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Forum: General 07-12-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,108
Posted By ARodOmaha
I know Coaching Actuaries has opened up their SRM...

I know Coaching Actuaries has opened up their SRM Adapt. But I wouldn't be ready for that point since I never learned the material. I would prefer to use ASM since I've used it for the past 5 exams...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-28-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
RIP Exam C

RIP Exam C
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-20-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
I passed :D I will say that this exam was...

I passed :D

I will say that this exam was surprisingly difficult. I learned the material with ASM, then moved on to Adapt for quizzes and tests, did the SOA sample problems and redid my mistakes,...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-17-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
My opinion would be to allow Adapt to "adapt" to...

My opinion would be to allow Adapt to "adapt" to where you're at. I think the best approach for this exam is to try every resource and I think you've exhausted SOA and Mahler. Adapt does have a...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
Were there any questions that just seemed...

Were there any questions that just seemed ridiculous? For example, SOA #154 is solved by THREE triple integrals! (Reminds me of Olympic ice skating.) Mahler has similar questions that are just WTF...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-12-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By ARodOmaha
Yes, the last part is a little different because...

Yes, the last part is a little different because you are essentially going from 150 to 150. So it is E[X^2] = 150^2. Or think of E[X^2] as Var(X) + E[X]^2. The variance of 150 here is 0. The...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-11-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By ARodOmaha
Yes, the correct approach is to use E[X^2] = (b^3...

Yes, the correct approach is to use E[X^2] = (b^3 - a^3) / (3(b-a)) for each interval. For the limited expected value piece, first rewrite the intervals with a maximum value of 150. Just be sure to...
Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability 06-10-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By ARodOmaha
I have passed 4 exams in a row with Adapt. My...

I have passed 4 exams in a row with Adapt. My actual score has always been my EL score, rounded to the nearest integer. Furthermore, Adapt helped me get a 10. I would slowly work your way up and...
Forum: General 06-10-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 434
Posted By ARodOmaha
Statistics for Risk Modeling Exam

I am curious if there are any human beings that have actually started to study for the SRM exam. I know pretty much everyone at this point has transition credit, but I'm going to study the material...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-08-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
I'm feeling pretty good. Reading through...

I'm feeling pretty good. Reading through previous threads was really helpful to get a game plan. I'm trying to cover all my bases by using different resources. I have an earned level of 6.7 in...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-08-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By ARodOmaha
You are correct that you should equate the two...

You are correct that you should equate the two moments and not equate the variance.

5w + (1-w)*x = 7.5
50w + (1-w)*(2x^2) = 131.25

I solved for x = (7.5 - 5w)/(1-w). Plug this into the second...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-31-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
I'm not the greatest at notation with posterior...

I'm not the greatest at notation with posterior and predictive, I think it's all confusing. But I know the posterior distribution = (Likelihood)*(Prior). So plug x=5 into the model and multiply by...
Forum: Statistics 05-29-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 74,291
Posted By ARodOmaha
When I took VEE applied stats, I requested my...

When I took VEE applied stats, I requested my final exam time when I had one unit left (it took me about a week per unit). They replied the next day and set it up for the time I wanted. Basically...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By ARodOmaha
Because of part (iii) I would immediately start...

Because of part (iii) I would immediately start solving for n_c, the number of claims for credibility. Then later they are asking a comparison with the group size as the variable n. Group size...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 05-22-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By ARodOmaha
Yes, that is why the problem states that it is a...

Yes, that is why the problem states that it is a "compound Poisson", i.e. it can be separated into proportional Poisson's. Conversely, you can add Poisson's together. (I learned this after getting...
Forum: General 05-16-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,108
Posted By ARodOmaha
For those of us with transition credit for SRM,...

For those of us with transition credit for SRM, the SOA sample questions are released:

https://www.soa.org/Education/Exam-Req/Syllabus-Study-Materials/edu-updates-exam-srm.aspx

Since this is a...
Forum: Resume & Cover Letter Advice Forum 05-15-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By ARodOmaha
Here are my 2.5 cents: It's great you...

Here are my 2.5 cents:

It's great you started off with your actuarial exams.
Un-bold your GPA. It looks weird and is unnecessary.
If you didn't get a bachelors degree in your first school,...
Forum: General 05-11-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,108
Posted By ARodOmaha
Thanks for the link. I browsed through it and it...

Thanks for the link. I browsed through it and it looks like it'll be very helpful.

My current plan of attack is to start in July (after exam C) with the SRM texts "Regression Modeling with...
Forum: General 05-10-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,108
Posted By ARodOmaha
That's very disappointing. I was hoping to...

That's very disappointing. I was hoping to finish a couple modules after C in June, but looks like I'll need to go straight into study mode again.
Forum: Economics 05-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 205,912
Posted By ARodOmaha
The free Primary Dispensing Facility is your...

The free Primary Dispensing Facility is your local library.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 04-18-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
When I went through the Exam C ASM manual, I made...

When I went through the Exam C ASM manual, I made some flashcards that had the distributions with basic moments on it. That was mostly so I didn't have to wait for my slow laptop to start up to look...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-28-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
I'm on the last section (Bootstrap approximation)...

I'm on the last section (Bootstrap approximation) and hoping to finish the manual tonight. That leaves me 83 days to review which should be plenty. But with this material I feel like there are 60...
Forum: MFE 03-12-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,196
Posted By ARodOmaha
NO! (respectfully) I posted this in the MFE...

NO! (respectfully)

I posted this in the MFE threads, but I'll repeat what I put there. I took MFE in November and was only aware of the SOA 76 questions and passed just fine. However, those...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-26-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 81,997
Posted By ARodOmaha
I'd like to echo this sentiment, although I don't...

I'd like to echo this sentiment, although I don't destroy as many forests as dkamka. I thoroughly review every quiz and exam and write down "moral of the stories" in gel pens next to the problem...
Forum: General 02-26-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,108
Posted By ARodOmaha
Considering that the SOA hasn't even given a...

Considering that the SOA hasn't even given a glimpse of the online resources, you would need a predictive model to estimate the study hours. But that would defeat the point.
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