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Old 12-16-2019, 12:50 PM
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Default E3: Any takers?

Has anyone taken E3 and would like to share the experience?

One thing I don't like about this new credentials is that there too little info that I can find via the ICAS website (being new is part of the reason, of course!). The only relevant item I can find is the "Sample Exam". Would really appreciate if anyone could share the experience they had with the actual E3.

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Old 12-16-2019, 01:23 PM
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I sat for this exam last sitting and will share more at a later time.

However, I have a colleague who is looking to put their notes into a "study manual" and would like some feedback on it before completing.

If anyone would be willing to look at the current study guide--free of cost--please send me a PM with an email address that I can send you a pdf copy.

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Old 12-19-2019, 01:20 PM
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When you reference E3, I assume you are talking about Predictive Modeling Ė Methods And Techniques. Is that correct?

I'm wondering if this exam is similar to higher level CAS exams in that you have study a TON of material and study for hundreds of hours and then take an extremely difficult exam where less than 50% typically pass.

What's the story with this exam? Thanks.
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Old 12-19-2019, 04:40 PM
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Yes, E3 = Predictive Modeling - Methods & Techniques.

I think it'll be far more tractable than most of the upper CAS Exams.

The MC questions were good overall, IMO.

Same for the short answer.

The kicker is the creation of actual R code to answer an analysis-type question (not necessarily perform the analysis, but develop the results from which to do an analysis).
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I'm going to be sitting for this exam in May. Calling the CAS later this week with some questions:

where will the remote proctoring be administered?
what is the passing score?
how long does it take to grade?


also curious about what time periods the CSPA project will be available in, and what turnaround time to CSPA designation is like once all items are completed. I did PC1, DS1 and the professionalism course in the second half of 2018.
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Regarding "remote proctoring" . . . you find a proctor to serve. They'll get information about what's expected of them and they'll have a "key" that will release the exam to their charges.

As for where, that's something that you and the proctor will have to work out. I did it in an out-of-the-way conference room (where it was expected to be mostly quiet).

The "passing score" isn't released (as far as I've found). And the CAS wouldn't know. You'd need to work with iCAS folks.

Grading took about 8 weeks (give or take); so similar timing as the upper CAS Exams.
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yup! just got in touch with them and information about proctoring will be forthcoming, they'll reach out about it. passing score is not released. final project offered twice a year, with 2020's second in august, timed so that if one passes the predictive modeling exam, they can sign up for the final project in a timely fashion.
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Thanks for tracking that info down.

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it's been oscillating between bitterly cold and barely acceptable, temperature-wise. precipitation minimal!

put some more time into mapping out my reading and noticed something :


Fox and Weisberg chapter 5 isn't included in the study kit (unless I missed it, which is possible, the studykit doesn't have a coherent ToC unfortunately)

called iCAS and left a message about it. they usually don't call me back so I'll try calling again when I think of it.
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I'm in for this! Does anyone know the extent of R code that we are supposed to be able to write from scratch without reference? I'm mainly worried about the programming portion of the exam
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