I took the test on Saturday and got a preliminary pass. See below a few notes that might be helpful.
1. There are a couple of calculation questions in this exam, know the conversation very well so you don't waste time figuring them out in your exam
2. Time runs so fast so make sure to mark the questions and move on! there is no time for you to waste on a single question!
3. reread these topic like a million times and make sure you know them very well before your exam, you should be prepared to apply these concept in a given situation.
- Procurement Methods
- Compensation Methods.
- Owner, architect, contractor, consultant responsibilities and duties from pre-design to project close out. I googled this a lot because I think AHPP and third party materials does not provide enough explanations and examples for you to completely understand what is going on!
- architectural design fee
- construction/architectural contingency and how to calculate them
- change orders
- monitoring and scheduling method.
4. AHPP is the best resource for this exam, read it a few times! I used : " navigating the architect registration exam with AHPP for PjM section "
5. Literally memorize every single line of B101, C401 and A201. This exam is all about contracts ! Hardin lecture is great but make sure to read the actual contract and become familiar with different chapters and try to make sense of each article so you will not need to think about them in your exam, they should be stuck in your mind. There is no time for you in exam to think and remember stuff, you should be confident of your knowledge. I mean it !!
6. Ballast is great but it does not cover many topics, ballast questions on the other hand are awesome. Do practice exams & problem questions.
Wish you luck
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