Project Management ARE 5.0 - Failed Twice

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    Theodore Diamond

    Do you feel like contracts are your big weakness?  Have you listened to the Schiff-Hardin lectures while marking up sample contracts?  I feel like this is a pretty solid way to get the contract information down.

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    Kurt Fanderclai (Edited )

    Hi Oleg -- sorry to hear this.  I'd agree, if you can pass PPD, you can pass PcM.

    Read all the the posts in the PcM forum section -- your question has been answered many times by some smart folks. 

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    Oleg Kozlovskii

    I'm not sure what is my big weakness at this point. NCARB does not provide you with any useful feedback after a failed test. I think I have contracts on lock, but maybe I'm missing something. I definitely need to memorize all the contracts numbers and what they do. I tripped up on a question regarding contractual relationships in DB and how they are numbered. 

    But generally, I think it is safe to conclude that manual simply is not enough. Maybe it is time to read Professional Practice book cover to cover and all the contracts. But I will look up the lectures you mentioned. Thanks!

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    Chelsea Hoffman

    Hi Oleg,

    I definitely recommend reading the AHPP. There are a few outlines floating around on suggested chapters if you're not up to reading the whole book. I know the score report is kind of vague, but it could be beneficial to at least see what areas you're weak in and find relevant chapters in the AHPP to read up on.

    If you don't have the book someone posted a link for the PDF version a few threads back.

    Good luck!

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    Fernando Mingo Jozami

    Hi Oleg,

    Be sure to download Schiff-Hardin lectures and listen to them with the printed contract. Highlight the important stuff. It takes some time but two or three times will give you enough insight.

    It is not a bad idea to print and study the A-Series, B-Series and C-Series of the contracts. 

     

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    Kathleen Hogan

    Oleg,

    I would definitely recommend reading the AHPP to study for PjM/PcM/CE. I'm actually rereading the entire book based on the recommended list of chapters to read from this link:

    http://narmourwright.com/wp/index.php/wiley-publishing/

     

    Just a word of advice: Read the chapters that pertain to studying for Project Management, Practice Management, and Construction and Evaluation all together, even if you're just taking the Project Management test.  What I noticed in my studying was that some of the exam questions from Project Management contained material that pertained to Construction and Evaluation, which made me feel unprepared because I didn't study for CE prior. So I would recommend to read all three exam materials as one large exam material. That way, you won't feel like NCARB threw a curve ball question at you.

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