Hello all and Happy new year.
I took PjM and passed just before Christmas.
Thanks so much to everyone on this Community - your comments have helped me.
Here are my preparation items in the hopes it helps you pass PjM!...
- First, I found this exam similar to PcM, so I basically re-studied that material - which you can find I've posted on the Community board (just search for that by my name in that category if interested).
- Know yard-acre-foot-chain-furlong-hectare conversions
- Know everything about insurance types and specifics from AIA contracts, ARE 4.0 & 5.0 Materials, AHPP
- Know everything about public financing types and specifics from AIA contracts, ARE 4.0 & 5.0 Materials, AHPP - I needed to Google a LOT to understand this stuff
- Know LEED v4 BD+C - download the PDF from USGBC. it's about 190 pages. read it and know the categories and topics.
- Know everything about types of estimates you have to do at each design phase from AIA contracts, ARE 4.0 & 5.0 Materials, AHPP
- Know everything about bonding from AIA contracts, ARE 4.0 & 5.0 Materials, AHPP
- Know: DPE = DSE + Payroll Burden
- Know when to use / not use C401/C727/B142/B206
- Know: privity/subrogation/indemnification/hold harmless/statute of limitations/statute of repose
- Know Masterformat 2014
- ARE guide & ARE handbook
- AIA Contracts - Know A101/201, B101, C401 backwards and forwards. But download all the other sample AIA contracts and guides, print them out, organize them in a way that makes sense to you, and read them all a few times. Yes, this is a lot of material.
- Tatyana's Notes - they rock. memorize them.
- Kaplan, Brightwood & Design Hacks practice exams - keep taking them until you're getting over 70%
- I studied for about 6 weeks basically non-stop study whenever I wasn't working or sleeping.
- I took the ENTIRE TEST TIME (had 8 minutes extra) so keep taking practice tests until you're completely confident in your PACE of q&a so you don't have to keep watching the clock while you're taking the real exam
- There were I think a LOT of throw away questions on this test - questions which made no sense whatsoever to me. I had to focus hard to not let this stress me out during the test. If this happens to you, just calm down, and focus, and believe in your preparation.
Good luck to you!
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