Today I took the exam online and was a bit nervous about it.
In 2018, I took PPD right after I had a baby and failed. I was a bit distracted because I was still nursing my kid and going that long without expressing was a challenge. I studied Black Spectacles only. I studied 2 months and I was really discouraged.
A few years later, I'm back again and was just going to study PA by reading references from the matrix. Then about a month before the test, I signed up for Amber Book. They convinced me to also take PPD (technically they say all but I did what I felt I could at the time). Amber Book is awesome. It makes me want to learn and ignites my curiosity in our field. It's like the university class of your dreams with a professor who not only knows the material but really loves this field. It is so refreshing. It's not just information for the test readiness, but also learning with real world photos, videos, and experiments. I was already applying newly understood concepts in practice after the first week. I have 13 year of experience but I work overseas and do not do much code work except for ABA/ADA and NFPA101.
Today, I passed PPD and failed PA using Amber book (97% complete), reading all of Problem Seeking, and reading all of Site Planning and Design Handbook.
I guess I just want to thank the folks at Amber Book. You have my appreciation and feel like scheduling PDD now. Don't give up and lets get licensed.
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