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Old 12-07-2018, 12:09 PM
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I second this for the most part. In my experience, TIA was great for everything other than conceptual short-term insurance questions, which were total crapshoots for me on the actual exam. I thought the computational short-term stuff between TIA and the new SOA problems prepared me just fine. Also @ashleymarp, I plan on posting a breakdown of my studying on the February 2019 thread soon to shed some additional light since I know this exam is still a major unknown for a lot of people.
Yes, computational-wise it was pretty good for me. Should've been more specific. I think concept-wise it could've been better. Overall, Dave is awesome. Dude helped me pass my first exam (P,) so I bow down to the GOAT.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:54 PM
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Thanks everyone for the input, looks like I'll be in adapt mode for a bit. @the412kid I will keep an eye out for your post.
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Old 12-08-2018, 03:52 PM
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TIA has some SOA questions mixed into their practice questions. Those helped me out. I actually didn't even touch the SOA 300 or whatever haha. I didn't touch the TIA exams either. KD24 has it right though - SOA questions and ADAPT are probably your best tools for studying.
The SOA problems are included in Adapt and TIA in their entirety; so no reason to use both.

I have used TIA for 5 exams and found them very useful. I like the TIA lessons more than CA. For the short term stuff, Adapt has way more problems but I personally did not find this part of the exam challenging. I do like to add a 30 day Adapt sub right before the exam.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:02 PM
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Anyone know when scores will be out?
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Tomorrow yo
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:16 AM
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My score is now updated in my transcript, in case anyone else is wondering when that will happen.
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Old 12-14-2018, 10:30 AM
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So, only a 43.2% passing rate this time. Looks a little bit lower than previous sessions.
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:06 PM
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Dumb conceptual question: Do the parallelogram and extension of exposures method result in the same outcome when bringing premium to the current rate level?
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No. The parallelogram method is a rough approximation while the extension of exposures is precise. The extension of exposures method re-rates each historic exposure using the current rating algorithm and factors while the parallelogram method adjusts each by the average change for the group (year).
Obviously a bit late, but just want to add one thing to James' answer. Parallelogram method will produce the exact same outcome as Extention of Exposures in the special case when all of it's assumptions are fully valid. In the real world this is never the case, but sometimes it's close enough to produce a passable result. I imagine a good conceptual exam question would revolve around the assumptions implicit in the parallelogram method and what constitutes a severe violation such that you shouldn't rely on it.
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How comparable were the SOA sample questions to the actual exams or should I continue taking ADAPT exams?
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How comparable were the SOA sample questions to the actual exams or should I continue taking ADAPT exams?
Why not do both?
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