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Old 08-15-2017, 12:46 PM
ashleymarp ashleymarp is offline
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Default Recommendation for time series?

I'm a recent math grad and wasn't able to fit a particular course in to get this credit. Looking to get the VEE done asap (it will qualify me for a promotion at my job-- plus I want to get it done before the changes in 2018).

How can I get it done quick and easy? I see ACTEX offers a specific course for the time series component, would you recommend it? And does it really take 180 days to complete..? That's kind of a long time
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Old 08-16-2017, 08:53 AM
DrJohn DrJohn is offline
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Hi ahshleymarp,

I am the instructor "behind" the Actex Time Series course so can speak a bit to your question(s).

The 180 days reference is the amount of time you have to complete the On-Demand course. You can finish at your own pace working as you like to work. You could take 180 days but I am with you, that is a LONG time. You could finish in a week---though that would probably be a pretty intense week!

The class is carved up into 6 modules. Some students treat a module as a "week" and others race through multiple in a week. Some start the class, take a break (as real life sometimes happens) and then come back later and finish things.

In the end, how fast it goes is very student-specific. The course is designed to be accessible and resource-filled. The overarching goal is to help you master the topics as efficiently as possible in as interesting a way as can be done to help you push forward towards your designation.

For what it's worth, student feedback on the course has been very positive.

I hope this helps a bit. If I can help further, please let me know.

Best of luck!

Dr. John
Actex VEE Applied Statistics and Economics Instructor
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:10 AM
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The ACTEX course is great. If you can get it in before the new requirement deadline, do it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:13 PM
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I've heard good things about Coaching Actuaries too, but it doesn't look like they offer just a Time Series course. It's been a few months since this thread started... does anyone have any new opinions for the best/fastest way to get the Time Series VEE credit?
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Old 12-08-2017, 06:18 PM
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I second the Actex option. I took the combo class with Dr. John and definitely recommend it.
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Old 12-11-2017, 10:10 AM
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Actex is the way to go.
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