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Forum: Careers - Employment 01-08-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,109
Posted By BLBarK
I thought this course was pretty awesome! ...

I thought this course was pretty awesome!

https://www.edx.org/course/analytics-edge-mitx-15-071x-0?utm_campaign=gotocourse&utm_medium=coursepage&utm_source=CourseTalk
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 11-21-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 31,393
Posted By BLBarK
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 11-04-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,511
Posted By BLBarK
MEF, MFC? :shrug:

MEF, MFC? :shrug:
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-18-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 183,058
Posted By BLBarK
Getting everybody in the exam 4/C mood! This...

Getting everybody in the exam 4/C mood!

This is amazing! Need I say more?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btCd5q_0CUY
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-17-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 183,058
Posted By BLBarK
Ordinary

Ordinary
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-12-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,354
Posted By BLBarK
It turns out that for normal and lognormal RV's...

It turns out that for normal and lognormal RV's where the variance (I should say sigma) is known that the non-normal confidence interval = normal confidence interval. So in this case, all values...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-12-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 183,058
Posted By BLBarK
Colonel Smoothie did, but he's a boss!

Colonel Smoothie did, but he's a boss!
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 02-09-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By BLBarK
I define it as the number of whole years lived by...

I define it as the number of whole years lived by an individual before death. So if an individual dies between 0-1 years later (K=0), between 1-2 years later (K=1), etc.

I wouldn't worry about K*...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-08-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,596
Posted By BLBarK
Same here!

Same here!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-08-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By BLBarK
No I didn't sit, but you definitely could have...

No I didn't sit, but you definitely could have seen me in the MLC forums. I had intended on taking it back in Nov, but things got very busy. However, I did manage to learn most of the life con...
Forum: CAS Exam S 02-08-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,090
Posted By BLBarK
Method of moments, MLE, estimator quality (bias,...

Method of moments, MLE, estimator quality (bias, consistency, etc) normal distribution, chi-squared dist/test, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, likelihood ratio test, percentiles. If you...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-08-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,367
Posted By BLBarK
3L in May and resit for 4 in June!

3L in May and resit for 4 in June!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-08-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 183,058
Posted By BLBarK
If you want tons of practice problems, go with...

If you want tons of practice problems, go with Mahler's manual!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,926
Posted By BLBarK
Everyone passed but me, huh? Lol. The exam I got...

Everyone passed but me, huh? Lol. The exam I got was incredibly wacky and difficult. Nothing like tia, adapt, or the soa samples. All of which I understood very well and were fairly simple! Congrats...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 156,556
Posted By BLBarK
Congrats to everyone who passed, you guys are all...

Congrats to everyone who passed, you guys are all geniuses for passing this monster!

And to the rest of us, it's all good fellas.....we will crush it next time!

Either way let's all enjoy some...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 156,556
Posted By BLBarK
lol.....I agree! Unfortunately, we got the...

lol.....I agree!

Unfortunately, we got the ridiculous version of the exam:shrug:(sounds like we had the same test!)
Forum: CAS Exam S 02-07-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 23,090
Posted By BLBarK
Failed 4/C today, but I'm still hopping on board...

Failed 4/C today, but I'm still hopping on board for the May sitting of 3L. I will also retake 4/C in June! This on top of senior year stress...busy times! Let's do this!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 156,556
Posted By BLBarK
Congrats! :clap: I scored decently well on...

Congrats! :clap:

I scored decently well on PEs (TIA and ADAPT) and thought that most of the SOA sample questions were pretty simple and still failed. The exam I got was much harder than any PE...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 156,556
Posted By BLBarK
Sounds like we had a very similar exam...

Sounds like we had a very similar exam experience. I'll see you in the June thread! :tup:
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,926
Posted By BLBarK
Congrats! I.............failed! :lol: The exam I...

Congrats! I.............failed! :lol: The exam I got was brutal and very calculation extensive (way too many theoretical questions and problems that just took forever)! However, I had to be sooo...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By BLBarK
That is correct (also in the case of independent...

That is correct (also in the case of independent grouping, degrees of freedom = the number of groups - # of fitted parameters...we no longer also subtract 1)
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,926
Posted By BLBarK
TIA 5: 29/35 (no guesses and some silly errors!)....

TIA 5: 29/35 (no guesses and some silly errors!). I just want to take this thing already! I'm just going to chill up until my exam on Thursday! Good luck to everyone who has yet to sit!
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 156,556
Posted By BLBarK
Have X ~ LN(mu, sigma^2) [recall, ln(X) ~ N(mu,...

Have X ~ LN(mu, sigma^2) [recall, ln(X) ~ N(mu, sigma^2)]

Want distribution of 1.2X.

ln(1.2X) = ln(1.2) + ln(X) ~ ln(1.2) + N(mu, sigma^2)
E[ln1.2X] = ln(1.2) + mu
Var[ln1.2X] = sigma^2...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 255,831
Posted By BLBarK
All first attempts under strict exam conditions...

All first attempts under strict exam conditions and w/o guessing!
If I couldn't solve a problem I left it blank!

Mahler1: 12/20
ASM 1: 24/35
TIA 1: 24/35
TIA 2: 21/35
TIA 3: 27/35
TIA 4:...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-03-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,926
Posted By BLBarK
69% on my last two adapt exams......F$#%! I guess...

69% on my last two adapt exams......F$#%! I guess I'm not meant to increase my earned level anymore. I left ~4-5 blank on each (they were all level 8+...
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