New Practice Exam - Offsets and Weights
Hot topics that are likely to appear on June's exam. Offsets and Weights are both on the syllabus but have never yet appeared on an exam.
Do you prefer Base R over Dplyr?
We've just released a new tutorial just for you! See how to get 10/10 points on every data manipulation question while avoiding technical difficulties
New Video - December 2019 Exam PA
Watch the video tutorial and see how to complete this exam in 3 hrs and 10 minutes
Follow LIVE on Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/aiactuary)
Watch as Sam creates a solution video to the December 2020 Exam PA
Connect with other actuaries on Discord
We just launched a Discord server for the June sitting. Similar to Zoom or Skype, this provides live chat and file sharing, so you can collaborate and compare notes, or just hang out!
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
I complete this exam in 3hr and 13 minutes with a passing score
Pass Guarantee - Pass in December or get 7 months free!
In the event of not passing at this sitting, sit back and relax until the next sitting with full content access
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.