I am planning to take the ARE 5.0 (no transition) over the next coming year. I've read many NCARB, exam prep provider, and other blog posts with tips about which exams to group together for studying, and what order to take them in. It sounds like there will be a lot more overlap between the exam divisions, and the latest post I came across from Amber Books recommends to study for four divisions together (Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation, Construction & Evaluation) and schedule the four exams in as close of a time frame as possible. It also makes sense that Practice Management and Project Management go hand in hand, and could be more beneficial to take after the first four exams (for someone with less than 5 years of working experience and therefore potentially less experience with practice and project management compared to the other divisions).
What are other's thoughts on this method of studying and testing?
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