AHPP - Necessary?



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    Osman Bilger

    It was my go to source to understand labor laws, insurance, business types, accounting, organization structure , and some other stuff I'm sure I'm forgetting. Dont forget the test writers use the referenced materials to write up questions so it wouldnt hurt to review if you have a copy.

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    Shraddha Strennen

    Thank you for your response Osman. I don’t have a copy, and was trying to sidestep the expense but, it sounds like I need to just get it.

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    Brian Blodnikar

    From the sections that I read for the PcM exam I wish I had purchased a copy just to keep on hand.  I think it is very informative.  You should check to see if you firm or local AIA has a copy you can borrow.

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    Kurt Fanderclai

    Hi Shraddha,

    Congrats on your passes!  Having already passed the ARE 5.0, I've always noted that the advice that I and others give on this forum applies to about 80% of all candidates -- the majority.  There is another 10% that seem to have trouble with numerous exam fails no matter what they do.  The final 10% could skip all advice given, read some Facebook posts and watch a few Ozark episodes, and pass with flying colors.

    You're sort of in that last 10% -- you're passing exams without the AHPP, so who can argue with your approach?  

    To your question -- "AHPP  necessary?" -- heh, for you -- apparently not, given your success without it on two exams.

    That said, the AHPP is -- as Osman noted -- extremely helpful for PcM in particular.  And, while the AHPP is a large purchase, I've found it to be a great ongoing reference for the workplace -- it's a roadmap through the profession.

    Good luck on your PcM exam!     

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    Shraddha Strennen

    @Brian Blodnikar - Thank you for your response.  I am currently not an AIA member so, couldn't use their copy.  Someone shared their notes of the 14th edition and I used that to study.

    @Kurt Fanderclai - Hahaha... No episodes of Ozark here but, I did pass PcM without the book.  As I mentioned to Brian I did use someone else's notes of the 14th edition to study.  It was mostly an outline but, good enough to understand intent.  

    I don't disagree that AHPP is probably a worthwhile investment but, that might be a purchase for down the road.  I just paid for all 6 exams and I am sure NCARB has eventual plans to bleed me of more of my hard-earned cash! :))

    Now on to a few episodes of Ozark before studying for PA!

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    William Cody

    Idk if you already took the exam (been a while so I assume you have). The AHPP or some similar resource that generally covers everything are required, for sure. You pretty much have to hope that you get favorable questions, because this exam is so badly written. The other exams seem to be reordered questions from 4.0 but PCM wasn't previously in another section so they had to make questions and they are extremely bad, and specific to the people who wrote them.

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