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Preparing for this exam will be challenging as there will be no geniune ressources comparable to ASM, TIA or even CA
I trust your abllity to achieve it despite those obstacles
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My man!

I've heard that my employer won't give a salary increase so the lack of motivation is going to be strong with this one
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So it'll be a computer based test that's not multiple choice?
I think it's like FAP final assessment but much shorter version on length of submission pages plus R codes and graphs (except most important one in results and analysis section) in an appendix.
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Hey all,

Just thought I'd stop by to give my two cents.

I'm currently doing the SOA PA Certificate modules and based on the SOA provided R code I've seen - you all are in for a beast of an exam.

Start learning R ASAP as I'd wager the exam will require a non-trivial amount of R skill to complete within 5 hours (assuming the expectation is to write R code from scratch and to clean a data set). I've programmed in R for a couple of years and I find some of the solutions to module exercises surprisingly slick.

This definitely won't be a 'gut', check-the-box exam and will probably be as big of a impediment to getting ASA as MLC currently is.

Good luck!
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This definitely won't be a 'gut', check-the-box exam and will probably be as big of a impediment to getting ASA as MLC currently is.
Good luck!

That's very disappointing. I was hoping to finish a couple modules after C in June, but looks like I'll need to go straight into study mode again.
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Hey all,

Just thought I'd stop by to give my two cents.

I'm currently doing the SOA PA Certificate modules and based on the SOA provided R code I've seen - you all are in for a beast of an exam.

Start learning R ASAP as I'd wager the exam will require a non-trivial amount of R skill to complete within 5 hours (assuming the expectation is to write R code from scratch and to clean a data set). I've programmed in R for a couple of years and I find some of the solutions to module exercises surprisingly slick.

This definitely won't be a 'gut', check-the-box exam and will probably be as big of a impediment to getting ASA as MLC currently is.

Good luck!
I had been exposed to this material when I was in college. I can't see how it could be harder than MLC. The material is pretty simple and R functions are redundant.

But ofc if you haven't had the occasion to work with R yet, you better be ready to rumble.
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$1125 are you kidding me!?!?
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Well now we know why they added this exam.
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Well now we know why they added this exam.
It's such a racket. Who anticipated this cost? Someone hire me!
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Hey all,

Just thought I'd stop by to give my two cents.

I'm currently doing the SOA PA Certificate modules and based on the SOA provided R code I've seen - you all are in for a beast of an exam.

Start learning R ASAP as I'd wager the exam will require a non-trivial amount of R skill to complete within 5 hours (assuming the expectation is to write R code from scratch and to clean a data set). I've programmed in R for a couple of years and I find some of the solutions to module exercises surprisingly slick.

This definitely won't be a 'gut', check-the-box exam and will probably be as big of a impediment to getting ASA as MLC currently is.

Good luck!
The SRM syllabus lists An Introduction to Statistical Learning, with Applications in R as one of the source textbooks. Do you think that this will be sufficient to learn the basics of R? Are there any other websites or sources that you might recommend?
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