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Old 03-11-2020, 05:33 PM
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@SkolChicago - I can't imagine... it would suck if the Spring sitting was cancelled. I'd be disappointed and this is not even my last exam. It would be especially painful since there is supposed to be an announcement sometime in the middle of this year for the "basic education road map" for 2021-2024 which I interpret to mean that Spring 2020 is possibly the last sitting for Exam 7 in the current form.
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What I find very likely is that companies would refuse to host.
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What I find very likely is that companies would refuse to host.
Can definitely see that happening, especially in NYC and Chicago where there will be 50-100+ candidates.
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The FAQ on website still seem to say that the sittings and spring meeting will go ahead.

I don't know, of all people us actuaries should know the power of exponential growth best.
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When the TBE fiasco happened I think they allowed everyone to find a proctor for the retake exam - wonder if they would allow that instead of a full on cancelation

That was the BEST exam experience I ever had (the exam 5 retake).

Using excel on my own laptop in my own office with a co-worker proctoring was an extremely relaxed environment. Bring back the TBE without a virtual proctor, huge win.

Current format for me:
Forced to take public transit with exposure to a vast amount of people, bring large volumes of candidates into small rooms with lots of contamination for 5+ hours.

Alternative - go to work and use a conference room with 1 other person.
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That was the BEST exam experience I ever had (the exam 5 retake).

Using excel on my own laptop in my own office with a co-worker proctoring was an extremely relaxed environment. Bring back the TBE without a virtual proctor, huge win.

Current format for me:
Forced to take public transit with exposure to a vast amount of people, bring large volumes of candidates into small rooms with lots of contamination for 5+ hours.

Alternative - go to work and use a conference room with 1 other person.
The big missing piece in the comparison though is the number of proctors in the two scenarios. If we had 1 proctor per exam taker (like you suggest in your solution) then it wouldn't really matter whether it was PC or paper.
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The big missing piece in the comparison though is the number of proctors in the two scenarios. If we had 1 proctor per exam taker (like you suggest in your solution) then it wouldn't really matter whether it was PC or paper.
I agree it doesn't matter paper vs PC for the scenario, I just hate hand writing everything as it is antiquated and is not reflective of actual work.

In terms of more proctors, the idea is less people would be exposed to new people. If you haven't been banned from your offices you are just around the same people you had already been exposed to.
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I agree it doesn't matter paper vs PC for the scenario, I just hate hand writing everything as it is antiquated and is not reflective of actual work.

In terms of more proctors, the idea is less people would be exposed to new people. If you haven't been banned from your offices you are just around the same people you had already been exposed to.
Yeah PC is definitely the clear way forward, I just don't think it lends any COVID-specific benefits.

And yeah more proctors is better, the trouble is finding volunteers.
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wow, how many spy puts you got dawg? you holding 250 4/28?
if anyone actually bought these you woulda made good money right now
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Very thankful for the manuals (specifically Cookbook) on Venter. Definitely a difficult paper to wrap one’s head around.
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