So I just took PDD for the first time yesterday morning and failed... Not the best way to spend a Saturday morning and the fail didn't help any. I just feel that I'm at my wits end with these exams. It's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have 3 exams left, PA, PPD, and PDD. For this PDD exam I studied for 2 months... Material I used to study are as follows, amber videos, building construction illustrated, ARE 5.0 handbook, brightwood architecture PDD study book. I also took the ARE 4.0 study guide exams for BDCS, BS, SS and CDS. I felt great going into the exam and I felt great during the exam... so i was surprised to see the fail at the end of the exam. Based on my score report, I scored level 1 on construction documents and construction estimating, and level 3 on materials/systems, code/regulation, and project manual/specs. In the past, I've struggled with time on these exams, but for this exam I did well with time. When I got to the case studies, I had like 90 minutes left. I was surprised with how many project manual/spec question there was. I was also surprised with how little structural question there were. Any advise to help moving forward would be greatly appreciated.
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