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Old 11-06-2018, 06:35 PM
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Yeah, the case study wasnít the same as the practice problems. I remember the models being something like m1 and m8 vs m1 and m3 in the practice with different log likelihoodís than the practice problems.
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Old 11-06-2018, 08:00 PM
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Thanks, I've updated my solution file to remove numbers for those problems.
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Old 01-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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For those of you who took MAS-II, what did you find helpful (or not helpful) for studying? I am taking MAS-II in April. I have all of the textbooks, but I am concerned about having enough practice problems.
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:52 AM
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Honestly just having the textbooks was enough for me. I read each one and then re-read them, focusing on the parts I didn’t fully understand the first time. After that, I did lots of practice questions from the statistical rethinking book. I felt well prepared for the exam after that, and passed.
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Old 01-24-2019, 10:58 AM
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Honestly just having the textbooks was enough for me. I read each one and then re-read them, focusing on the parts I didnít fully understand the first time. After that, I did lots of practice questions from the statistical rethinking book. I felt well prepared for the exam after that, and passed.
I agree. The only section where it might be worthwhile to look up past exams is for credibility problems, and there should be plenty of those out there. Otherwise, I found the sample problems in the source text was good preparation. IMO, the Actex manual added no value in terms of clarifying the content or providing challenging practice problems. I ended up reading each of the texts 2 times, worked problems, looked at the 12 CAS sample problems, and felt prepared during the exam. I passed as well.
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:08 AM
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I updated my solutions PDF from earlier in this thread to clean up some typos and add more detail on some problems.
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