Passed the last one today!
This will be short - I'll post broader test-taking strategies in the General section. I failed PDD last Fall, and was at a bit of a loss of what to do. I have zero PDD AXP hours, so wasn't sure how to make it up with studying.
The answer? Architectural Graphic Standards. During my first take at PDD, I found myself wondering "How the f am I supposed to know that? Where on earth would I find that?" Well ... it's all in AGS. I read most of it in detail over the winter (which I would not necessarily recommend as a study technique), and crushed everything detailing/materials oriented today.
The missing link was Hyperfine. What makes this different is it's a study plan of different important elements... you have an assignment, do research, think it through, and look up the answer. If you do it right, you're doing a lot of reading in AGS, MEEB, IBC, and plenty of YouTube. In isolation, it's not enough, but it focused my efforts in for the last month and I owe my pass today to Ben. Thanks @AllenTsai for the tip!
PS - he's a solo entrepreneur, a Navy vet, and a new dad, so if you use his stuff, do the right thing and buy it.
Also PS - I failed my first take at PDD because I spent 45 minutes in total confusion on the case study ... because I didn't take the time to notice the North arrow was pointing right, not up ... total noob mistake, but it cost me the test
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