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Old 03-12-2019, 01:38 AM
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Hello everyone!

How many of you are sitting for SRM this May? How's your progress?

I've been studying for a couple of weeks but only able to finish a third of the ACTEX manual. Been a bit busy with work. Hope I'll be able to pick up the pace and finish the manual within the next 3 weeks.

Do you think the exercises and PE in the manual is already sufficient?
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Old 03-12-2019, 02:33 AM
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Hello!

Please check out the list of updates to the ACTEX SRM manual here. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about our manual.
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Old 03-12-2019, 03:33 AM
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Hello everyone!

How many of you are sitting for SRM this May? How's your progress?

I've been studying for a couple of weeks but only able to finish a third of the ACTEX manual. Been a bit busy with work. Hope I'll be able to pick up the pace and finish the manual within the next 3 weeks.

Do you think the exercises and PE in the manual is already sufficient?
Although I used ASM and not ACTEX, I can say that the Manual alone would not be sufficient on this one. If the exam is a heavily-computational one, then yes, the manuals would suffice. However, a lot of conceptual questions will pop out. So, I think reading the recommended textbooks is important for this exam.
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:20 AM
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I recently finished the first practice exam from the ACTEX manual. It was tough, but I managed to get 80% right. Half of the wrong ones were conceptual, so I'll definitely read the source texts.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:47 AM
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Cool Actex has a textbook too

Hi and thanks for everyone's feedback on Actex as I prepare to start first using the Actex Textbook which has tons of hands-on labs to aid in understanding concepts. I'll give some feedback to everyone as I start getting through it b/c I think it may also be a good supplement to the study manual. I'm hoping it covers concepts enough, so I can master this exam. I am and have been using ISLR and the ISLR videos too for sure. Remember there is the regression textbook for Time series mainly and even Elements of Statistical Learning, so I think that exhausts the possibilities which is the BTDT rule. Happy learning!
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:58 AM
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It is true that conceptual questions play a very important role in the SRM exam. For this reason, the ACTEX manual has more than 110 in-text examples and end-of-chapter problems of the true-or-false type, about half of which were newly added to the May 2019 edition:

Determine which of the following statements about [a particular method/concept] is/are correct.
I. ...
II. ...
III. ...
(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) III only
(D) I, II, and III
(E) The correct answer is not given by (A), (B), (C), or (D).


When learning the SRM material, do pay attention to the pros and cons, do's and don'ts of, and similarities and differences between different statistical methods.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:54 AM
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ASM 1st ed. for $100 *(you pay shipping)
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:46 PM
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I'm just about done with my 2nd pass of the ASM manual. Some of the chapters I've done 3 times though.

I'll have to really dig in and start my practice tests on the 1st of May (sitting the 16th)
For this one I just started doing a little every day, a long way out, to let it sink in.
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How's everyone doing?
I've bought ADAPT a week ago and I'm at 7 EL right now. I feel like I need more conceptual questions, a lot more.
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Can anyone review the concept of May exam? Still a lot of conceptual questions?
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