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Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 06-25-2020, 04:03 PM
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Posted By dmw
I noticed one like that for a data type question....

I noticed one like that for a data type question. Two different answers were relevant based on my experience. Not sure what the study material answer was.
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 06-25-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By dmw
Well, I just took and failed Exam 2 (iCAS DS1)...

Well, I just took and failed Exam 2 (iCAS DS1) and I studied a lot for this. The exam itself was so much different and so much harder than any quizzes or sample exams that I took while studying. I...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 05-17-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By dmw
Hey, thanks a lot. Does the practice exam also...

Hey, thanks a lot. Does the practice exam also cover all the external readings?
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 05-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By dmw
Another question about Exam 2. In the Peng book,...

Another question about Exam 2. In the Peng book, Exploratory Data Analysis with R, it seems that a few chapters don't match any Learning Objectives in the syllabus, although those chapter numbers...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 04-22-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By dmw
Thanks for posting this. I have some questions...

Thanks for posting this. I have some questions about exam 2 for you if you don't mind answering. First of all, how did you study for the outside material? Mainly, I'm concerned about the Roger...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 03-31-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By dmw
Exam DS1-Data Concepts and Visualization

Hi. Does anyone have any notes and/or tips regarding this exam? Some of the "assignments" are long and there is very little guidance about what material we are responsible for. For example, in the...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 03-10-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By dmw
Which exam?

Which exam?
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 02-13-2020, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By dmw
So I ordered Package #2 and the everything in the...

So I ordered Package #2 and the everything in the text book is on the online study guide word for word. Also, SMART materials from package 2 include a set of flash cards and a book called Data...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 02-03-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By dmw
For Data Concepts and Visualization exam, which...

For Data Concepts and Visualization exam, which package is best? Are the extra study materials worth the price? Thanks.

iCAS DS1 Online Course, 1st edition
$842.00

(Includes one attempt at...
Forum: Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics 12-19-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,578
Posted By dmw
When you reference E3, I assume you are talking...

When you reference E3, I assume you are talking about Predictive Modeling Methods And Techniques. Is that correct?

I'm wondering if this exam is similar to higher level CAS exams in that you...
Forum: General Actuarial 09-06-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,604
Posted By dmw
Working for a consulting company as a P&C actuary

Hi. I'm looking into the possibility of working for a consulting company as a P&C actuary. I find the idea of consulting to be very attractive. I've always worked for insurance companies and never...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,768
Posted By dmw
Thanks for everyone's help! I will consider all...

Thanks for everyone's help! I will consider all this information in contributing to my company's handling of catastrophes.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,768
Posted By dmw
When is a catastrophe a catastrophe

Is there any official designation of an event being called a catastrophe? I seem to remember in my previous job that the NAIC or some other insurance organization would declare whether events were...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
LOL!

LOL!
Forum: General Actuarial 08-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
I agree that having controls put on our work is...

I agree that having controls put on our work is painful but necessary. On the other hand, our MAR auditors have wasted time questioning our actuarial methodologies and other things that are well...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-08-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
So we got an emailed opinion from a contact we...

So we got an emailed opinion from a contact we have at a Big 3 accntg firm who said that pricing is typically NOT in the scope of MAR with exceptions. Our pricing does not fall into one of those...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-01-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: General Actuarial 08-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
We are a P&C firm and MAR is new to us. We...

We are a P&C firm and MAR is new to us.

We (the actuaries) don't have any confidence in our internal auditor and we are trying to come up with good arguments why rate filings and input of rates...
Forum: General Actuarial 08-01-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
Thanks. I've read that document and it says that...

Thanks. I've read that document and it says that actuarial balances are in scope.
Forum: General Actuarial 08-01-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By dmw
Scope of Model Audit Rule (MAR) question

Hi. I have a question about MAR. My company just became subject to MAR requirements and we have an internal auditor that is telling us that rate filings are within the scope of MAR. In addition,...
Forum: Exam 6 US - Regulation and Financial Reporting 12-08-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By dmw
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Exam 6 US - Regulation and Financial Reporting 12-04-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 96,828
Posted By dmw
I passed this exam in 2014 after 4 tries and I...

I passed this exam in 2014 after 4 tries and I thank Gd I don't have to study for it anymore. Studying for this exam was torture! It was very satisfying when I passed.
Forum: Exam 6 US - Regulation and Financial Reporting 12-04-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,197
Posted By dmw
Papers that discuss long duration contracts

Hi. Which paper or papers discuss long duration contracts in this exam? Thanks.
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-17-2016, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By dmw
It's a topic from another exam. Maybe exam 8,...

It's a topic from another exam. Maybe exam 8, the NCCI stuff - Workers Comp pricing maybe?
Forum: Exam 9 - Financial Risk & Rate of Return 07-12-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,237
Posted By dmw
Thanks

Thanks
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