Hello, I'm testing for PPD next week (and hoping for PDD shortly after if it's a pass) and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations as to what to study in addition to the Amber Book videos this last week or so.
I have covered a lot of materials so far, but took a long time to do so and really what is most recent in my mind is the Amber Book Video information...
Below is a synopsis of my studying thus far:
- - Read Architect's Studio Companion cover to cover & took notes, made flashcards
- - Did all of the Hyperfine assignments and watched relevant videos/ read relevant excepts from recommended texts (like Heating Cooling Lighting, Fundamentals of Building Construction, Building Construction Illustrated, IBC 2015, etc)
- - Read FEMA 454
- - Listened to all of AEP PPD several times (usually while at work)
- Ncarb practice questions for PPD
- Several PPD Black Spectacles Exams
- Got the Amber Book workbook and did the questions WITHOUT videos, using mainly the recommended texts.
- Read many relevant chapters of Fundamentals of Building Construction
- Read most of Building Construction Illustrated, skimming the portions I was already pretty confident in
- PDD Ballast Exam
- PDD Black Spectacles exams
- PDD Designer Hacks
- Went over Karin's notes and Hyperfine a few times
- Did all of the NCARB practice questions for PDD, PPD and relevant 4.0 exams
- I went away on vacation and sort of lost my steam! Ended up doing hardly any studying during this time :(
- Signed up for Amber Book Video subscription late September and started watching those videos Sept 23.
Sept 23- Now
- Have watched all of the Amber Book videos (except the Pro Prac section) and answered the questions in the work book, taking notes within the book.
- NCARB practice questions for PPD
- Black Spectacles PPD practice exam
I plan to review my ASC notes, Amber Book notes & questions, retake the Ballast Practice exam, and rewatch any videos I still feel fuzzy on. Does anyone have suggestions on what resources to return to (or add) this last last week of studying to really hammer down the concepts?
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