PJM tips

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    Melanie D'Souza

    Congrats! Great job, thank you for the comments!

     

    What does MP portion mean again?

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    Osman Bilger

    Excuse my post-exam brain. I meant MC (multiple choice). 

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    Taylor Hohertz

    Osman,

    I took PjM twice and unfortunately failed the second time. I'm planning on moving to CE soon just to see if I can get another test out of the way. Did you find that CE info was a good crossover into PjM? I'm hoping that studying for this next test will prep me to go back in a few weeks to do another re-take.

    Thanks! 

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    Osman Bilger

    Hey Taylor. I checked your post history and study habits I hope I can provide some constructive feedback which helped me prepare. I noticed AHPP was listed last in your study materials. I hope this is not an indication that this is the least used because I found this to be the most relevant source for the material on my exam. Ballast and the other 3rd party materials seemed really irreverent after I was exposed to the exam content.  A good study tip is to read through the material with a stack of flash cards. Every time you read something you don't understand write it down and put the answer on the back. I had a stack of 160 cards. I spent my last week memorizing these and skimming AHPP. Don't get so bogged down with LISTS(such as QC checklist items). The level of details in the question can be answered with a general understanding. 

    CE exam is much more objective in nature. If you listen to the Hardin lectures and study administration forms(G-series. Really get into these things. Google how to fill them out and examine the content), in addition to AHPP, you will be in great position. 

     

    The information I listed above is the stuff that stood out the most, in order. Good luck. I'm rooting for you. 

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    Taylor Hohertz (Edited )

    Osman,

    Thanks for the feedback! I used the AAHP but to be honest I feel like (looking back now) that I had a bad habit of skimming through it rather than actually reading and learning from it. I suppose I was using it as a backup to Kaplan/Ballast, and after reading a few comments on here (including yours)  from people who passed, that probably wasn't a good idea. Perhaps it should be the other way around. I've sometimes had a hard time trying to figure out a good balance on study materials and which ones are better for certain exams. I appreciate your advice on study habits such as flashcards; I think that I will try to implement that the next go around. Thank you again for your insight! Good luck on your next exam!

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    HANNA KISIALEVA

    Thank you for the feedback!

    Can you, please, list chapters from AAHP that need to be studied for Project Management Exam?

    I just passed Practice Management exam, and that book was a great help. 

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hi Hanna,

     

    Hope this (or my course) can help!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4BvCc3nt7PsVTZJaUR5OTNtTkU/view?usp=sharing 

    Happy studies,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA

    www.pluralsight.com

    www.paramarch.com

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    HANNA KISIALEVA

    Thank you Kevin, 

    I ll check out pluralsight for my studies. 

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    Wendy Dyba

    I want to call attention to a typo, as some test takers are not accustomed to our system:

    1 yd = 3 feet, 1 square yd = 9 sf  (you have the opposite)

    1 acre=43560 sf, 4840sy

    Having failed the test once, I can assure you that knowing this is IMPORTANT to a couple of questions.

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    Amy S

    Hi Osman, 
    I have passed P&A and CE. I plan to take Project Management first and then Practice Management. Based on your post it had looked like you were taking PcM a week after PjM. Not sure if you had posted on this already, but how did that go? How much overlap in content is there? I personally want to take PjM on a Monday and then go to PcM that Wednesday of same week. I have never done two exams this close together, but I don't see a point in prolonging them. 

    Thanks!

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