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Practice Questions

250 Pages

Study Guide

28 Hrs

Video Tutorials

9

Practice Exams

14 Pages

Cheat Sheets

200

Flashcards

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5 Years

That’s the average time required to pass all the exams to get an ASA.

The pass rate of PA is only 50%.  And this includes people who are taking PA for a second time.  

Having to retake PA adds another 6 months to this journey.  

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Practice Exams

Tutorial Videos

Test your knowledge under exam-like conditions using our practice exams and compare your grade with other people in the course

Reduce your study time by watching videos in fast-forward to learn step-by-step instruction of how to pass real exams

Instructor

Sam Castillo

Sam Castillo

Founder of ExamPA.net; Milliman, Predictive Modeler; Willis Towers Watson, Actuarial Data Engineer; 2019 SOA Predictive Analytics Contest, 1st Place.

Content Samples

Study Materials

While meeting all of the learning requirements of Exam PA, the study guide gives you data science and machine learning training. You will learn how to get your data into R, clean it, visualize it, and use models to derive business value.

The chapters on R-programming cover the foundational concepts with a focus on modern data science applications.  We give you time-saving coding tips and ways of checking your answers within RStudio.

Machine learning models covered are Generalized Linear Models, Gradient-Boosted Trees, Random Forests, Hiearchical and KMeans Clustering, and Principal Component Analysis. We discuss model training, validation, as well as the advantages and disadvantages to each algorithm. 

250 Pages / 18 Chapters (Online Book), Practice Exercises

Spend more time practicing and less time studying.  The practice exams are written in the CPT format of real exams.  They use RStudio, Word, and Excel just like Prometric does.  

Calculate your exam score and compare it to other people to discover your weak areas.  Each original practice exam is designed to test areas of the syllabus not covered in the official exams in order to keep your skills sharp.

Learn at your own pace with the highly-condensed, annotated video solutions.  Watch in fast forward as we walk through every task and write the Executive Summary.  

6 hrs 19 mins (Videos), 15 hrs, 45 mins (Self-Paced Learning)

Save yourself time by watching our “speed runs” of the official exams. Learn how to complete these exams in under 3 hours and 15 minutes instead of the total 5 hours and 15 minutes, giving you plenty of extra time to review your work, expand on your short-answer questions, and reduce test anxiety.  

Each of the 6 SOA past exams and practice projects are discussed in detail – including June 16, 2020.  Alternative methods of answering the questions are discussed and the pros and cons are shown.  

 16 hrs 48 mins (Videos), 31 hrs, 30 mins (Self-Paced Learning)

Writing & Communication

This is the heart of Exam PA.  Make your report perfect under exam conditions with these writing methods.  Even if your answer is “incorrect” you will learn how to defend it appropriately to earn partial credit.  Avoid brain fog and “writer’s block” with our answer outlines.

Improve your writing speed to put more words on the page.  Our typing test provides a benchmark in Words-Per-Minute (WPM) as well as overall word counts.  Know if your answers are long enough or too short for each type of question by looking at our example answers.

Explain every concept in plain English.  Learn to use non-technical language to explain complex topics.  Our Discussion Forum dates back to December 2019 and contains insights into what the exam grading committee wants to see.

Is English not your first language?  This presents a big challenge because Data Science is a language in itself.  Our Live Chat has been helpful for a number of candidates who are not native English speakers.

Predictive Analytics 

Learn the statistical concepts from the SOA modules in this highly-condensed lecture series. 

Our tutorials teach R for data scientists and actuaries.  Learn data visualization, data storytelling, data transformations and cleaning, and machine learning.  

There’s no need to be an R expert.  We teach how to explain outputs effectively and can dive into the deeper details as needed.  Most questions focus on comprehension and explanation.  While having R experience is certainly helpful, so also is a background with SQL, SAS, VBA, or other programming tools or languages.  

Avoid technical difficulties, computer crashes, and code bugs.  We show you the cleanest way to get every answer, without getting lost in the weeds.

(6 hrs 28 mins (Videos), 14 hrs, 49 mins (Self-Paced Learning).

Exam PA contains a huge amount of material.  There’s more on the syllabus than anyone can learn without memorizing certain topics.  Our cheat sheets let you review the critical info needed to pass.

The cheat sheets explain all R output relevant to the exam, helping you to explain the concepts.  The statistical definitions explain each algorithm, with pros and cons, using both technical and non-tecnical language.

14 pages

Spaced repetition works by having you revisit material shortly before you are about to forget it again, and then gradually increasing the time interval between repetitions. For example, if you were to solve a math problem, say, 1 + 1 = 2, you might tell yourself that you’ll solve it again in three days, or else you’ll forget. If you solve it correctly again three days later, you’ll then tell yourself that you’ll do it again in a week, then a month, then a year, and so on…

You will use our deck of PA flashcards to lock these formulas into your long-term memory.  Compatible with Desktop or Android.  iPhone requires the AnkiDroid app which is $25 in the App Store.

200 cards.

Smart planning

Reduce test anxiety

Exam-Taking Strategy

We study the syllabus closely to anticipate which questions are likely to appear on your exam. Read our commentary on the June 2020 Exam below.

Collaborative Discussion

We're a community of actuarial students who are helping each other to pass. Our online forum contains more than 20 topics dating back to December of 2019. Read the archives to find out how other people have passes successfully.

Moble App

Study from anywhere with the course App.  Do you have a long commute?  Download the videos and watch them offline.  Chat with course instructors and review lesson material from your smart phone or tablet.

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We understand that life sometimes disrupts even the best study schedules.  There are no “license periods” or “subscription renewals” – we give you access to study materials for as long as you need them.

The overall pass rate for Exam PA is only 52%.  Our Extended Access Gaurantee means that even if you are unsuccessful on a first attempt, we will continue to give you the latest study materials – including tutorials on all future exams.

To be eligible, a registered user must actively take the exam and not receive a passing score.  Access will be granted automatically at no charge to the original subscriber for the next sitting of the exam.  The products and services will be the same as were originally purchased.  This offer is only valid for consecutive exam sittings.

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