As I have stated in the subject line above, I have now passed both PcM and PjM and am looking to take CE on June 3rd of this year. My study strategy is as follows:
- I leave myself 8 solid weeks for each exam in order to have plenty chances to study. This usually starts out with the review and collection of resource materials and any "what to expect" type of information. This then gradually increases to studying everyday after work and on Saturday mornings when I am able. As the exam approaches, I buckle down and hope for the best. Also, I find that Monday mornings are my preferred exam time slot.
- For this exam, I will be using ballast as I did for the first two exams, the Architect's Handbook for Professional Practice (Chapters: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 15, 16 - a quick review of what I looked at for the previous exams and then focusing in on any relevant material), Schiff Harden Lectures (6, 7, 11, 12), and contracts listed by NCARB. Most of this I have already covered from the PcM and PjM but if any of you have tips for what to go ahead and disregard here, let me know.
- New material for this exam, that wasn't necessarily a focus on PcM and PjM, is where I have the most questions. I only have so much experience in construction admin so I would like to hear some pro tips to separate this exam from the first two. I am familiar with CSI MasterFormat but to what extent do I need to dive into this? Also, how recommended is it to get The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice? Lastly, I have been noticing more and more code related content and wanted to know if it would be useful to add some current codes as study material and which ones/sections are most recommended? (IBC, IRC, IECC, etc?)
Any helpful tips you are willing to offer would be much appreciated and if any one would like some of my own thoughts about PcM and PjM please feel free to ask!
Thanks everyone! Happy testing :)
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