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    Anirudh Dhawan

    Hi Cullen, 

    I am living in Oakland and I work in an office in SF. I currently have taken Practice and Project Management, PA, and CE. I passed Practice Management, failed PA and am awaiting scores for the other two. 

    I would be open to study groups in the Bay Area, where were you thinking? 

    Anirudh 

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    Cullen Hollyn Taub

    Hi Anirudh,

    Sorry for the delay in response. I live in San Francisco so we could meet on either side of the Bay.

    I am taking the Practice Management exam on Monday and would love to get your thoughts on it. It will be my first exam and I am not yet sure what to expect. Its nerve racking!

    You are a bit ahead of me on the exams but I feel there is some use in meeting up, sharing thoughts  and approaches to different exams. I bet our different working experiences could also help each other out in "tough areas" of the exams. 

    I dont feel comfortable leaving my phone number here, but I use the same name on Facebook. Message me there and we can arrange a meet up. 

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    James Spence

    I'm also here in the Bay with my office in SF and home in East Bay (Emeryville).

    I'm looking to take PcM and PjM this month from 5.0.

    Cullen... I would love to hear your thought on PcM.

    please feel free to email or linkedin me.

    jspence@saaia.com

    linkedin.com/in/jamesrobertspence

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    hi guys, I dont have a Facebook, but I'm on linkedin if that works for messaging. 

    regards,

    Ani  

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    Joseph Barajas

    Hello All,

    I'm switching to 5.0 from 4.0 and have two remaining exams, PPD and PDD. Any chance one or all of you are taking these exams and would like to study? Live and work in SF, but will travel to East Bay for groups.

    Please contact me here or via email: joseph.barajas@gmail.com

    Thanks,

    Joseph Barajas

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    Cullen Hollyn Taub

    Hey Joseph,

    I have only taken PcM and PjM so far with CE on Thursday. I hope to get to PPD and PDD at the end of July/August. When I do, I will reach out and see where you are at. Good luck!!!!


    Cullen

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    Hi Cullen, 

    Id like to join the group on PPD and PDD and programming and analysis if anyone is taking that. I passed project and practice management. am retaking C and E next month and plannning on taking programming and analysis after that. 

    I work near the embarcedero center in SF and live in oakland. 

    Cheers, 


    Ani 

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    Joseph Barajas

    Hello Ani, Cullen and Sukanya, I hit a snag with getting my exams going this summer. Will likely not take PPD and PDD until October. Would be very happy to begin collecting/sharing study material and meeting to discuss strategies and past exam experience. I'm switching from 4.0 to 5.0 having taken and passed SPD, PPP, CDS.

    I live and work in downtown San Francisco.

    Let's keep in touch. 

    Joseph

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    Carl Petersen

    Hello Everyone!

    I just completed / passed the 4.0 divisions and now need to study for the 5.0 PPD & PDD.

    I 'd like to propose a study group at the Flying Pig Bistro on Monday nights after work 6-9. 

    The Flying Pig Bistro is at 433 South Van Ness, a short walk from 16th Street Bart Station. It's very casual and typically very quiet on Mondays.

    If another location works better for people that would be great. I think Mondays & thursdays work best for me.

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    Joseph Barajas

    Hi Carl. Got your email. Flying Pig sounds good. Am flexible with schedule.

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    Wafaa Almahamid
    • Hello all. I am studying for PPD and PDD. I would like to join the study group. please let me know if it is still going

    Thanks

     

    Wafaa

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    Lisette DeVore

    I see it’s been a couple months since this discussion has had a new comment. I live in San Francisco and am looking to join the Bay Area study group. I haven’t taken any of the exams yet but would like to start studying soon since I got the okay from the licensing board to begin taking the AREs. Is anyone interested in meeting up next month?

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    I'm taking ppd in early December and was wondering if anyone may also be studying for this one. I work in sf near the embarcedero center. I have ppd and pdd left to take.

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    Carl Petersen

    Hi Lisette & Anirudh,

    We've had a few Monday night study sessions at the Flying Pig Bistro, at 433 South Van Ness, a short walk from 16th Street Bart Station, after work 6-9.

     

    We purchased the Brightwood PDD study book and we read sections and take the section quizzes before the study session. At the study session we discuss what answers we got wrong.

    Open to a different night, location or strategy if it works better for you. I have PDD & PPD left to finish

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    Eva Wu

    Hello all! 

