Adding to the other posts on PDD pass - a few notes on my pass strategy below.
Building Construction Illustrated - I was totally surprised how valuable this text was given that I got it 10 years ago in my freshman year in UG thinking "When will I ever read this?"
Ballast 5.0 (my work has a copy) - also did Ballast 5.0 practice tests
FEMA Chapter 5 (I found chapter 5 more useful than 4)
Black Spectacles - I ordered the monthly membership. Practice tests were great help.
Overall I found the test to be pretty hard and I actually ran out of time at the end. I only had 4 minutes to review my marked questions. However, I did think that some of the questions covered materials that I studied for ARE 4.0 CDS/SPD (site work, contracts, specs, etc).
So good luck! Glad to add more info if needed. Just ask!
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