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Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-20-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 936
Posted By J_Mo
I think since the split where the SOA and CAS are...

I think since the split where the SOA and CAS are no longer jointly sponsoring the preliminary exams, the information on the Be an Actuary site (still a jointly sponsored site) has been removed.
...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-19-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,333
Posted By J_Mo
Sorry, I guess misread the original post and...

Sorry, I guess misread the original post and answered according to the forum where it was posted.

I see this poster has some other threads in the C forum related to MLC and MFE. I wonder if he...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-19-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,333
Posted By J_Mo
That depends. How much time can you devote to...

That depends. How much time can you devote to studying in those two months and do you have any background in the material? If you have a decent background in the material and can put in enough time...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-15-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 184,784
Posted By J_Mo
I am also trying to "turn my 5 into a 6" - at...

I am also trying to "turn my 5 into a 6" - at least I think that is the case, I'll know for sure when scores are released.

I have taken a week off from doing problems and practice exams, but I...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-11-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,372
Posted By J_Mo
No choice, this is my last prelim.

No choice, this is my last prelim.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-11-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,844
Posted By J_Mo
Initially I relied on plug and chug for MLE...

Initially I relied on plug and chug for MLE problems because my calculus is a little rusty and working through the algebra is often tedious and time consuming.

I have since learned that isn't...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-14-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By J_Mo
Feel free to leave these comments during the end...

Feel free to leave these comments during the end of exam survey. I leave similar comments each time I take a CBT exam.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 157,682
Posted By J_Mo
I guess I have been using TIA and not ASM, so I...

I guess I have been using TIA and not ASM, so I tried to match up section titles and subjects. I assume that the letter number identifier corresponds to their Coaching Actuaries on-line course...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-27-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 157,682
Posted By J_Mo
Look at the reports in ADAPT particularly the...

Look at the reports in ADAPT particularly the "Cumulative Exam" report - that will highlight your trouble sections giving you number of questions asked and number correct for each section that has...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-07-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,139
Posted By J_Mo
It is a nice tool for practice exams when you get...

It is a nice tool for practice exams when you get to that point. Overall, I recommend this when you are ready to hit practice exams HARD. Personal opinion, this tool is best for when you are through...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 11-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 137,070
Posted By J_Mo
Historically, the official list of passing...

Historically, the official list of passing candidate numbers is released on a Thurs or Fri 6-8 weeks after the end of the examination window. Transcripts are updated the following Mon.

Based on...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-31-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 949
Posted By J_Mo
Hard to tell. According to beanactuary.org, the...

Hard to tell. According to beanactuary.org, the registration deadline is 12/20. I would expect a 4-5 week window to allow people to register, so we might be able to start registering mid-November. ...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-29-2012, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,331
Posted By J_Mo
The 58% passing percentage is from Nov 2009 (was...

The 58% passing percentage is from Nov 2009 (was that when C/4 was still a 4 hour exam?) - from a more recent sitting:

For the May 2012 administration of Examination C/4, an average of 67% correct...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 10-26-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,809
Posted By J_Mo
Plausible means that the observed data do not...

Plausible means that the observed data do not contradict (i.e. are not outside the rage allowed by) the estimator. This was covered in TIA, but Dave didn't use the term specific term "plausible". ...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-24-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By J_Mo
I struggled with this topic using TIA. My...

I struggled with this topic using TIA. My manager suggested that I look at ASM and I agree, the way ASM lays out the discrete Bayesian it instantly clicked for me. ASM also goes into more detail on...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-17-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,491
Posted By J_Mo
One additional comment - don't psych yourself out...

One additional comment - don't psych yourself out thinking that you can't pass the FA because you haven't studied or because you rushed through module 8. It can be done.

The FA is open book with...
Forum: Modules 6-8 04-17-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,491
Posted By J_Mo
I agree with everyone else. * Finish EOM 7...

I agree with everyone else.
* Finish EOM 7 ASAP
* Mod 8 goes quickly (skim/skip if you need to)
* Do the FA before your FAP expires

You don't need to study for the FA, especially if you are...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,152
Posted By J_Mo
I think the cut off is normally around the 10th...

I think the cut off is normally around the 10th of the month. Since the 10th was a Saturday, it was likely the 9th this month. This is just based on what people have posted on the AO in other months...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-30-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,204
Posted By J_Mo
I was in a small group ~ 5 people. We were also...

I was in a small group ~ 5 people. We were also a Monday - Friday group, the weekend ones are normally larger.

How helpful it is depends on the group. In my group, less than half of the people...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-18-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,264
Posted By J_Mo
I did some searching on this a while ago and...

I did some searching on this a while ago and never found an official number. Everything that I found was speculation. The consensus of these guesses seemed to be in the 70-80% range, but that is...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-18-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18,321
Views: 7,085,138
Posted By J_Mo
Submitted 1/13 - Passed 3/18 I was getting...

Submitted 1/13 - Passed 3/18

I was getting worried since jarreds7 submitted at almost the exact same time, but the extra wait was worth it. Time for an early happy hour!
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-13-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,375
Posted By J_Mo
That sounds like the standard "canned" response. ...

That sounds like the standard "canned" response. There is a bit of a unique situation right now since they just released a new version of the FAP modules. If you look at the online registration...
Forum: Professional Surveys 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 100,306
Posted By J_Mo
IMO For degrees, you should not include...

IMO

For degrees, you should not include anything below PhD in your signature regardless of if you have a designation. BA, MS, MBA are for your resume not your signature.

Including other...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-12-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,421
Posted By J_Mo
I don't think that we have a "firm" requirement,...

I don't think that we have a "firm" requirement, at least I don't think that there is anything specific about a timeline for completing the FAP in our study program document.

What I have seen in...
Forum: Modules 6-8 03-08-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 18,321
Views: 7,085,138
Posted By J_Mo
It may not have come across in my last post, but...

It may not have come across in my last post, but I completely agree with this comment. To a degree, my previous post was a bit of a rant to vent some frustration. I'll turn off the rant machine.
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