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Old 02-11-2020, 09:02 AM
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Starting this for everyone taking Exam MAS-II in the spring of 2020.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:26 AM
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Hi everyone,

Curious to see what people's thoughts are regarding the difficulty of the exam relative to MAS-I. I went through the Credibility and Statistical learning source material (some of LMM and Bayesian source material too) and all of TIA.

Seems significantly easier in terms of depth of material and questions that can be tested.
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Old 03-02-2020, 12:11 PM
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I finished reading through the source materials this last weekend and I think I may have to agree, somewhat. I think that the questions that we can be asked computationally are not more difficult than MAS I. There is a large amount of material though, similarly.

This material was more enjoyable because it seems like everything fits together much more than MAS I. Non Life Actuarial Models (Tse) gives the background for Bayesian statistics. Linear Mixed Models (West) gives all of the machinery for modeling and Statistical Rethinking (McElreath) strongly incorporates the Bayesian ideas into building models.
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Old 03-04-2020, 10:29 AM
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Does anybody have any input on buying TIA? or is the source material enough for this exam?
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Does anybody have any input on buying TIA? or is the source material enough for this exam?
My employer paid for TIA so cost wasn't an issue. Personally I love videos and have used them for almost every exam so far. Passed MAS-I with TIA so I'm hoping I can continue that here.
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:36 PM
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Does anybody have any input on buying TIA? or is the source material enough for this exam?
My employer paid for it as well. While I used both source material and TIA, I don't think I'd feel as comfortable without TIA.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:39 PM
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Spring 2020 MAS-II sitting has been postponed, mid-June is current target date.

https://www.casact.org/press/index.c...articleID=4655

At the risk of stating the obvious, people with TIA subscriptions will automatically be extended to whatever the actual exam date is.
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I need to get over here and get things moved.
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Does anybody have any input on buying TIA? or is the source material enough for this exam?
i used Dave’s SOA equivalence course for exam C and it was sufficient. i’m currently using TIA and it feels just as thorough so far. i’m only in A. Credibility which i already know but the new material idk. IMO it will be because TIA gives you the practice app, formula sheets and flashcards app. Being able to download lessons for on the go and review using the flashcards app makes it an all in one solution for people who don’t have time for study manuals. i just bring my ipad pro with apple pencil on the train rides and get a lot accomplished. Using review/flashcards app on the bus rides
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