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Plan to start studying after the new year's day, hopefully there is still enough time
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I've made my first pass at Venter and Clark now (still just watching TIA videos, not doing problems), and I have to say this material seems way more intuitive and easier than exam 8 did on my first pass so far. Definitely still feeling there's more memorization of formulas though.

Still on pace to finish up all the TIA videos by late January around 3 months out and then I'm gonna start on a second pass of the material with diving into problems in each section as I go through.
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I'm still working on Mack (1994). I did take the time to do problems with Brosius, Mack (2000), and Hurlimann
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I've made my first pass at Venter and Clark now (still just watching TIA videos, not doing problems), and I have to say this material seems way more intuitive and easier than exam 8 did on my first pass so far. Definitely still feeling there's more memorization of formulas though.

Still on pace to finish up all the TIA videos by late January around 3 months out and then I'm gonna start on a second pass of the material with diving into problems in each section as I go through.
Yeah I agree with your conclusions. Honestly I think the effort required to pass 7 and 8 are likely very similar (having failed 7 once and passed 8...). I do think 7 is a little longer and clearer but the level of overall competency required is very similar I think.
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I've made my first pass at Venter and Clark now (still just watching TIA videos, not doing problems), and I have to say this material seems way more intuitive and easier than exam 8 did on my first pass so far. Definitely still feeling there's more memorization of formulas though.

Still on pace to finish up all the TIA videos by late January around 3 months out and then I'm gonna start on a second pass of the material with diving into problems in each section as I go through.
Can you explain the policy year calculations in appendix b of clark for avg age? I understand the expos factor but not that one
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Can you explain the policy year calculations in appendix b of clark for avg age? I understand the expos factor but not that one
I didn't actually read the source since I'm just watching the TIA videos and looking at the TIA manual, but I just pulled up Clark. Here's my interpretation of Appendix B part 2):

Part 2) calculates the age of the average accident date for the earned period.

For AYs, this is straightforward: If the AY isn't fully earned yet, then t months of it have been earned and t/2 is the age of the average accident date. If the AY has been fully earned, then the average accident date is at 6 months. The age of the average accident date is then just t - 6 months.

For PYs: If t is greater than 24 months, then the Expos(t) = 1 so Clark's formula just reduces to t-12. This makes sense because if we're over 24 months from the beginning of the policy year, the entire policy year has earned out and the average accident date will be 12 months from the beginning of it. For t less than 12 months and t in 12-24 months, this is tricky.

Let's start with t < 12:

We want to find the age of the average accident date for a PY t months into it. We can do this by setting up an integral. I did this on paper and didn't take a picture, so it might be hard to follow (I can upload a pic if you think it'll help). For a policy written x months into the policy year, the age of its average accident date is (t-x)/2. This is because the policy has been in effect for t-x months and at month t the average accident date is x + (t-x)/2. So the age of the average accident date for this policy is t -[x + (t-x)/2] = (t-x)/2. This is what we want to integrate across our triangle. However we have to weight this by the portion of the area that consists of policies written at x. If we take a sliver of width dx of our triangle, then the portion of the total area in this sliver is dx*(t-x)/(0.5*t^2). Therefore, we have to integrate this quantity times (t-x)/2 from 0 to t to get the age of the average accident date as of t months. This gives us t/3. I don't feel like working out t between 12 and 24, but you could do it in a similar way.

Honestly though, I wouldn't focus on stuff like this in studying for the exam. I'd say there's essentially a zero percent chance you'll need to know this or the PY formulas.
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Here's an upload of my picture for setting up the integral.


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The weight dx*(t-x)/(0.5t^2) is the portion of that triangle's area that is in the sliver of width dx.

Edit: Sorry the picture size is so large.
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how many study days/hours do you guys have? I negotiated with my company (a small one) to finally get 5 study days plus the exam day. I heard many big companies offer 15+ days even for repetitive exam takers?
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how many study days/hours do you guys have? I negotiated with my company (a small one) to finally get 5 study days plus the exam day. I heard many big companies offer 15+ days even for repetitive exam takers?
I get 120 hours per exam sitting. I usually use 1 hour a day for a few months leading up to the exam, then ramp up to 2 hours a day when it gets closer. And I take off around 3 full days right before the exam. 5 days seems really low.
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116 hours plus the day off. Also exam material covered
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