Chicago MSFM Chicago MSFM - C placement exam

Shuo Liu

New Member
Hi guys,
I am admitted by the MSFM program this fall. Can someone enlighten me on the difficulty and contents of the C placement exam? To what extent should I prepare for it? Is that a theoretical or practical test?
Thanks in advance.
 

Shuo Liu

New Member
Hi AMANE,
Nice to meet another prospective chicago MSFM student! I didn't do well in GRE... it is 1300.
 

AMANE

Member
hi shuo,
i bet in quants u source 800,
please can u tell me what r c placement exam , r they testing ur c.c++, skills.
i have from few of my friends that Chicago is not good place for financial studies in present scenario. no jobs at all.
how will rate these schools for jobs, ucla, Chicago, Rutgers, temple,
hey do u know how A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering is
 

chiadam

Member
I was wondering the same thing about the C placement exam. I want to place out of the C classes if possible but want to know how much preparation I need.
 

Shuo Liu

New Member
hi shuo,
i bet in quants u source 800,
please can u tell me what r c placement exam , r they testing ur c.c++, skills.
i have from few of my friends that Chicago is not good place for financial studies in present scenario. no jobs at all.
how will rate these schools for jobs, ucla, Chicago, Rutgers, temple,
hey do u know how A Primer for the Mathematics of Financial Engineering is
Hi AMANE,
I did not get 800 in quants... but my previous education was in physics and I have 3 years experience in C++ based Monte Carlo simulation. So I guess that kind of compensates for my GRE.
The c placement exam is a test taken before the beginning of the study, which is written in either c or c++. This is to see if you need to take the c programming classes afterwards. The c programming classes cost about $5000, so I really want to exempt from them. Besides these, there is no other information about this test at all...
No jobs at all? Are you serious? I heard that the program in Chicago is not very good, but can it be so bad since it is located in chicago and obviousely the best program in chicago.
I haven't applied for ucla, Rutgers and temple, so haven't done any investigation about them...
I don't know this book. But after a quick look, it seems a good book. It can't be too bad if it is recommended by the director of the MFE program in NYU.

By the way, if you have some friends in Chicago, maybe they know something about the c placement exam?
 

Shuo Liu

New Member
I was wondering the same thing about the C placement exam. I want to place out of the C classes if possible but want to know how much preparation I need.
Exactly. If we know in advance how much preparation on C/C++ is needed, the c classes worthy of $5000 can hardly be that useful.
 

AMANE

Member
shuo,
thanks for explanation,
i am surprise, even after huge experience in c language, yet the school ask for exam?, do they require certification or work ex in c language.
i have no experience in c language , i planned to give brain bench certificate exams for compensation, will that be enough.
 

chiadam

Member
shuo,
thanks for explanation,
i am surprise, even after huge experience in c language, yet the school ask for exam?, do they require certification or work ex in c language.
i have no experience in c language , i planned to give brain bench certificate exams for compensation, will that be enough.
They give you a placement exam before you start. It's their own test. You don't bring any certifications. You sit down for a test. And we are wondering how exhaustive the test is from anyone who knows.
 

jackcoke

double shot
C++ Student
Seems like no answers to this. Any alumni or current students who can share on the scope and difficulty of the C placement exam?
 
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