Just passed my last exam , P Diddy (PDD), and now done with the ARE!!! Thanks for all the support of this group! As everyone says, this test is a beast. Non-architecture friends would ask me what topic this test covers, and I was like, "well...pretty much everything an architect may ever do". Which I think is very true!
Study Materials (In general order of time before test):
Started a little over 2 months before planning to take test
- I read through Ballast 5.0 PDD sections...This gets wayyy too detailed, so I read quickly and didn't get too caught up in things I didnt understand. Mostly to get a high level grasp of all this test could encompass.
-Jennies Notes from 4.0 including BCDS, BS, Structures
-Archiflash from 4.0 for BS & Structures
-Black Spectacles- all videos for PDD
-Listened to audio companion from Architect Exam Prep , while driving to and from work
-Architect exam prep online simulator
-Random youtube videos, my playlist below:
-Chings Building Construction Illustrated
-Ballast 5.0 practice problems & practice exam
-Designer Hacks practice questions
-NCARB practice simulator
-Took random notes for important things along the way and reviewed some notes
Good luck everyone, keep on truckin!
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