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I'd recommend not buying regression modeling. R for Everyone isn't bad pricewise and was reasonably useful, I'd try just focusing on that
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Can we get recommended PA texts for free?

I am talking about

1. Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications, Edward W. Frees, 2010

2. R for Everyone, 2nd ed. Lander, 2017, Boston: Addison-Wesley

Are these available for download somewhere, or will they have to be purchased? Kind of hard to find money for additional resources after paying a huge amount for this exam.

1- Completely useless

2- Extremely helpful if you have never been exposed to R before. Fairly useless if you already have an idea of how to code in R.
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Has anyone compared the June 2019 syllabus against the Dec 2018 syllabus? Any changes?
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Does anyone have "R for Everyone, 2nd ed. Lander, 2017, Boston: Addison-Wesley"?

Exams: P, FM, MFE, LTAM, STAM SRM Credit PA

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Does anyone have "R for Everyone, 2nd ed. Lander, 2017, Boston: Addison-Wesley"?
......yes...
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Do you have it in hard or soft?

Is there any possibility for you to provide me the same?
that's blatantly illegal
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Hi guys, newbie here. I just signed up for the modules and started. I dont use R but have some knowledge in SQL, stata, minitab, I hope R is similar in someway. I am thinking of buying R course from TIA to learn R (study for it for a month) then work on modules for the last 2 months. Is it a good approach? Should I buy any textbook? . I really appreciate any inputs from your guys. (Also, my company reimburse me so I dont have to worry much about study material cost)
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Can we get recommended PA texts for free?

I am talking about

1. Regression Modeling with Actuarial and Financial Applications, Edward W. Frees, 2010

2. R for Everyone, 2nd ed. Lander, 2017, Boston: Addison-Wesley

Are these available for download somewhere, or will they have to be purchased? Kind of hard to find money for additional resources after paying a huge amount for this exam.
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1- Completely useless
Do you mean the book itself is not useful, or it's unnecessary to learn about regression modeling in detail for this exam? I didn't take SRM exam (got VEE credit), and find the material in module 6 (GLM) challenging because there is so little explanation.
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Do you mean the book itself is not useful, or it's unnecessary to learn about regression modeling in detail for this exam? I didn't take SRM exam (got VEE credit), and find the material in module 6 (GLM) challenging because there is so little explanation.
I, for one, did not open the book in question (Regression Modeling with Act/Fin Applications) once in preparing for the exam, and passed with a 7.

I have since looked through it a little, and while there's some interesting stuff in there, you're probably better off focusing on the other materials/just practicing and interpreting things in R once you have a general feel for the processes. I'd recommend getting through modules 6-9 first (6-8 are pretty long), going through the examples/code they provide as a starting point.

On a different note, a sample solution to the December exam has been posted. Reading through that - and the comments provided by the graders - would probably be a good idea ASAP. If I would have had an example of the "end game" in mind when I started studying, I would have budgeted my time much differently.
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I, for one, did not open the book in question (Regression Modeling with Act/Fin Applications) once in preparing for the exam, and passed with a 7.

I have since looked through it a little, and while there's some interesting stuff in there, you're probably better off focusing on the other materials/just practicing and interpreting things in R once you have a general feel for the processes. I'd recommend getting through modules 6-9 first (6-8 are pretty long), going through the examples/code they provide as a starting point.

On a different note, a sample solution to the December exam has been posted. Reading through that - and the comments provided by the graders - would probably be a good idea ASAP. If I would have had an example of the "end game" in mind when I started studying, I would have budgeted my time much differently.
Thanks, that's definitely a good advice.
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