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Old 02-03-2017, 05:46 PM
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This is an e-mail I got a few days ago. Any FSA's going to apply? Are they potentially making this into a new FSA track?

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The SOA is accepting applications for the predictive analytics pilot certificate program. This pilot program provides practical instruction, soft skills integration and a level of rigor consistent with current SOA credentials. It consists of online learning with six e-Learning modules and an in-person, two-day seminar. Participants who complete the program and rigorous, project-based assessment will receive a certificate in predictive analytics from the Society of Actuaries.

This pilot program will be conducted over a five month period (April to August) and will have a maximum of 25 participants. It is only available to FSAs with at least five years of experience in the use of models and predictive analytics. Applicants must receive employer support to participate and applications must be submitted by Feb. 10, 2017.
Participants will be notified by mid-March if selected and the program will begin in April.

This program is $2,900 USD and excludes travel expenses for the seminar (U.S. location TBD).

For more information, please visit soa.org/PACertificate.
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I could buy a lot of really good books on modeling for $2900.

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Yeah I was interested until I saw the cost. Only worth if it you really want the certificate, otherwise you could teach yourself for a lot cheaper.
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I could buy a lot of really good books on modeling for $2900.

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reading book != reading book + being tested + getting graded + getting certificate

Of course this doesn't really apply to you since you've built up credibility through education and experience, but it would most certainly apply to many people.
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reading book != reading book + being tested + getting graded + getting certificate

Of course this doesn't really apply to you since you've built up credibility through education and experience, but it would most certainly apply to many people.
reading book + applying insights >>>>>>>>> reading book + being tested + getting graded + getting certificate
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reading book + applying insights >>>>>>>>> reading book + being tested + getting graded + getting certificate
only works if you actually have insight...
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John Sully was a predictive pilot.
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The CAS Institute (a subsidiary of the CAS) is offering the Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential.

Details are available at http://thecasinstitute.org/credentia...-data-science/

They are currently accepting applications for the CSPA credential via the Experienced Practitioner Pathway which allows individuals to earn the credential through an application process rather than by completing the required courses or exams.

Details at http://thecasinstitute.org/credentia...ioner-pathway/

The current cost is free and its open to anyone.
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John Sully was a predictive pilot.
If he bothered with long range analysis he wouldn't have taken off.
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If he bothered with long range analysis he wouldn't have taken off.
He saw the whole thing from ducks to water landing. He knew what he was getting into when he stepped into the cockpit, shut the door, and took his pants off.
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