I received a “likely pass” today for PjM. I attribute the fail on the first attempt to being unprepared and not diligent enough with my studies. I took both exams through Pro Proctor. Regarding ProProctor Exams: -Make sure to purchase a high resolution webcam with autofocus. No need for a fancy expensive one just make sure it checks these two boxes. Here is the Amazon link to mine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006JH8T3S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_W1RNKFKPZ9NDF42G802C?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 These are my study resources and the sequence in which I used them. I created a two phase plan.
Phase 1- STUDY Phase 2- PRACTICE
1. BALLAST ARE EXAM REVIEW. This lays down a great foundation. Perfect as a first introduction to the material. The pop quiz questions throughout are great for testing comprehension. 2. AHPP. This should be the core of your study material. Everything else should be layered on top of this. The ARE Handbook lists this as the main resource for a reason. 3. SCHIFF HARDIN LECTURES/CONTRACTS. The lectures are incredible for explaining the law language of the contracts and simplifying the concepts. I listened to A201 & B101 once as they are very long. After that, I read the contracts over and over without the lectures. He doesn’t provide a C401 lecture but make sure to include this in your studies. Understanding the contracts inside and out is crucial for this exam. 4. HYPERFINE PcM & PjM COURSE W/ FINANCIAL WORKBOOK. These videos do an incredible job of explaining the financial side of running a firm/project. All the formulas you need to know are covered in the financial workbook.
1. BALLAST PRACTICE QUESTIONS. This phase was completely dedicated to practice problems/quizzes and tests. Ballast practice questions are excellent shorts tests. 2. DESIGNER HACKS. Not much to say about these other than they are great and inexpensive! Continue to retake the full length times exam until you score above a 90% 3. We ARE via HYPERFINE. Another great resource of practice quizzes, tests and a full length exam. 4. BALLAST MOCK EXAM. To me this exam was best in preparation for the ARE. This forum helped me tremendously, so I want to be here to answer any questions you have about this study plan. GOOD LUCK!
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