Tested C&E yesterday...

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    Erica Spayd

    Thanks for this, Kurt! Wondering if you found it necessary to study and know the CSI Masterformat, and to what degree? Memorize division numbers and titles? Anything beyond that? I'm testing CE on Wednesday, and have already tested PcM and PjM in the last 2 weeks, so I'm well familiar with the contract stuff by now - those Schiff Hardin lectures are GREAT. Just trying to decide what more I should focus on in my final few days before CE. Any tips would be appreciated!

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    Hi Erica -- I may need to get some PjM  info from you! -- that's next for me.  Actually, I did post a question in the PjM forum regarding the AHPP study content -- any thoughts you might add to that post would be great!

    For your question about the CSI Masterformat -- I don't think I wouldn't waste a ton of time memorizing the CSI sections.  I'd focus on understanding the role of specs in CA situations. 

     I found the C&E test to be much more about real-world contract implementation -- not so much in the way of memorized info questions. I'd agree with the comments of others -- there are always some "how many days for this", etc,, type questions, but it's almost impossible to effectively study for those -- too random.  Honestly, given that you've already studied all the contracts for C&E through your PjM studies -- you are probably in very good shape.

    Let me know of anything else I could help with...  we're all in this nutty battle together. 

     

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    Erica Spayd

    Thanks, Kurt! I read through the objectives for CE again today, and I feel like I'm in pretty good shape. I'll click over to your PjM question now and provide some insight.

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    Daniel Ostfeld

    Thanks Kurt, 

    I tested PjM yesterday, Had kind of the same experience that you did in CE. 1st exam in over 8 years!! I'll be taking CE in a couple of weeks. The positive side is that now I have the testing center and exam experience under my belt. Also, became friends with the people working there, a good friend recommended that. We will be there at least 6 more times. Any other recommendation to take into account before the exam? Please feel free to contact me for any questions or concerns on PjM, will be glad to help.

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    Neha Sadruddin

    Hi Kurt! 

     

    I realize you took this test over a year ago, but if you can still recall, I'd like to know what kind of calculations you were asked on the test in the case studies. 

    I am pretty well versed with contracts and the Chapter 9 and 10 from AHPP. I'm guessing Financial Management is important too?

    Also, I have read elsewhere that there are a few photo-based questions. I don't see any of that type of questions in the Ballast Practice Exams so wanted to know how you practiced those? Any tips would be appreciated as I am most nervous about this portion of the exam. 

    I have another week before my test so hoping for the best!

    Thanks!

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