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Old 10-25-2019, 09:48 AM
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Default Difference between SRM + PA vs MAS I + MAS II

If I am not worried about credentials and wanted to primarily LEARN about predictive models (i.e. pass to learn, not learn to pass)... which exam combination would give me a better knowledge base and skill set to gain the best understanding of predictive modeling?

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I think the others are just giving you time to come to your senses...
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You are asking an a forum specifically for CAS users so you might not get a good opinion.

If you aren't pursuing an actuarial credential both these sets of exams will not be good IMO.

If you really want to learn about Predictive Modeling doing some sort of MOOC or several MOOCs and tackling some Kaggle projects for practice in R/Python would be the best way to learn.

If you are dead set on doing some sort of exam to give you a knowledge base, I'd actually suggest SRM+PA mostly because PA requires you to learn and apply some R to actually model stuff. I'm on the CAS side, and the MAS exams --- while including R output for interpretation and have source materials which go into practicing with some practicals --- don't really require it.

I do recommend reading ISLR and using the labs to learn.
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Don't take MAS-1 and MAS-2 for fun... They also aren't going to teach you a ton about predictive modeling. Take an R course.
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