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Old 01-31-2018, 11:10 AM
waicool2003 waicool2003 is offline
 
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Default Advice on how to study for CSPA Exam 3

Hi,

The syllabus is here: http://thecasinstitute.org/wp-conten...ectives-PM.pdf

My coworkers imply that this looks like one of the upper CAS exams, of which I have little experience in studying for. Given that there is no study manuals available and its long list of reading material, what is the best way to study for this exam?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

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Old 01-31-2018, 05:26 PM
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Many of the source materials are just a couple pages on the internet. I would focus on reading through ESL first, it's a great book to introduce machine learning concepts.

Andrew Gelman's Multilevel Modeling book seems to have good reviews. Although I haven't read it, I have read his Bayesian Data Analysis book and found his style very clear to follow.

It would be great if the syllabus includes weight to each section so you can allocate your time spent on each appropriately. But I would venture to guess the bulk of the materials comes from B, C, D.

Section A is data prep, E is ethical considerations, which while important, should be straightforward to a seasoned insurance professional.

I am still studying for DS1 so won't be able to take the first sitting of Exam 3. My hope is to sit for it in the second half of this year.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:37 PM
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Thanks for the advice.

As someone who took DS1, it wasn't too bad. The Institute does a good job of summarizing what you need to know and generating enough questions for you to get a realistic view of what the actual exam feels like. They even incorporate the external readings into the question bank, which I found to be immensely helpful.

Good luck with your studying effort.
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:45 PM
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Thank you. I took the exam today and passed. Like you said, it wasn't too bad. I wished I had brought my TI-30 calculator though...calculating entropy by hand was a disaster.

Have you registered for the Predictive Modeling Exam?
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:09 PM
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Is anyone taking this exam? I'm not but I'm interested in it...but have no idea what the exam is like (format wise), how many hours to study, etc.
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Old 10-22-2018, 12:01 PM
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Default I also can't find anyone who took the exam

I looked around and talked to some of my friends, but no one I knew took it.

I also want to know what they thought of it.
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