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Old 12-31-2019, 04:52 AM
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I'm using Actex.

I have Exam SRM credit, anybody else here on this same boat?
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I also have credit for SRM. How are you finding ACTEX. I guess it is the only study material available for this exam. I am thinking of buying it next week.
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I took the December test and used ACTEX. Highly recommend! It's much better than the modules. Obviously I haven't found out if I passed or not, but I still think it'll help out somebody who has little or no knowledge in R and predictive analytics in general.
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I took the December exam after mostly using the modules (which I didn't think were as bad as a lot of people say) and then switching to Actex with almost a month left (and realized why everyone says the modules are weak). Actex is a vastly superior way to learn the content. I don't think I passed, but that's largely because I made one major problem on the exam and spent too much time trying to fix it. Although I haven't looked at the other third-party exam materials, it's hard to imagine they are as good as the Actex manual. I am planning to work through that manual again with more time this go-round.
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Hey guys! Taking SRM on Saturday then setting my sights on finishing this thing up for June. As of now my plan is to probably start the modules in late-ish January and in a couple months grab Actex or ASM. Is this reasonable to try and finish it all by exam time? Just finding other things to worry about since I'm pretty burnt out on SRM studying lol.
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I took the December exam after mostly using the modules (which I didn't think were as bad as a lot of people say) and then switching to Actex with almost a month left (and realized why everyone says the modules are weak). Actex is a vastly superior way to learn the content. I don't think I passed, but that's largely because I made one major problem on the exam and spent too much time trying to fix it. Although I haven't looked at the other third-party exam materials, it's hard to imagine they are as good as the Actex manual. I am planning to work through that manual again with more time this go-round.
Thanks Alex. Small question have you felt the need to go through the modules if you are reading the AS Manual?
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Thanks Alex. Small question have you felt the need to go through the modules if you are reading the AS Manual?
For me, not at all.
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All I am seeing is an ACTEX manual for exam PA that isn't available until 2/1/2020. Is there another ACTEX manual?
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True. It is only available after 1st Feb 2020. Which version would be better for this exam between printed version or digital.
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