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January 8, 2021 at 3:50 am in reply to: Results Release Date #1872
Some of you need a little more adversity in life.December 27, 2020 at 12:59 am in reply to: CAS Leadership and the Failure of 2020 Exams #1569
I had accidentally bumped one of the wires under the desk and “lost connection” where my application froze for a few seconds while it reconnected. Not as consequential as your experience, though I understand that the technological horror is real.December 8, 2020 at 10:59 pm in reply to: Spring 2021 Exam Dates #1310
I’m very surprised by both: holding exams in May rather than June and that they’re going back to the old annual exam schedule next fall. Not what I’d hoped to see, but the CAS has proven willing to change things with very little notice, so we’ll put an asterisk next to that info.December 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm in reply to: CAS Leadership and the Failure of 2020 Exams #1280
Crust and Michael Scott would do much better in the real world if they stop playing the victim card so much. Just work harder and you won’t have to worry about what others are doing.December 6, 2020 at 5:36 pm in reply to: Spring 2021 Exam 7 #1268
My guess is late May / Early June based on when they expect to release fall 2020 exam resultsDecember 6, 2020 at 5:35 pm in reply to: CAS Leadership and the Failure of 2020 Exams #1267
It’s not reasonable to assume candidates who took the exam later will have cheated. It unfairly penalizes honest candidates. Sure there’s the option to cheat for later exam takers, but the day the CAS stops relying on an honor code is a dark day. Also I’d believe there’s a significant amount of material mastery required to pass even if you do know what types of questions will be on the exam, unless you have a perfect photographic memory, which in that case you’re probably going to pass anyway.December 6, 2020 at 5:31 pm in reply to: Calculator For CBT #1266
The Pearson UI has a virtual XI-30XS built in if you dont feel like bringing your physical calculator. Depending on your exam, there are some shortcuts you can use the calculator for over using excel formulas.November 23, 2020 at 6:35 pm in reply to: CAS Leadership and the Failure of 2020 Exams #1088
It’s unfortunate that you have a high risk health condition. I’d be very surprised if they reject your request for a refund given their recent, very public, post to the contrary: https://www.casact.org/press/index.cfm?fa=viewArticle&articleID=4865 . In fact, if they reject it, please post their response, I’d be happy to join in with you in putting pressure on them to respect their own policy. Also presumably you’re in the US, so you have a very strong lawsuit if you choose not to take your exam and you’re fired.
Again, as all things in life, if doing something makes you uncomfortable, don’t do it. I think you have a lot of possible routes you can go down to solve this problem.November 23, 2020 at 5:45 pm in reply to: CAS Leadership and the Failure of 2020 Exams #1086
“Risking your life” is super dramatic. 1-1.5m people die in car accidents per year, was the CAS making you risk your life by requiring you to leave your bubble and drive to a test center in prior years? Given the majority of exam takers are under 30, your concern doesn’t make any logical sense considering how wildly unlikely you are to die from the specific cause you’re so concerned about. Hell, some test sites even give us orange juice and muffins loaded with super deadly sugar. How irresponsible of them?!
The point is, like all things in life, if you don’t feel comfortable, don’t to it.