Planning on taking PA...is this the correct order for testing?

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    David Kaplan

    Adam,

    I took those three tests in the order of PA, PPD, and PDD.  The reason I did so is because those three tests are arranged in the chronological order of a typical architectural project.  PA deals with the up-front services that we provide when we are initially contacted by an Owner for a project and have to do things like code review, zoning review, conceptual building planning, surveys, site selection, etc.  PPD takes it through to the DD level of drawing completion.  The PDD takes you to the CD level of drawing completion.  So for my studying, I found it easier to start at the beginning and end at the end!  

    I also found that my studying for PA paid off greatly when taking PPD, and my studying for PPD paid off greatly for PDD.

    Now I would offer to you this - if you feel that you're real, real strong mainly in construction documents, detailing, wall sections, things like that, and perhaps not so much on the other parts - you may want to consider doing PDD first.  Several on here have recommended playing more to your strengths when making this determination.  For me personally, I have lots of experience of running full projects from start to finish, so this order made sense to me.

    Hope that helps.

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    Adam D'Elia

    David

    Thank you for confirming, this was the feedback I was looking for.  I should have stated I understood the logic in the test but the info you provided that they actually do build on each other  (and not "sorta build on each other and skip around") is helpful concise insight.

    Thank you...best of luck!

     

     

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    Corey Buchholz

    Thank you as well for that I was figuring they built on each other like pjm pcm and ce do. This info if very helpful!

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