_risk
With C, I think it was more calculation...

With C, I think it was more calculation intensive, where you had to bust out a formula and calculate it quickly. With MLC, it is more about deep understanding of material and ability to derive your...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-26-2018, 06:06 PM
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Views: 155,465
Posted By man_risk
I hope it works out for you. I studied about 3...

I hope it works out for you. I studied about 3 months for MLC and felt pretty good walking into the room, and then at the end felt like I surely failed. It was a bit of over-reaction because I ran...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-18-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 129,970
Posted By man_risk
This is from the CAS, but I think it indicates...

This is from the CAS, but I think it indicates how you can make exam grading take so long.
...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-12-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 129,970
Posted By man_risk
TI-30XS Multiview. The BA II Plus can...

TI-30XS Multiview. The BA II Plus can occasionally be useful, but I reach for the multiview 99.5 times out of 100.

I would say that advice is true for all prelims except for FM, where you would...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 06-11-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 129,970
Posted By man_risk
Just 32 days till results guys. Stay strong.

Just 32 days till results guys. Stay strong.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 05-16-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By man_risk
I am sure TIA is an excellent resource, but it is...

I am sure TIA is an excellent resource, but it is also quite pricey (the student price is not so bad though). A manual tends to be a cheaper (and adequate) product, for those who are more price...
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 05-15-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,294
Posted By man_risk
It is an unlimited time trial, but only covers...

It is an unlimited time trial, but only covers the first 2 sections (about 20% of the material.)

https://www.coachingactuaries.com/ltam/learn/

Go to the bottom and click "Free Trial".
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