Just got the preliminary pass. This is my second exam after CE. I found this test to be much harder to study for due to the subjective nature of some of the material. With that said the material was much more broad than I expected. I reviewed and finished the exam with an hour and a half remaining. Important things (In order)
-a good nights rest. Having clarity can help read and interpret question. Often unnecessary/excessive information is thrown in.
-Project delivery methods- Organization, advantages/disadvantages, responsibilities.
-owner-architect-consultant relationships and tasks(check the case studies, you may be able to reference a contract for the MP portion)
-you must know 1 yd=3 ft, 1yd^2=9ft^2, 1 acre=43560ft^2=4840yd^2
-basic algebra- Practice speed. Anyone can do most of these problems, but doing it quickly will help. time yourself. use PJM and PCM portion of the handbook for problem types.
-Go back and review the MP portion. 100% You read something wrong/missed a detail. Personally I ended up changing 5 answers for careless oversights ( side-effect of working fast)
Focus on AHPP. Dont get too focused on Ballast/kaplan and other 3rd party info. I tried a few and it is miles off the mark.
PCM in a week!
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