New and Improved Solution Videos
3 hours of new video for the Hospital Submissions practice exam
Actuarial Data Science Jobs
We're connecting with recruiters and headhunters who are hiring for actuarial positions that use predictive modeling. For those who choose to, we're sending the course activivity statistics to recruiters to as evidence of hands-on experience
Preparing for June 2020
New content is under development. The Piazza page will be migrating to a new platform. Based on great feedback from those who sat for the December exam last month, we are making improvements to the breath and depth of the content. The solution video to the June 2019 has been completely redone.
New Content: Link Function and Response Family Examples
Normal and Inverse link? Gamma and log link? Normal and Identity link? Normal and inverse squared link? Examples are provided of when each of these should be used
New Content: Boosting, Bagging, Ridge, Lasso examples
When should you use bagging vs. boosting (RF vs GBM)? When should you use Lasso vs. Ridge (L1 vs. L2 norm)? Complete R examples.
New Content: Module 8 Examples - PCA, Kmeans, Hiearchical Clustering
Worked examples in R. Step-by-step tutorial. Explanations of the R functions that are likely to be used on the exam.
Student Success Video Solution Uploaded
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Practice during your lunch break! Support for Google Chrome Cloud Access
Increase your learning rate! Video speed controls added
All videos can now be watched at x1.00, x1.25, x1.75, and x2.00
New full-length practice exam released
This consists of: 1. A project statement in the SOA's style 2. 14 different tasks related to Random Forest, Kmeans, Elastic Net, Logistic regression 3. An example solution in a Word document, complete with 1000+ word Executive summary
Preparing for December 2019
The Artificial Actuary is a project focusing on training actuaries to become data scientists. Exam PA is the first step. The December sitting is less than 30 days away. While I hope that the SOA has been getting better at creating Exams, we as a community can certainly collaborate to create better study materials and tutorials. Best of luck to all exam-takers! - Sam.