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Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-09-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,011
Posted By ActSciMan
All retests after major holiday weekends.

All retests after major holiday weekends.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-09-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 36,011
Posted By ActSciMan
Maybe the issue is that there was only one PSI...

Maybe the issue is that there was only one PSI proctor...
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-07-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,209
Posted By ActSciMan
It wasn't my fault. I had plenty of time. If...

It wasn't my fault. I had plenty of time. If McDonalds had just prepared my food in a timely manner, I wouldn't have been fired. How did you hear about this any way?
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 05-07-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,209
Posted By ActSciMan
This is a good point. Some people could possibly...

This is a good point. Some people could possibly lose their jobs by not passing this exam.

Ninja'd... except I just didn't read further posts yet, some were posted multiple hours before this one.
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-18-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,420
Posted By ActSciMan
fahgeddaboudid

fahgeddaboudid
Forum: Careers - Employment 03-12-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,276
Posted By ActSciMan
Random DS degree it is.

Random DS degree it is.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-07-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By ActSciMan
Correction: I have heard that AIC is very...

Correction: I have heard that AIC is very difficult to calculate for a GLM with a tweedie distribution, so isn't always calculated and may sometimes be approximated.

This is part of my issue. I'm...
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 03-07-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By ActSciMan
Model Comparison for GLMs using Tweedie Distribution

Say you're working on a modeling project and you're using a GLM with a Tweedie distribution and a log link. You create some candidate models on training data and now you want to compare them on test...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-21-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By ActSciMan
Isn't it best to have multiple masters degrees?

Isn't it best to have multiple masters degrees?
Forum: MAS-I 02-21-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 112,205
Posted By ActSciMan
Also, please use e.g. when giving a possibly...

Also, please use e.g. when giving a possibly incorrect example, not i.e.
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,080
Posted By ActSciMan
My question, say someone wants to learn on their...

My question, say someone wants to learn on their own, what are the most important topics to learn (or perhaps most important study materials)? Here are my specifics.

I'm currently working through...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-14-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,080
Posted By ActSciMan
I assume this means they teach a lot of SAS in...

I assume this means they teach a lot of SAS in their classes, possibly with some emphasis on obtaining these certifications. This would make sense given that SAS is headquartered very near there,...
Forum: Careers - Employment 02-06-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,486
Posted By ActSciMan
Since it's nearly 100% onsite, maybe they mean...

Since it's nearly 100% onsite, maybe they mean they aren't going to pay for your travel to or stay in Des Moines during the summer. But, if you had to fly back to the home office, maybe they'd pay...
Forum: General Actuarial 02-06-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,698
Posted By ActSciMan
I've heard first-hand from at least two people...

I've heard first-hand from at least two people who took Exam 6 like 6, 7, 8 times, I can't remember details. Both I am thinking of eventually passed.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 02-01-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 277,902
Posted By ActSciMan
Perhaps attach a horse to the vehicle to...

Perhaps attach a horse to the vehicle to intervene so the driver does not have to? You get all the benefits of automated vehicle technology and horses, combined into one.
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,080
Posted By ActSciMan
1000 post count

1000 post count
Forum: Careers - Employment 01-26-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,080
Posted By ActSciMan
Sorry, I missed the post where he told us his pay...

Sorry, I missed the post where he told us his pay range. Can you give me the R so I can N it.
Forum: MAS-I 01-15-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,066
Posted By ActSciMan
Just email them and tell them instead of posting...

Just email them and tell them instead of posting here. Maybe they'll make those changes. Or, maybe they use larger groups currently because they don't have a ton of problems. I don't know, but it...
Forum: Careers - Employment 12-12-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,433
Posted By ActSciMan
Two MBAs without a PhD would be even better.

Two MBAs without a PhD would be even better.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 12-12-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By ActSciMan
Look at the Exam 6 syllabus. There is a paper on...

Look at the Exam 6 syllabus. There is a paper on usage-based insurance. If you want to learn, read it.
Forum: Property - Casualty / General Insurance 11-25-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 70,886
Posted By ActSciMan
Maybe it was over their heads.

Maybe it was over their heads.
Forum: MAS-I 11-22-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 112,205
Posted By ActSciMan
Makes sense. Well, definitely read An...

Makes sense. Well, definitely read An Introduction to Statistical Learning. A book on predictive modeling that concentrates on helping you understand how to do predictive modeling and doesn't get...
Forum: MAS-I 11-22-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 112,205
Posted By ActSciMan
Sounds like MAS-I manual from ASM will be ready...

Sounds like MAS-I manual from ASM will be ready soon (almost end of November). For now, read An Introduction to Statistical Learning.

Is MAS-II offered any time soon? I thought it was later so I...
Forum: MAS-I 11-15-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 112,205
Posted By ActSciMan
Don't forget that An Introduction to Statistical...

Don't forget that An Introduction to Statistical Learning is available for free online (http://www-bcf.usc.edu/~gareth/ISL/) (in a legal way), even though the CAS doesn't tell you that.
Forum: Careers - Employment 11-14-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,316
Posted By ActSciMan
I completely agree with this. Grading is...

I completely agree with this. Grading is terrible.

Also, from what I understanding, getting tenure as a professor is a ton of work. And, if you don't get it, then you're going to need to look...
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