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Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 04-02-2018, 03:18 PM
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Posted By rzrbaxfan
I am pretty happy with it. I started working in...

I am pretty happy with it. I started working in an ASM MLC manual waiting for LTAM manuals to come out. When I found out that CA was coming out with their own manual, I got a free version of it...
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 04-02-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I think that Coaching Actuaries doesn't use the...

I think that Coaching Actuaries doesn't use the ASM manual for LTAM, but instead has their own manual. I'm currently working through it and using Adapt as homework, and so far, I really like it.
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 01-19-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By rzrbaxfan
Excellent! I assumed that would be the case, but...

Excellent! I assumed that would be the case, but I wanted to confirm before placing my order. Thanks for answering my question!
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 01-18-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 978
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I've opened up the free trial to look at the...

I've opened up the free trial to look at the manual and it looks pretty easy to follow. If I understand this right, there are not practice problems in the manual, but instead we are supposed to use...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 12-11-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
After scoring 5's twice, I scored a 7. ...

After scoring 5's twice, I scored a 7.

Moving on.....
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-11-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
Congrats! What I bolded in your message was true...

Congrats! What I bolded in your message was true for me too. I think the ability to correct mistakes during the pressure of an exam is a skill that takes a lot of patience and practice to get...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-10-2017, 02:34 PM
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Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I failed by a narrow margin a few times in a row...

I failed by a narrow margin a few times in a row before passing. I did two major things differently in this last attempt.

1. For every problem I missed on a PT, I did a complete review on why I...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-09-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I passed on Friday morning. I spent the rest of...

I passed on Friday morning. I spent the rest of the weekend celebrating on a camping trip far away from an internet connection. Here is my experience:

I have failed this thing a few times, but...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-05-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
If there is a shortcut formula, I haven't seen...

If there is a shortcut formula, I haven't seen it. I'd use the P(z) function to figure it out.

The third derivative of P(z) evaluated at 1 is lambda^3.
It is also E[x(x-1)(x-2)] = E[x^3] -...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-05-2017, 11:34 AM
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Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I've seen a question in adapt where they tell you...

I've seen a question in adapt where they tell you that gamma(1/2) = sqrt(pi), which comes in handy, but you also need gamma(3/2) as well.

The formula I have down is gamma(1/2 + n) =...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I'll offer up what I know. The first thing that...

I'll offer up what I know. The first thing that jumps out at me is that it's asking for a KM estimate of someone dying before a certain time instead of surviving. So we'll get S(24) and have to use...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 09-29-2017, 03:49 PM
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Views: 147,886
Posted By rzrbaxfan
It will be on the computer. The only paper you...

It will be on the computer. The only paper you get is the green 50 sheet book to do your work on.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-13-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By rzrbaxfan
Actually, here is the entire blurb from the...

Actually, here is the entire blurb from the SOA...




It's almost as if they admit it is not a good feedback system.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-13-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,814
Posted By rzrbaxfan
From the SOA's website: I've had my...

From the SOA's website:



I've had my struggles with this exam. I got low, high, low, high and earned a 5. I got low, low, low, high and got another 5. On this last attempt, I answered 28...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 09-30-2016, 03:03 PM
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Posted By rzrbaxfan
First day is October 6

First day is October 6
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 09-23-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I think what's going on here is that you are...

I think what's going on here is that you are trying to compute the expected value of the second derivative of the log-likelihood function. The expected value of the first term is -1/theta^2 because...
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-08-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By rzrbaxfan
http://www.relatably.com/m/img/hello-memes-lionel/...

http://www.relatably.com/m/img/hello-memes-lionel/lionelrichie.jpg
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-21-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18,278
Views: 6,971,421
Posted By rzrbaxfan
Submitted 2/16 MMR: 3/21

Submitted 2/16

MMR: 3/21
Forum: Statistics 03-14-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 72,677
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I wish this would happen. I need just time...

I wish this would happen. I need just time series.
Forum: Modules 6-8 02-16-2016, 09:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 48,554
Posted By rzrbaxfan
There are a lot of great points in this...

There are a lot of great points in this discussion. I submit my FA in a few hours and have my .02 to pitch in.

A buddy of mine failed FA several times. He got detailed feedback a couple of times...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-02-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 229,388
Posted By rzrbaxfan
Is it just me or does there seem to be a huge gap...

Is it just me or does there seem to be a huge gap between Adapt level 6 and level 7? I just got mauled by a level 7 test that had 10 questions rated 9.5 or higher. Ouch!
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,445
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I landed my EL job as a career changer and GPA...

I landed my EL job as a career changer and GPA was never mentioned. They were more concerned with number of exams passed, excel/sas skills, and ability to communicate.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 01-18-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,893
Posted By rzrbaxfan
He does here and there. I've seen a few problem...

He does here and there. I've seen a few problem that he quickly works two ways to show different ideas to use.

The structure of the videos has bee consistent so far (I'm halfway done with...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 01-18-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,893
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I'm working through them now, and I find them...

I'm working through them now, and I find them pretty helpful. He gives you a pdf to print off that has the problems he works in the videos typed up with room for you to work with him as you watch. ...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 01-15-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 229,388
Posted By rzrbaxfan
I did. Before I give you my take, let me tell...

I did. Before I give you my take, let me tell you that I have failed C more than once, had earned Adapt earned level >7 on my last attempt, and have been humbled by Mahler exams, and used TIA for a...
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