PjM - Pass - Notes on my prep

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    Morgan Graboski

    Hi Seth! Congrats!

    I am just starting my journey into the world of 5.0, and I've found your posts about PjM and Pcm to be very useful! Wanted to ask though - you mentioned re-studying PcM material for PjM - did you study for these exams concurrently?

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    Yi Li

    Thanks! So you need to know all the LEED stuff as well??

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    Seth Wiley

    Hi Morgan.

    I overlapped studying for PcM & PjM because I found the material to be VERY similar.

    Good luck to you!

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    Seth Wiley

    Hi Yi Li.

    I studied the LEED stuff because it did come up on almost all the prep tests. I feel like I recall there being a couple questions about LEED on the actual exam.

    FYI: I breezed over the LEED stuff a few times - only so I was familiar with it.

    Hope that helps!

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    Breton Smith (Edited )

    AIA C727 was replaced with C402. AIA B142 was replaced with C141. AIA B206 is being retired in November 2019. Hopefully they are not testing outdated information, nor you providing outdated information. At any rate, these ^^^ are the current documents.

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    Hope Telford

    I am studying concurrently for PcM and PjM. I'm thinking I will take them a few days to a week apart from one another. Your notes are super helpful! Thank you also for pointing me to Tatyana's notes. They are amazing.

    Question: should I know the names of each of the contracts? -Or just the names, concepts and information from them?

    Best of luck to everyone.

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    Seth Wiley

    I'd suggest names, concepts, and info for them.

    I found the AIA Synopses of Contracts by Family and Series (google those PDFs available for free from AIA if you don't have them already) to be useful to learn the overall contract relationships and structures. I then compared specific contracts side by side - you will found much information the same across various documents.

    So I found I could quickly absorb all the documents once I started to see the interlinkages.

    I would definitely recommend printing them all (yes, lot of paper) out and organizing them thoroughly in a way that makes sense to you. I found that having them on paper and being able to compare them side by side to make it MUCH easier to learn.

    Cheers.

    Break a leg.

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    Andrea Hendrickson Ford

    Thanks for the thorough list! The ARE Handbook lists The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice and a few others as a resource for this exam. Did you use it or any of the additional resources listed in the Handbook besides AHPP? 

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    Yi Li

    Andrea, I dont think CSI Manual is necessary for this test.

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    Elaine Wong

    HI Seth

    Did you focus on reading AHPP? There are a lot of materials in it. I guess how much time did you spend on AHPP? I have taken the PCM and didn't pass but have moved onto PjM but am extremely nervous about taking another exam now. Did you use the Purasight PjM checklist on the AHPP reading chapters to be useful or did you not use that at all? I am trying to pinpoint on what area I can grab from the materials I have in hand. 

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    Seth Wiley

    Elaine.

    AHPP - yes. I just read what seemed applicable (which is most of it I think) - 2 or 3 times if I needed to. I tend to mark-up my reading with pencil as I go - which speeds up when I have to go back and refresh or re-read.

    I found PjM and PcM very (very) similar.

    Purasight - nope.

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    Elaine Wong

    Great thanks. Also what do you mean by bonding? Is that the bonds?

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    Rio Cielo Fama Velasco

    Congrats Seth!

     

    I have a question though, you mentioned that we need to know when to use / not use C401/C727/B142/B206, these contracts are not listed on NCARB's Matrix for the AIA Contracts except for C401. How do we know which contracts should we really study? Or are these contracts can be found in AHPP? 

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