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Old 01-20-2016, 01:34 PM
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That's pretty intense.

Just looking at Inverse Weibull E[(X^x)^k] and inverse Gaussian E[X^x]. The lognormal function was supplied on MFE, can others confirm we are required to memories all these?
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Okay, let's try again.
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The tables are supplied for the exam,
That part's straightforward, right? It means, you don't have to memorize the formulas in the table because they "are supplied."

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but you'll probably have memorized most of the commonly used formulas by the time you take the exam.
This means, through the process of studying and preparing for the exam, you'll end up memorizing many of the formulas in the tables. Not through trying to memorize them, but through repetition of use.
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Old 01-21-2016, 09:21 AM
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The tables are supplied for the exam, but you'll probably have memorized most of the commonly used formulas by the time you take the exam.
Holy crap: just opened that up for the first time and boy am I scared. I hope you're right.
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Old 01-21-2016, 12:02 PM
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Can anyone confirm if the (abo) and frailty models aren't tested anymore? I don't see them on the syllabus.
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Section B sentence one lists all (a, b, 0) distributions by name, then item 5 says that you have to be apply to apply zero-truncated and zero-modified versions to applications, so (a, b, 1) distributions are thus also explicitly stated on the syllabus.

For frailty models, all of Chapter 5, which is where they are discussed in the text, is listed. The wording doesn't explicitly mention them, but the relevant part of the syllabus (A.4) hasn't changed the wording since at least 2013 and there are sample questions in the SOA 305 that use some of the concepts of frailty models.
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Old 01-23-2016, 12:48 PM
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I understand that the tables are supplied for the exam, however i would like to know if the distributions on appendix A and B also are supplied or some of them? i know that for repetition i will memorize the common formulas but which ones actually i have to know? only the common ones?
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Old 01-24-2016, 10:51 PM
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I understand that the tables are supplied for the exam, however i would like to know if the distributions on appendix A and B also are supplied or some of them?
Everything that falls under what the SOA calls "Tables for Exam C" is supplied during the exam. This includes the distributions in Appendices A and B from Loss Models, 3rd Edition.
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Everything that falls under what the SOA calls "Tables for Exam C" is supplied during the exam. This includes the distributions in Appendices A and B from Loss Models, 3rd Edition.
Not quite true. Some things in the textbook tables have been edited out to produce the tables provided on the exam. I used to think that that was a hint that the SoA might want you to memorize or be able to derive the things that were deleted, but that has not proved to be the case.
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Old 01-25-2016, 09:21 AM
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Yes. Thanks for the clarification, Jim. I skipped the word "excerpts" for some reason.

Nevertheless, I hope by now they've understood that these tables are supplied when they take the exam.
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Anybody know when the June registration opens up? Not that I'm in a major hurry; just curious.
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