Technical Skills Course

12 months access.
  • Learn how to apply Excel, VBA, SQL, with additional introductions to R and Python, all in an actuarial context
  • Instructed by Cedean Kematick, FSA
  • Includes multiple hands-on actuarial projects for practicing the lesson content

An overview of our Technical Skills Course

The Technical Skills Course will introduce you to basic software used by actuaries. After completing the course, you will be more competent with the software covered. You will also gain a technical foundation that you can reference in job interviews and build on throughout your career.

Why take TSC?

  • This course is ideally suited for anyone with limited or no experience using Excel, VBA and SQL in an actuarial job setting
  • Unlike other software training courses, the Technical Skills Course has a distinct actuarial focus
  • This course has already helped thousands of other actuaries become more proficient in technical skills

Topics Covered

  • Basic & Intermediate Excel for Actuaries
  • Excel VBA for Actuaries
  • SQL for Actuaries
  • Introduction to R and Python for Actuaries

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
  • Video solutions for each project along with commentary on the proper method to solve them.
  • Bonus Material

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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Cedean Kematick

  • FSA, MAAA, ChFC, MBA    |   
  • Technical Skills Course

A graduate of the University of Central Arkansas (BS, Applied Mathematics) and Eastern University (MBA), Cedean earned his FSA in 2018 and joined Infinite Actuary shortly thereafter. He serves as the Technical Skills Instructor for TIA, while also volunteering in an exam writing and grading capacity with the SOA. His specialized area of interest is the application of actuarial science in investments for financial planning.

Cedean lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with his wife Ashley and children Johan and Estelle. He is an avid fan and participant in all things games and sports.

Technical Skills Course

Expanded Features

This is an on-demand course designed for actuaries to improve your technical skills. When you register for this course you will gain access to the following items (except as noted) from the day you register for 12 months.

Comprehensive Course

Comprehensive video lessons 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. 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.

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.

Software Access

This course requires you to have access to Microsoft Excel.

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. ?

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.

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!

12 Months Access

You will have access to all TSC material for 12 full months from the date of purchase. There are no free extensions offered with this course.

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