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Old 01-02-2018, 05:26 PM
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Coaching Actuaries VEE Applied Stats can be finished in 2-3 weeks. The material was pretty boring but the problems overall are very easy, once you understand them.

Skim the textbook as fast as you can. Jot down notes and make a few flashcards based on the CA handouts and videos. Complete assignment #1, cheating as you go. Send CA an email asking for possible timeframes for the final (pace this carefully since I was scheduled for only a week after my request). Complete assignments #2 and #3 similarly. The day before the final, redo the assignments again, trying not to cheat, but at the same time you can raise your other assignment scores. Btw, assignment #3 covers basically all of the material.

Take the final with 20 minutes to spare. The end.
This is spot on. I skimmed the recommended textbook, did the practice problems in the textbook, took some notes, and managed to get through the 3 homework assignments in 10 days. I scheduled my final exam 3 weeks after the day I purchased the course, so I had to wait another 10 days to take the exam. I provided my own proctor at my office.

It's overkill, but redoing the homeworks as practice the two days before the exam was effective. I redid each one 4-5 times. It sounds like a lot, but I was knocking them out in 8-10 minutes. The exam had maybe only one problem that I hadn't seen 2-4 times before. I finished with 20 minutes to spare.

I spent about 30 hours on the course and got all but 1 problem correct on both the homework assignments and exam. I highly recommend Coaching Actuaries for this VEE component.

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Old 01-05-2018, 11:42 PM
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I purchased this earlier this week and finished the first three units so was about to take assignment 1.

Are there time restraints on these? How long does each one take?

I wanted to make sure I wasn't starting an assignment if I wasn't sure I'd have time to finish it.
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I purchased this earlier this week and finished the first three units so was about to take assignment 1.

Are there time restraints on these? How long does each one take?

I wanted to make sure I wasn't starting an assignment if I wasn't sure I'd have time to finish it.
There is a 24 hour time limit on the assignments. They shouldn't take much more than 60-90 minutes to complete, however.

I took multiple small breaks and double-checked my work, but still finished within an hour and a half for all three assignments. The first assignment is probably the most time-consuming since it involves more computational problems.
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I just purchased this course, where can I find the recommended text?

And is it downloadable as a PDF file?

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I just purchased this course, where can I find the recommended text?

And is it downloadable as a PDF file?

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The textbook for this course can be purchased from VitalSource at https://www.vitalsource.com/products...alt-solutions- cfa-institute-v9781119262688. This textbook is only available in electronic format.

If you are outside North America, we recommend this text:

DeFusco, et.al. Quantitative Methods for Investment Analysis (2nd Edition). Baltimore, MD: CFA Institute, 2004. ISBN 13: 978-1932495089
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TKT, a friend of mine asks me plans to take the CA VEE course, and she ask me to be a proctor for her final exam since she is currently unemployed.

Could you please private message me what I need to do as a proctor. I understand step 1-4, but step 5 confuses me a little bit. Do I need to stay and watch her doing the exam the whole time? Am i going to see the screen or my friend's face during the final exam?

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The SOA site says that Coaching Actuaries provides the results directly to the SOA. How long does this take? Would I be able to pass the course before the July 1st deadline if I started now?
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The SOA site says that Coaching Actuaries provides the results directly to the SOA. How long does this take? Would I be able to pass the course before the July 1st deadline if I started now?
Coaching Actuaries will email grade slips to candidates and SOA/CAS on the 1st and 15th of every month. Once you receive your grade slip, you can apply for credit with SOA.

If you are interested in taking VEE Applied Statistics before the exam change goes into effect on 7/1/2018, Coaching Actuaries recommends you start the course as soon as you are able. We advise students to allot 30 study hours to complete the VEE Applied Statistics course. If you take the course with Coaching Actuaries, you will need to successfully complete the course before 6/30/2018 so we can send your name as a passing candidate to SOA/CAS.

Please let email support@coachingactuaries.com know if you have any other questions.
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Hello everyone,

I have passed only one course (Probability) on November of 2017 and i was told that i should try for VEE Applied Statistics in order to get advantage of the transition on the curriculum on the 1st of July 2018.
I read on the SOA website that, i can try and pass the VEE AS before the transition deadline, but i can apply for the credit ONLY when i will pass a second exam (Financial Mathematics for example).
The question is, when i will pass the second exam required and later on after the transition deadline (30th of June 2018), i will apply for the VEE AS credit, will the two courses that VEE AS is going to be divided into, be recognized to my transcript?
In a few words, if i pass VEE AS before the transition, but will apply for credit to SOA after the deadline, will my transcript contain both VEE Mathematical Statistics and Statistics for Risk Modelling Exam?

Thanks in advance.
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Hello everyone,

I have passed only one course (Probability) on November of 2017 and i was told that i should try for VEE Applied Statistics in order to get advantage of the transition on the curriculum on the 1st of July 2018.
I read on the SOA website that, i can try and pass the VEE AS before the transition deadline, but i can apply for the credit ONLY when i will pass a second exam (Financial Mathematics for example).
The question is, when i will pass the second exam required and later on after the transition deadline (30th of June 2018), i will apply for the VEE AS credit, will the two courses that VEE AS is going to be divided into, be recognized to my transcript?
In a few words, if i pass VEE AS before the transition, but will apply for credit to SOA after the deadline, will my transcript contain both VEE Mathematical Statistics and Statistics for Risk Modelling Exam?

Thanks in advance.
Once you successfully complete the VEE Applied Stats course and receive a passing grade, you earn the credit. There is no time limit on these dates. If the course was approved for Applied Stats for the time period 1975 - June 31st 2018, then any credits earned during that time period can be claimed.

You can claim the credit from the SOA by filing the application. There is no limit on when the credit can be claimed. A course can be claimed decades after it was taken, as long as the earned date falls within the SOA approved date range of the course.

Hope this helps!
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