ok...look. I get it. “Buy this guys stuff, buy this other guys stuf” all of which, I will remind, are either overly simple, babbling video, or loaded with errors. Yeah, I’m angry, and some of that is the reason for posting. Another reason? Nothing I studied was on the damned test again. It all came down to try and squint to see details, on a detail whose graphics are terrible, or, and this is the really enraging part, I got more that one question that was like this: 7 people get on a bus...the driver drives for 5 minutes, stops, picks up 6 more...drives again for an hour. How big is Cincinnati? I’m not kidding by the way. Complete, intentional time wasters. And can we please acknowledge that the case study drawings are nothing like real world? If you set up project north, follow it through. Don’t change it for no reason for interior elevations. An, yeah, tell me somewhere, the information I need. I’m more angry at myself for studying so much the past several weeks, only to be tested on what a separation needs to be but no indication of whether the building is sprinklered. And before that one goes to far, what happened to “don’t assume anything in the exam...if it’s not listed, don’t assume it’s there.” Mostly my fault for thinking my experience would help..but then I remember, when I’m reviewing drawings and the like, I can zoom in at will, read the information, check the code (the WHOLE code), decide on sprinkler systems with the client, etc. etc. bottom line is, I’ll say it again.. These tests are more focused on the tests than the actual profession. And can we please, if you’re going to list references, list them all I got several questions relating to contracts but the reference list says there are no specific AIA docs for PDD. Either way, it needs to get better. If I got credit for CDs and services, why are you testing me on it again but telling me it’s something different?
I’ll keep going and take it a third time and hope what I study is on the test again. And hope that by the end of February some improvements are made to actually have something to study that applies without having to spend twice the amount on materials than the tests.
Rant over for now. I’m angry at myself for not delving further than my purse strings allow. And I’m angry at this whole process because it’s viewed more like a game to win than a professional process.
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