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Has anyone completed this course and how much R is needed. Module 1 has basic R but wondering if R is used through the course? Thanks.
Yes, the whole thing uses R start to finish. Mod1 just gets everyone proficient enough with the level of R you'll need to be able to handle the rest of the course. If you are new to R, Mod1 could be pretty tough and time consuming, but otherwise it's a fairly gentle review for R users - even picked up a few tricks I didn't know about.
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So to revitalize this thread, has anyone actually taken the course or spoken to anyone that has taken it? I'd like to learn more about PA, but don't want to buy some overpriced program, or even have the company overpay for it. Yes, there are a lot of free or cheaper resources out there, but due to my lack of knowledge on the subject, i don't know if they are going down the correct path of predictive analytics that are most relevant to actuaries.

Looking at the learning objectives for the course, they line up very closely to the Exam PA. The first 4 are almost identical and then they seem to somewhat blow the last 2 of the certificate into 4 learning objectives in the exam. Seems like taking that at a third of the price would be a better use of money.
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So to revitalize this thread, has anyone actually taken the course or spoken to anyone that has taken it? I'd like to learn more about PA, but don't want to buy some overpriced program, or even have the company overpay for it. Yes, there are a lot of free or cheaper resources out there, but due to my lack of knowledge on the subject, i don't know if they are going down the correct path of predictive analytics that are most relevant to actuaries.

Looking at the learning objectives for the course, they line up very closely to the Exam PA. The first 4 are almost identical and then they seem to somewhat blow the last 2 of the certificate into 4 learning objectives in the exam. Seems like taking that at a third of the price would be a better use of money.
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So to revitalize this thread, has anyone actually taken the course or spoken to anyone that has taken it? I'd like to learn more about PA, but don't want to buy some overpriced program, or even have the company overpay for it. Yes, there are a lot of free or cheaper resources out there, but due to my lack of knowledge on the subject, i don't know if they are going down the correct path of predictive analytics that are most relevant to actuaries.

Looking at the learning objectives for the course, they line up very closely to the Exam PA. The first 4 are almost identical and then they seem to somewhat blow the last 2 of the certificate into 4 learning objectives in the exam. Seems like taking that at a third of the price would be a better use of money.
If there is a market for this, I'll gladly point you in the right direction for 1/30th the cost.

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If there is a market for this, I'll gladly point you in the right direction for 1/30th the cost.

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What a rip off! (there are lots of good free classes)
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What a rip off! (there are lots of good free classes)
What are your suggestions? Thanks
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Of course there are, but which ones to watch with so many options?

My service is to help make that decision easier, but you can offer up the advice for free if you want.

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Of course there are, but which ones to watch with so many options?

My service is to help make that decision easier, but you can offer up the advice for free if you want.

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What are your suggestions?
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R is getting a bit stale now, if you're going for a cert at least get one in Python.
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