I just took ARE 5.0 PPD - here's why you should transition!

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    Jessica Medrano

    Did you pass? This was very helpful!

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    Alison Smith

    I have been struggling with the 4.0 and really getting discouraged to even continue but of course I have continued on.  I was in the same mindset of passing PPP, CDS, and SPD and so far I have taken each exam twice and only passed SPD.  

    I have never been good with multiple choice and I feel this might be hurting my chances a bit.  I seem to get Level 1 in all areas except one division each time.

    Would you recommend making the change to 5.0?  I am trying to figure out my next steps.

    Thanks!!!

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    Daniel Spilman

    Great write-up and fantastic advice. I never took a 4.0 exam, I have been all 5.0, but I felt exactly the same way about everything you said about 5.0. All I have left now is PDD! Thank you for sharing your comparison of experiences! But the suspense is killing us! Did you pass? Based on your write-up, I would have to think you did! What is next up for you?

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    Rebecca Phipps

    I didn't pass the first time around, preparing for my retake and it's been a slow process.  I had a long post on that on another blog, so didn't want to recap.  The results took months to come in and I was hopeful, so I was already preparing for the CSE (California Supplemental Exam).  I got my results the day before an expensive seminar.  I even tried to reschedule the seminar for CSE, but was too easily convinced I would jump back in and be ready for CSE by June. Nope .... just now developing a plan I feel good about .... and for the CSE material, well I'll just need to recap on that as well.  It's all good, all information I can always use.  Good excuse to hang out with the young up and coming architects in the office, it's all about the journey!

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