    I'm planning to start my exams. PA as my first. anyone have study materials to share or can suggest some study materials to start? Thanks in advance!!!! 

     

    Eva

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    Hi Carl,

    That sounds great, I will try to stop by on Monday. I am on an aggressive CA schedule for a project so I may be there a little closer to 6:30 or 7, but I'd like to participate if that's alright. I am studying for ppd and pdd together, so either one as a focus is great for me.

    Cheers,

    Ani

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    For pa, I studied the materials on the are 5.0 reference along with the suggested materials for the 4.0 ppp and site planning exams. I also took a month of plural sight and watched Kevin's videos for p and a. I passed on my second go. It was a tough exam, but definitely passable once you understand how to take these kind of exams.

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    Hi Carl,
    Is there a study session tonight at the flying pig? I was going to come tonight and will be in the lookout. Let me know though if any plans had changed.
    Thanks!

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    Carl Petersen

    Hi Anirudh, 

     

    I'll be there at the Flying Pig tonight by 6:30/7pm. Not sure about others. Anyone from this thread is welcome/encouraged to join in! The Flying Pig is typically pretty quiet on Monday nights. 433 S. Van Ness between 15th and 16th, short walk from 16th Street Bart Station.

     

    Happy to discuss my quiz answers to the first 4 sections of the Brightwood PDD study book, or just study do a quiz together.  We can also discuss the best way to make use of the shared time - I'm open to any process that keeps us in gear moving toward the ultimate goal! 

    My cell phone is 773-574-2950 if anyone wants to coordinate by talk or text.

     

    Cheers,

    Carl 

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    Eva Wu

    Anyone starters want to start a study meetup in easy bay ( oakland )? would love to meet some of you guys. please message me. Thanks!

    Eva

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    Anirudh Dhawan

    Thanks Carl! 

    I am coming by tonight, I think i can also get there around 6:30-7pm as i am coming from by the embarcedero area. I have the Ballast materials but didnt bring them with me today so i could bring those if they help next week.

    Eva, I live in Oakland and am also open to having some study sessions in the east bay, which exam are you focusing on currently? I am trying to study PPD and PDD together and have PPD currently scheduled for  Dec 5th. 

    my cell is 973.970.8821

    Ani 

     

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    Melanie D'Souza

    Hi everyone-

    I have recently moved to the Bay Area (last month) and cannot wait to start studying. Waiting on the okay from the Board. I'd like to start with C&E and Project Mgmt (schedule in Jan) - but am open to advice to start anything else.

    Looking forward to sharing study resources and knowledge and experience. I am currently also part of the PPD/PDD Study group at AIA-SF.

    I work in the Financial District and live in Lower Nob Hill. Very eager to meet other active minds and join our study group. Is Monday night at the Pig a weekly thing?

    Melanie

    785.979.2079

     

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    Helen Vasquez

    Hi All - I am new to the 5.0 community and looking for study buddies for the new year!

    I passed CDS and PPP this year, failed SPD twice, failed PA once. Planning on switching gears and start studying for PPD and PDD beginning of Jan. I just started looking into the study material and the categories that will be in these exams.

    Anyone down to meet in San Francisco? Let me know! Thanks.  

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    Melanie D'Souza

    Helen- hit me up as you can see my number in the previous email. I live and work downtown.

    Congrats on your study journey so far!

    -Melanie de Souza

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    Helen Vasquez

    Thanks Melanie! I'll get a hold of you in the new year! Happy Holidays!

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    Melanie D'Souza

    Sure thing, looking forward to it. Happy Holidays to you too!

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    Trenton Jewett

    Hi everyone, is this study group still going on? I have been studying for PDD for a couple of weeks and have been wanting to create/join a study group. I live in Oakland and work in Noe Valley in SF.

    Best, Trenton

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    Helen Vasquez

    Hi Trenton, 

    I haven't been able to find a study group that's studying the same exams as me. Most of the people I've met are just starting the process or are still doing the 4.0 version. 

    I studied about three months and about to take PPD and PDD next week. We'll see how that goes. Have you taken PA yet? I got to circle back and retake that exam as I failed on my first try. 

    Let me know how your studies go and hopefully we can get a group going! 925-698-5429 

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    Trenton Jewett

    Hi Helen, I think you might be a little further along than I am, I have not taken any of the exams yet and am really just starting out with PDD.

    Good luck with your exams!

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