R Course

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Lifetime access.
  • Learn how to apply R in an actuarial context
  • Instructed by Roger Rosales, FSA, CERA, who has already helped thousands of actuaries become more proficient in technical skills
  • 90+ video lessons (7+ hours of instruction)
  • Earn up to 5 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours
  • Includes multiple hands-on actuarial projects for practicing the lesson content
  • Capstone project to put all your newly learned skills together and create a predictive model

An overview of our R Course

Predictive analytics is increasingly pushed as being part of the actuarial skillset. R is the software most associated with predictive analytics. For this course you are not required to have experience in R since we start from the ground up.

Why take R Course?

  • This course is ideally suited for actuaries of all levels to build their skillset in this space
  • Unlike other software training courses, the R course has a distinct actuarial focus taught by an FSA actuary
  • Your instructor has already helped thousands of other actuaries become more proficient in technical skills
  • Earn up to 5 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours

Modules Included:

  • R foundational knowledge
  • Data Cleanup in R
  • Data Visualization and Exploratory Analysis using R
  • Predictive Analytics Machine Learning using R
  • Additional information about each module can be found in our expanded features below

What is in the course?

  • Lectures in each module with instructor commentary that simplifies difficult concepts
  • An actuarial focused project for each module to test you new skills
  • A Capstone project where you will be given a raw dataset and use all the skills you learned in the course to create a predictive model.
  • Video solutions for each actuarial project and step in the capstone project along with commentary on the proper method to solve them.

TIA Study

TIA Study

A Modern Learning Platform

  • Lessons, practice problems, flashcards, sample exams, and more all scheduled to have you ready on exam day
  • Tasks scheduled only on the days you plan to study
  • Create your own custom tasks
  • Miss a day? Your schedule will automatically redistribute all your remaining tasks
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Roger Rosales

Roger has over 15 years of experience working as an actuary in the insurance industry. In 2012, Roger became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and also received the Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst designation. He served on an SOA exam committee after obtaining his FSA. In 2020, Roger earned the SOA's predictive analytics certificate.

Roger is a proven innovator and has already taught thousands of actuaries technical skills with his TIA Skills Courses. Roger was born in Portland, Oregon USA and continues to live there with his wife and two kids. Another fun fact is that Roger worked for the NBA Portland Trailblazers basketball analytics team.

R Course

Expanded Features

This is an on-demand course designed for actuaries to build their skillset in R. When you register for this course you will gain access to the following items (except as noted) from the day you register for life.

R Foundational Knowledge Module

Learn the basics of R including reading data in, working with vectors, matrices, and data frames.

Data Cleanup in R Module

Learn how to handle missing data, implement impute methods, and filter your dataset.

Data Visualization and Exploratory Analysis using R Module

Learn how to create stunning visualizations via the ggplot2 package. You'll make all sorts of charts and use color to highlight trends in your data. You will explore your data visually to make your predictive models stronger.

Predictive Analytics Machine Learning using R Module

Learn how to split your data to train and test your predictive model. Create various machine learning models including linear regression, stepwise regression, generalized linear regression (GLM), and logistic regression.

SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE Credits/Training Hours

Actuaries taking this course can earn up to 5 SOA/EA CPD, CAS CE credit/training hours. Actuaries taking this course are responsible for appropriate documentation of actual time spent in the course modules.

Comprehensive Course

90+ comprehensive video lessons (7+ hours) covering all the topics that simplify complicated info into more understandable terms and illustrate important concepts through examples and graphics.

Online Discussion Forum

Active dedicated course forum loaded with existing questions and answers on syllabus material and past CAS exam questions. Instructors and our Support Team try to ensure everyone's questions are answered in a timely manner.

Actuarial Projects

This course includes actuarial projects with each project having a video solution walking you through the best way to solve it. These projects are created to give you a true sense of what you can expect in an actuarial setting.

Capstone Project

The R Course capstone project starts from a raw dataset consisting of people who survived and who didn't survive a catastrophic event. Your task is to predict who survives and who doesn't survive. But first, you must clean up the data, visualize the data, and create new variables. Then you will create a predictive model and apply your model to "test" data. Finally, you will be introduced to Kaggle, the home of data science competitions. Through Kaggle, you will submit your predictions and receive a score on how well you did. You will also learn how to create a Kaggle Kernel, which gives you the ability to show your work. The instructor provides a video solution for each step in this R capstone project.

Offline Videos

Take our videos with you everywhere you go and don't worry about a data cap or WiFi signal. Use the TIA Study app on your mobile device to download lessons or solutions videos and have them right at your fingertips. ?

Variable Speed Playback

Watch our lessons and video solutions at your pace! When watching our videos on a desktop or our Learn App you can select the speed that makes the most sense for you. The variable speed increases all the way up to 2x.

Background Audio Playback

Just want to listen to our lessons? We have you covered! Now when you download the TIA Study app on an iOS or Android device, you can start a video and simply lock your device and the audio will continue to play.

Student Discount

This course offers a student discount to full-time students currently enrolled at a college or university. To receive the discount, click here. The discount code will then be sent to the school issued email. ?

Excellent Customer Service

You're never alone with The Infinite Actuary. Get help from your instructor and assistants in our online forum. Anything else you need help with, not related to the course material, just reach out to our customer service team and they will get your questions answered!

Note for Exam PA Students

Our R course is not intended to be an exam prep course for Exam PA at this time. Our R course was developed well before Exam PA, and the goal of our R course is to provide a foundation in R concepts related to actuarial work in general. ?

Lifetime Access

As long as The Infinite Actuary offers this course, you will have access. The access is given for all of the material from this course, including updates! In fact, we encourage you to check in periodically to see new topics. ?

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