Actuarial Outpost
 
Go Back   Actuarial Outpost > Search Forums
FlashChat Actuarial Discussion Preliminary Exams CAS/SOA Exams Cyberchat Around the World Suggestions


Upload your resume securely at https://www.dwsimpson.com
to be contacted when our jobs meet your skills and objectives.


Showing results 1 to 25 of 245
Search took 0.06 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: XP-SteveScoles
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-17-2020, 12:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Just a reminder everyone that NO ONE needs to buy...

Just a reminder everyone that NO ONE needs to buy the SOA study notes. They are all available online: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=344633

Steve
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-10-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
What a crazy journey you have been on. SDM...

What a crazy journey you have been on. SDM knocked you down, but you got back up and threw a knock-out punch this sitting. NEVER stop fighting!

"anything is possible"
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-10-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
The manual, flash cards, and most things are now...

The manual, flash cards, and most things are now available on the portal. The Objective 4 material will be released separately in a few weeks.

One caveat as I mentioned in another post: Our...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-10-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
XP Premium Package Testimonials and Comparison to PAK

For about half the price of PAK, you can get a much higher pass rate with our XP Premium Package - available at the Actuarial Book Store or Actex.

Here are some recent testimonials posted here -...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-09-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 762
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Good luck on the results everyone -- not sure we...

Good luck on the results everyone -- not sure we will quite match the above pass rate this sitting, but we will keep trying for next sitting.

For the Spring/2020 sitting, we are just offering our...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 01-09-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
I looked at ranking the textbooks and it's tough...

I looked at ranking the textbooks and it's tough - most of them are valuable because they cover a lot on the syllabus and have lots of good examples.

One option that I see a lot of students...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 12-30-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Just a reminder, all of the SOA study notes for...

Just a reminder, all of the SOA study notes for the 2020 SDM exam syllabus can be found ONLINE! No one should need to buy the SOA study notes for 2020.

Here are all of the online links for 2020:...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 12-03-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Hi jebee - Sent you a PM with the video link. ...

Hi jebee - Sent you a PM with the video link. This was a tricky question in many ways - both good and not so good!

Steve
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 12-03-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Hey - This link now works again! Grab it now...

Hey - This link now works again! Grab it now before the link dies again.

So all SDM study notes are available online. No one should need to buy the study notes for SDM this sitting!

Like an...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Personal Finance/Investing 11-18-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,795
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
A and B are pretty much the same (aside from...

A and B are pretty much the same (aside from scale). A has some more voting rights and used to allow you to choose how BRK made charitable donations (but that was done away with when people...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-11-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Yes - that's odd, looks like that website...

Yes - that's odd, looks like that website dissapeared or something.

The best I could find was this Scribd link - you'd have to get a free trial subscription to download it. I'll keep an eye out...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-11-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Just sent you a link Steve

Just sent you a link

Steve
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-08-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Thanks Derek! I will go through the question...

Thanks Derek!

I will go through the question today or Saturday and send my comments to the students that have raised concerns with it.

Steve
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-04-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
On the accounting question with the missing AV...

On the accounting question with the missing AV ... I was just looking at my notes and comments from last sitting and I see the SOA questions did not come out until 2 weeks and 1 day after the SDM...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-04-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
There was a table in Ch. 11 of OB - 11.3 on task...

There was a table in Ch. 11 of OB - 11.3 on task roles -about the roles various team members play in the accomplishment of the teams tasks/goals. It was a small area in the OB readings. I don't...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-04-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
You shouldn't have to go backward (with later...

You shouldn't have to go backward (with later information) to solve a problem - if that was truly the case, then the question would be defective.

I'm now even more intrigued to see this question!...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-04-2019, 01:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
I think it was good that "Bob" emailed them right...

I think it was good that "Bob" emailed them right away (mainly because I know he may be tied up in a week when the questions are published!) But also good for students to submit their concerns when...
Forum: ERM Exam 11-01-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
2020 ERM Syllabus is out

Just off the presses:https://www.soa.org/globalassets/assets/files/edu/2020/spring/syllabi/spring-2020-exam-erm-syllabi.pdf

A number of study note changes from 2019, but no major overhauls.
...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-01-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
30% SDM syllabus change for 2020!

A decent size change to the syllabus - about 30% of the material has been changed. Lots of study notes dropped and two new textbooks added

70% of the material is now no older than 2019. I will...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
That was a very good strategy. When you can't...

That was a very good strategy. When you can't figure out a calculation, you can still get a lot of marks from showing that for most of it, you know what to do. And then the other follow-up...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 11-01-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
I believe it is safe to start talking now about...

I believe it is safe to start talking now about the exam. This exam is ALWAYS very hard (it's a quite funny that there was a bit of debate on this forum at the start of the sitting whether SDM was...
Forum: Strategic Decision Making 10-31-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 13,487
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Best to wait till tomorrow. Hawaii goes till...

Best to wait till tomorrow. Hawaii goes till about 11PM+ EST.

Steve
Forum: Foundations of CFE Exam 10-31-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,150
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
Hope everyone exams went OK this sitting. And...

Hope everyone exams went OK this sitting. And hoping you pass too!!!!

Just to put this in your ear ... If you do pass and are moving on to SDM, that exam is a very different beast from CFEFD -...
Forum: ERM Exam 10-30-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 34,389
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
And now that everyone's heart just dropped - I...

And now that everyone's heart just dropped - I meant 65% as usual pass mark, not 65 points. So I think 52 (65% of 80 points) give or take ... with maybe a bit more give this sitting due to the...
Forum: ERM Exam 10-30-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 34,389
Posted By XP-SteveScoles
You can generally expect the pass mark is around...

You can generally expect the pass mark is around 65 give or take.

This is not my exam, but there will almost certainly be some slight adjustments downward due to the change in the amount of case...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 245

 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
*PLEASE NOTE: Posts are not checked for accuracy, and do not
represent the views of the Actuarial Outpost or its sponsors.
Page generated in 0.26290 seconds with 7 queries