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Old 12-12-2017, 10:27 AM
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Passed with a 10! I can't believe my eyes! I failed FM with a 2, passed P with a fair 8, and now passed a much harder C with a perfect 10!
I'm about to be able to exempt SRM, and now working on MLC materials.
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Old 12-12-2017, 10:51 AM
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Does anyone know if conjugate prior shortcuts are ever tested for real? Are they worth memorizing all these formulas??
First principles definitely show up more, so I would not rely on conjugate priors. However, when and if they do show up, they save a lot of time. I think they are worth memorizing, but again, I do not suggest relying on them. I made that mistake a few too many attempts...
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Old 12-12-2017, 12:28 PM
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First principles definitely show up more, so I would not rely on conjugate priors. However, when and if they do show up, they save a lot of time. I think they are worth memorizing, but again, I do not suggest relying on them. I made that mistake a few too many attempts...
My experience was exactly this. They don't even save that much time, to be honest. The exam also doesn't seem especially time constrained.
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:40 PM
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Failed with a 5. Considering I got a high on credibility and nothing else, along with the fact that there was a lot of material that I was not comfortable with, I'm highly encouraged for the February sitting. Congrats to all that passed!
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Old 12-14-2017, 12:50 PM
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Failed with a 5. Considering I got a high on credibility and nothing else, along with the fact that there was a lot of material that I was not comfortable with, I'm highly encouraged for the February sitting. Congrats to all that passed!
Did you feel credibility was easiest conceptually or it's what comes easiest to you?

Do SOA problems not follow the style of ADAPT on certain topics or you were not understanding other topics than credibility 100% yet?
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:12 PM
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SIAP: Passing Candidate Numbers will be released on 12/08/17 and Online Transcript Grades will be released on 12/11/17.

https://www.soa.org/education/genera...ts-detail.aspx
Names and Passing Percentages are out now.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:43 PM
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Did you feel credibility was easiest conceptually or it's what comes easiest to you?

Do SOA problems not follow the style of ADAPT on certain topics or you were not understanding other topics than credibility 100% yet?
I also failed with a 5. ADAPT is not at the exam difficulty in terms of wording. The exam problems often have many more twists and turns. I am sure they are mathematically equivalent, if not easier, but the decoding process is much harder. In my experience at least!
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Anyone still here and used Mahler and wrote the exam, please give your opinion on Mahler exams compared to your exam, please
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