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    Ramon Ramos

    Thanks for your feedback and congratulations on passing the exam! When you say read the AHPP are you meaning only those chapters (9&10) or do you feel like chapters from PcM and PjM were relevant to passing the exam? Thanks.

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    Brendan Herr

    Ramon,

    Studying for CE, I read just from Chpaters 9 & 10. A few months ago, I did read much of the AHPP while studying for PcM and PjM, but I did not return to reading any other parts of the book. I think that just 9 & 10 are relevant to this exam.

    Best wishes,

    Brendan 

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    Ramon Ramos

    Brendan,

    Thank you very much for the response. I may need to pick your brain about the PcM and PjM and what you studied when I get to those test. Thanks again!

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    Kelly Duignan

    Hi Brendan,

    Congrats on passing! 

    Thanks for the great info.  I'm taking PcM and PjM at the end of this month, and have been considering tacking on CE a few weeks after.  How long was it between when you took PcM/PjM and when you took CE?

    - Kelly

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    Brendan Herr

    Kelly,

    I took PcM and PjM three weeks apart and felt that was a good time between them, but just two weeks would have been ok, too. There was nothing new that I studied for PjM that I hadn't already been over for PcM.

    I had about a month and a half break between taking PjM and CE, but that was because I had no interest in studying around the holidays. I spent about three weeks studying for CE and felt that was good.

    Good luck!

    Brendan 

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    Neha Sadruddin

    Hi Brendan! 

     

    Congrats on your pass! I'm scheduled to take PjM and PcM this month and was hoping to take CE soon after since I've already gone through the contracts and the AHPP. Just wondering, how did you prepare for the graphics portion of the test? I've read other posts saying that one should know wall sections really well. 

    Also, do you have a lot of experience in CD's and CA? Did that help with the test?

     

    Thanks!

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    Briana Jones

    Brendan,

    I took CE yesterday and did not pass. Having done nearly the same exam process and study process as you and receiving 3(s) in each category and a (2) in pre construction activities what would be your recommendation? Other than studying all of that again all contracts, specifically A201, any practice exam I could find, AHPP, Schiff? I did all of this before so I'm wary of doing it again and receiving the same result. Thanks!

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    Susan Scarlet-Macaw (Edited )

    Briana,

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    Brendan Herr

    Neha, yes I do have a fair amount of CD experience and have recently taken one project all the way from schematic design through to CA and completion. In my opinion, if you feel you need to study wall sections for this exam, study two things: 1) common ways that a wall will fail or be improperly designed and let water into the building, and 2) how a wall or roof is designed to protect against water and moisture. For example, a masonry wall requires through-wall flashing and weep holes in order to manage and expel water and moisture. If you don't know much about construction, you can always wait and take CE last. 

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