Hello to All,
I am currently getting back into studying again for the new 5.0 after an unfortunately ill-timed hiatus that life's happenings has a tendency of creating. I had completed the big 3 on 4.0 and I am now looking into PPD & PDD study resources and a possible suggested order. After reading through a few hours worth of posts and trying to figure out the best plan of action, I was hoping I could get some advice on whether or not I am approaching this correctly. After reading all the posts, it looks as if the 4.0 material is useful and could be used as supplementary reading, however there shouldn't be a heavy focus on this. I was hoping to see if it is possible to use at least a portion of what I have from 4.0. I also have some previous versions of the prescribed resources and wasn't sure if anyone knew of any major differences that I absolutely need to pick up the most current edition. So, based on what I currently own, my study plan is as follows:
1. Building Construction Illustrated - Cover to Cover (Current Edition)
2. Architect's Studio Companion - Cover to Cover (Hard copy 4th Ed and PDF 5th Ed)
3. FEMA Earthquake Manual - Chapters 4 & 5 (PDF)
4. Ballast - Structural Systems (ARE 4.0 PDF)
5. Jenny's Notes for BDCS
From what I could gather, these are the resources that everyone keeps mentioning, but I'm not sure if I should be looking into more. I apologize if this is a recurring post in the community, I was just hoping to get a little feedback from others as anyone I associate in person with only has experience with the 4.0 test.
I thank you in advance for your help and greatly appreciate all of the information within this community!
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