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Old 08-04-2017, 07:34 PM
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Hello,

Does anyone have any idea where I can find some seminar that preps the students for this exam?

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Old 08-08-2017, 06:55 PM
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It seems the syllabus sort of exists.

It mentions at the very end "It is expected that online learning support will be available to aid candidate preparation. It will include a sample project and report."
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It is expected. Eventually. The first offering is still over a year away. The syllabus is still preliminary. It's not like STAM and LTAM where there's an existing piece of syllabus to base things off of. It'll probably be a little while still.
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Am I the only one who freaked out seeing on the syllabus that it is a "FIVE-HOUR PROJECT"? There better be a bathroom break, lunch break and a nap break.
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I thought it was meant to be like the modules, where you do it on your own time and submit it? Not in an exam room
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I thought it was meant to be like the modules, where you do it on your own time and submit it? Not in an exam room
"The Predictive Analytics exam is administered as a five-hour project requiring analysis of a data set in
the context of a business problem and submission of a report. Candidates will have access to a
computer equipped with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and RStudio."

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"The Predictive Analytics exam is administered as a five-hour project requiring analysis of a data set in
the context of a business problem and submission of a report. Candidates will have access to a
computer equipped with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and RStudio."

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So it'll be a computer based test that's not multiple choice?
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So it'll be a computer based test that's not multiple choice?
I think it's like FAP final assessment but much shorter version on length of submission pages plus R codes and graphs (except most important one in results and analysis section) in an appendix.
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So it'll be a computer based test that's not multiple choice?
That's right - the syllabus heavily emphasizes communication of results, so you'll be on the hook for some kind of Word Document final deliverable.

I personally love this, because this sort of deliverable is what actuaries in the field actually produce. I'm only 3+ years in, but I don't see many actuaries optimizing a loglikelihood function by hand or doing speed calculus in under 6 minutes to solve for one of five answer choices. So if we are adding exams to the ASA credential, I'm glad they're more aligned with the work actuaries are doing in the field.

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