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Old 03-16-2019, 08:13 AM
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SOA offered generous commentary within both its sample response and solution code files.

The limitations candidates face under a timed and resource-strapped format--not to mention the potatoes Prometric offer in lieu of 21st Century hardware--are consistently acknowledged. Yet, if the commentary is taken at a face value, SOA was surprisingly more demanding than it let on in the modules. Additionally, there were apparently quite a few specific requirements/tasks on graders' checklists--some of which not particularly self-evident.

The two sample project solutions/responses certainly did not delve into the breadth or depth of detail that the commentary suggested was necessary. I mean, nothing was outrageous by any means, but how much can you accomplish/complete in 5 hours on a glorified Game Boy Color?

I'm reminded, however, of a truly world'class history teacher I had in high school, who would plaster my paper in red and write in every margin--even on an A paper. Perhaps the commentary is a similar case of thoroughness. Or perhaps candidates only needed to hit on a smaller-than-expected proportion of "requirements."

I didn't take the test, but I should be more ready thanks to these comments.
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Old 03-16-2019, 11:13 AM
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The December exam solution is up. I am glad the SOA included this so that we can know what they are specifically looking for and not looking for in the next sitting. I focused way too much on the coding last sitting. Mistake.
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I am planning to sign up for the modules and exam. Does anyone know what material will be useful for preparing for this exam (other than textbooks). Does anyone know if the TIA seminar R for actuaries is helpful?

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SOA offered generous commentary within both its sample response and solution code files.

The limitations candidates face under a timed and resource-strapped format--not to mention the potatoes Prometric offer in lieu of 21st Century hardware--are consistently acknowledged. Yet, if the commentary is taken at a face value, SOA was surprisingly more demanding than it let on in the modules. Additionally, there were apparently quite a few specific requirements/tasks on graders' checklists--some of which not particularly self-evident.

The two sample project solutions/responses certainly did not delve into the breadth or depth of detail that the commentary suggested was necessary. I mean, nothing was outrageous by any means, but how much can you accomplish/complete in 5 hours on a glorified Game Boy Color?

I'm reminded, however, of a truly world'class history teacher I had in high school, who would plaster my paper in red and write in every margin--even on an A paper. Perhaps the commentary is a similar case of thoroughness. Or perhaps candidates only needed to hit on a smaller-than-expected proportion of "requirements."

I didn't take the test, but I should be more ready thanks to these comments.
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:36 AM
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Hello count me on board as well!!
Does anyone know in case you don't pass the exam if there is a lower price for a second attemp?
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nope, 1125 a pop
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can anyone get the glimpse() function to work in the PA3.3.Rmd file?

not sure if this is related, but my checkpoint project from the modules also keeps telling me that it doesn't have a package called "stringi"

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nope, 1125 a pop
ouch..
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can anyone get the glimpse() function to work in the PA3.3.Rmd file?

not sure if this is related, but my checkpoint project from the modules also keeps telling me that it doesn't have a package called "stringi"
Getting the same error message.
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:44 AM
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I have zero knowledge in R and minimal experience in coding. Plus i have knowledge in linear regression only (zero in GLM and the other methods)

Given that.. should i take the exam in June or is it better in Dec to have more time?
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