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Old 03-14-2020, 01:51 PM
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I think providing the decision tree was fine. I chose to use the DT model and didn't get a chance to complete 10 or 11. For 10, I think I arbitrary set a cutoff without any testing and explained that it was reasonable. For 11, I didn't have time to think about it or do any work. With a short paragraph, I explained how results would differ based on the branches in my DT (just directional changes) and said that if HR wants more detail then further analysis would require additional time.

The reason I skipped the work on both of these questions was to complete the executive summary first.
I think this is one of the most important aspects of this exam, acknowledging things like this and communicating it to the grader/audience (as well as knowing your audience).
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Links to December 2019 solutions are posted but the links are broken as of now.
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Would you guys say that you need to know a bunch of R functions for this exam or is all the code is provided for this and you need to make small changes?
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Would you guys say that you need to know a bunch of R functions for this exam or is all the code is provided for this and you need to make small changes?
All the code is provided and you just have to make small changes. This exam is more of a written communication exam than a coding exam.
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:43 PM
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Would you guys say that you need to know a bunch of R functions for this exam or is all the code is provided for this and you need to make small changes?
As PokemonMaster posted (FYI, the fact that I was able to just write that in a serious post is close to the greatest thing I've ever gotten to do on these boards), the code is provided. The biggest thing you'll need to do is be able to organize the code in a meaningful manner and make minor changes. The previous exams had the code spelled out with minor changes needed to be made (adjusting variables, conditions, etc). This exam had all the bits of code all smashed together at the beginning of the program, and you had to copy/paste it into the appropriate sections (I can't remember if there were red herrings in the code, things that made sense but were not used for the exam). I found going through old exams as practice the best way to get an idea of what you're looking at for exams.
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Links to December 2019 solutions are posted but the links are broken as of now.
Links are fixed, reading through the solution I have no idea how I passed.
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Is the March ASA list not being published this month? I thought it was usually the last Friday of the month, but then held out hope that it'd be up by the last day of the month. Has anyone heard anything?
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SOA chat bot just told me next week.
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SOA chat bot just told me next week.
did it give you a date next week?
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I called in and they said Friday of this week

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