Hello ARE Community.
I passed (preliminary pass) CE today so am posting notes and comments for your use.
I now have only 1 test left (PDD), and hopefully will take that in a month.
Comments on the test & my prep: I studied for 1 month about 2 hours per day and did Amber and Kaplan prep tests. I got in the mid to high 70's on the prep tests. As far as the exam, there were a number of questions on basic envelop waterproofing and foundation work, as other people have mentioned. Most of the test focused on A201 and B101 details. And the wording on many questions was terrible in the ARE way - seemingly purposefully verbose and obfuscating the issue. I wound up having 1 minute left, so I would suggest carefully pacing yourself; many of the questions are quite long and took me two reads to understand.
Here is the link to the notes I developed:
All in all, this test is not particularly hard in my opinion, but it is very picky about wording and seems to be purposefully tricky. So be careful to read the questions and answers very carefully.
Thank you to this ARE community for all the various posts and discussions. It is very helpful and positive.
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