I passed 5 of the 6 exams in 4 months time. Got to my last test which was PDD and wasn't so lucky. I studied the Ballast for both the PPD and PDD at the same time and tried a 5 day turn around. It worked for me on another test, but may have been too much with how much content there is. The PDD material definitely helps with the PPD test.
My one big take away was thinking about SCALE when you are studying. Remember that once you are into that PA exam...then the PPD exam...then finally the PDD. It zooms in each time. The scale gets larger and more detailed. You really need to know the finer details of these systems once you get to PDD. A broad overview isn't going to help.
I started brain dumping right after and still have questions I remember that pop into my head. WRITE THEM DOWN. I already have game plan moving forward for when i can reschedule. It's the only test holding me back.
Any recommendations on extra study material besides Architect Exam Prep and Ballast? going to look into the Building Construction Illustrated book
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