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    Mollie Pelletier

    I took them in order and passed the first try through in a little over a years span. But a different strategy would be PPD and PDD first. They are the most difficult in my opinion and most failed sections. So get them out of the way early to protect yourself from the rolling clock.

    All these tests are hard. So if you’re planning to take them all quickly, going in order isn’t a bad strategy. It makes the most of the overlap in material.

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    Ethan Warren

    I went the route of PPD and PDD first. It was a rough start, failing the first couple of attempts but now the ones after have seemed much easier to prepare for. I took PA shortly after those and then CE about a month after that. I am taking PjM next since it had the most overlap with contracts that I studied for CE.

    If I were to have to start over I would do PA, PPD, PDD, CE, PjM and then PcM. But that's just based off my observation of the overlap in study material.

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    Rayna Murray (Edited )

    I took PcM, PjM, CE, PA, PPD, and then PDD over a 6 month span.  I knew I had more recent experience in PcM, PjM, and CE, so I took them first.  If I hadn't though, I might have taken PA, PPD, and PDD to get the exams that covered a very broad amount of information (at least to me) first.  Then I would have taken PcM, PjM, and CE.  As Mollie stated, be aware of the overlap in material to make the most of your studying.

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    Yike Qin

    I recommend doing the exam following the order as NCARB presents them. Knowledge builds on as the exam progress. 

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