PPD Pass - Study Thoughts

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    Chelsea Wagner

    Congrats Brendan and thanks for recommending the Mike Ermann YouTube Videos! 

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    David Kaplan

    Brendan,

    Good job sir.  When are you taking PDD? 

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    William May

    Brendan,

    What order have you followed so far and what has your success rate been to date?

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    Brendan Herr

    @David, two weeks from now! I gotta scramble on the studying!

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    Brendan Herr

    @William, I went PcM-PjM-CE-PA-PPD. I've passed all on the first try. I've been working for eight years, which has really made this process go so well I believe. 

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    David Kaplan

    Brendan,

    Two weeks is good, I did the 10-day approach.  I posted on here what I did in those 10 days between PPD and PDD, feel free to take a look at it. 

    Sounds like you got this.  If your work experience is pulling through for you on these tests as you say above, you'll get PDD.  I found that test to be the most in line with what I do every day because it deals with construction documents and details. 

    Good luck!!!

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    I'd agree with David on timeline and content.  I took three weeks between, and, frankly, did not actually fill those three weeks with diligent study.  One week would probably be fine.  That said, I would NOT want to take PPD and PDD  something like a day apart in any case -- they are just too long for that -- at least for me. 

    Good luck, Brendan -- passing that that last one is such a great feeling. 

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    Brendan Herr

    Thanks David and Kurt! 

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    Trupti Mehta

    Brendan, Thanks for the study resources. Did you subscribe to the AMBER videos or watched just the youtube videos. Also, what did you study for structures and the Section 5 on Project Costs & Budgeting. Did you read all of the Ballast 5.0 PPD chapters? 

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