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  • #2299
    Red
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      I have the option to edit for like 5 mins or so, after that the option disappears. Does the option to edit stay for you?

      #2300
      resact26
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        GoActuary? Never heard of it. I’ll take a look.

        #2302
        resact26
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          To Red’s point: I was flying in Excel but that is the only environment I practiced in. I didn’t see how we were supposed to practice in the test environment based on what we had to work with. And my experience was similar when I went into the exam. I was a bit surprised about some of the limitations and those certainly cost me alot of time.

          #2303
          Actuarialed
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            i got my money that the CAS will just fail everyone. That is everyone who scores under 72%

            #2304
            Tigger0209
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              You are right. Edit option disappears after a while.

              #2306
              Actuarialed
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                yes we all miss the old AO

                #2309
                act_123
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                  We will never know.

                  #2311
                  act_123
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                    1. I practiced in Pearson environment for a few weeks. I was aware of almost all the limitations.  Instead of doing problems in Excel, I would just open the Pearson testing environment up and practice there. I finished exam 9 with 45 minutes left. For me the extra time didn’t help because well quite frankly the test was extremely hard.  There were four or five questions that probably will make it or break it.

                    I emailed the CAS about all the issues in the environment and they didn’t tell people. They were aware of them.  For example, typing an incorrect formula makes the cell revert back to what was in it previously. So if it was empty it remains empty.  If it had a different value or formula it goes back to that one.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    #2312
                    resact26
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                      Wow. Sounds like you have a great chance. I left 3 blanks for 9 cause I ran out of time. Guess I need to practice smarter next time. The only thing I have going for me is that I felt really good about the IQ.

                      #2314
                      resact26
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                        I’m also not sure how you said you finished 45 mins early and it didn’t matter. Regardless of how hard the test was, you had an answer for everything. To me, that is a huge advantage.

                        #2315
                        Tigger0209
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                          With 45 min to spare, did you write formulas or leave it to markers to check your cell references. I debated just using cell references, but played it safe by writing all formulas, which was a slow process for me.

                          #2321
                          act_123
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                            I spent about 40-45 minutes on IQ in beginning and about another 10 at the end. I did not feel good about it.  I didn’t feel bad about it.  If I fail it will be most likely because of it and a few other questions…

                            #2322
                            act_123
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                              I had lots of cell references and def could have had mistakes there… Hence the other issue.  I would not be surprised with my second five.

                              #2324
                              act_123
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                                I don’t really think I did much to differentiate myself besides for finishing the test.  There were a couple of questions I wrote stuff down but who knows if I will get any credit for it.  I had enough time to do them though.

                                #2328
                                resact26
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                                  Man you’re so pessimistic which surprises me given that you left nothing blank. You also spent almost an hour on the IQ. Hard to see why you’re expecting a 5. Sounds like you’re trying to create a coping mechanism for the worst case scenario.

                                  #2332
                                  act_123
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                                    I have felt this way before and both passed and failed.  While I spent close to an hour on the IQ I didn’t feel that good about it.  And I can see not doing well on it as a likely possibility.

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