Passed PPD in first attempt-feedback

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    Suruchi Shrivastava

    Congratulations!! Thank you so much for posting this!!! I still have to get done with SPD before I can move onto 5.0. I have seen concerns about how Case Studies are taking a long time to load and reload and you essentially end up wasting your time. Was that something you experienced? 

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    Erin Butler

    This is so helpful! I'm testing in PPD tomorrow. Your post makes me feel more confident than before I read it. Congrats and good luck on PDD!

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    SWAPNA, CONGRATULATIONS!

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    Swapna Parab

    Don't worry too much about casestudies. For 50% of case study questions I did not have to search too much. It's the other 50% questions that will take up all your time. I had one casestudy which provided building drawings, that really took me a long time. Everything was small scale and could not read very well. Most questions, you would not need to move through more than 2 different reference tabs. Use Search tool extensively. I drew up portion of it so didnt have to go back and forth too much. I guess you just need to account for substantial time for casestudies.

    Thank you all.

    Erin Butler-good luck with your exams.

     

     

     

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    Cedric Reuter

    Thanks so much for taking the time to give your feedback and congratulations!

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    AMY NICHOLSON

    Congratulations and I echo thanks in posting your experience.  I passed 4.0 PPP today and now am tackling the 5.0 beast. Please provide feedback when you do PDD too and good luck with that one too!

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    Nicole Markim

    How soon after testing did you find out that you passed?

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    Gregory Struna

    I took PcM two weeks ago Saturday and passed was up by Monday.  Could be as soon as next day.

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    Sarah Buffaloe

    I will echo that and add that I took PPD on a Thursday and got results that Saturday.

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    Nick NCARB

    Hey Nicole,

    Typically, scores are posted for ARE 5.0 divisions the day following your exam, but be aware that in some circumstances it could take up to one week. Also, certain jurisdictions hold score reports, so I recommend that you check out this post

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    Carly DuBrey

    Thank you for posting this, Swapna. It's very helpful.. you had some great ideas, like going online, and IBC practice, for example. I also really like using the Nalsa flash cards after I have done a good amount of studying, and want to test my knowledge beyond the practice exams. I had bought the 4.0 cards, but am still using them for 5.0. I make my husband quiz me, and then it is kind of a more fun way to study-- for both of us, as he is also in the industry. Good luck to everyone.

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    Kathryn Kilty (Edited )

    Swapna,

    Congrats! And you mentioned that you found Building Constructed Illustrated very helpful for PPD, did you mean Building Codes Illustrated? I ask because Building Codes Illustrated is on the NCARB references list for PPD but only building constructed illustrated is listed for PDD, but I was wondering if both would be helpful. 

     

    Thanks!

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    Jonathan Chertok

    thanks swapna. very helpful post!

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