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    Mitulkumar Patel

    lookup ARE BOOT CAMP

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    YaVaughn Harlston

    Sign up YA ARE bootcamp. It has helped me get over my failing streak and get down to my last exam. It was the best decision I did for myself. I have been struggling to get done with this ARE journey and I must say without joining I wouldn't have gotten far with these last 3 exams. Also, there are a lot of knowledgeable people in YA ARE bootcamp and they are very helpful as well.

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    Sharon Harvey

    Hi Mitulkumar. I dont think anyone who has been through the process of studying and taking all the exams could do a better job than what Michael Riscica has set up with the Bootcamp. Just reading the NCARB texts and doing the associated practice quizzes is not enough. In order to pass, you need to understand the concepts. The fastest and best way to do that is to cross reference your material, take quizzes with other students and talk about the answers. Being able to relate topics and have a discussion isnt something easily done by a single mentor.

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    Zakiya Lynn Wiggins

    The Young Architect ARE Bootcamp is the best investment you can make in a coaching program!

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    Sarah Vinyets (Edited )

    Hi! You will be doing yourself a favor by joining Michael Riscica’s ARE bootcamp. Search “Young Architect.” It will, as you say “speed up” the process of your path to licensure because it will save you many failures.

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    Emeline Gabbour

    The Young Architect Bootcamp. Not sure what do you mean by speeding up the process, but the bootcamp is not about speed it’s about quality of studying and becoming a better professional by implementing good habits, talking to the right people and having an excellent support system.

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    Julie Foley

    Hi Pedro,

    Can you define "as quickly as possible" please? There are a few programs out there that boast 'six exams in six weeks'. Well, unless you have ZERO other obligations, have a solid ten years experience under your belt in a variety of positions and all of the recommended study resources right now, I do not recommend those approaches. Frankly, you need to THOROUGHLY understand, apply, evaluate all of the objectives listed in the NCARB handbook for each exam. This is not something where you memorize a bunch of equations and definitions to get an answer. There is a worthwhile program that helps one learn the exam objectives and how to apply, evaluate and understand the topics. I highly recommend the Young Architect Bootcamp. Start with the Pro Practice camp if you haven't passed any exams. This camp will establish a strong foundation and help you tackle Practice Management, Project Management and Construction and Evaluation exams. After that, you're all set to continue with the exams. Good luck on your journey!

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    Francia Flores

    I would have to agree with the recommendations to do Young Architect’s ARE Bootcamp. I did it twice. The first time to get thru CDS/SPD when I kept failing under the 4.0 old system. Michael taught me studying skills that I honestly had lost after grad school. Then, when the new 5.0 systems started I passed PJM, PCM and PA on my first attempt. He gave me access to the online lectures on these and I don’t think I would’ve done so without his guidance and recommendations. I remember he even called me one time when I felt so defeated after not having passed CDS. He recommended Law For Architects to reinforce my understanding of contracts. Later, I joined his PPD/PDD bootcamp to study with others and become more confident in the subjects. I can not recommend Michael enough. What he has done for this profession is gives us perspective that we CAN be better architects by studying the subjects with enthusiasm and passion. I would forever be grateful. His team is also the best people ever. Save yourself the hassle of hiring other “studying” boot camps that are too expensive or don’t walk your thru the immense amount of books. Michael knows all the books that you need to study plus supplements others to make you really understand the material.

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    Muna Shahrori

    Hi Pedro,
    The best investment you can do is to join Young Architect bootcamp... it is the best.
    I started boot camp with the pro practice exams camp and then continued as alumni for the rest of Exams. Just finished all my exams two weeks ago.
    I still wished I knew about bootcamp earlier.
    I don’t know about what as fast as possible means to you. But I finished all exams in 2 1/2 year which I think is pretty good, taking into consideration English is my second language and I have four kids.
    Michael has great syllabus where you are always encouraged to deeply understand all concepts not only to pass the exam but to be a better Architect too.

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    Kathleen Klein

    Look up Michael Riscica Young Architect Boot Camp. Money and time well spent

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    Marion Bledsoe

    This final step in becoming an Architect is important. To shortcut this process is to short-shift yourself. Furthermore, it is not an effective exam preparation strategy.

    If, on the other hand, you wish to expediently focus on the critical content, and not waste time and resources on “get passed fast “ schemes, then Young Architect Bootcamp can help with that.

    You will find, also, through Bootcamp, a couple of dozen ‘coaches’. These are you peers who are going through the same game that you are, and with their own set of life challenges. Best coaches of all. You learn together. Best direct path to success.

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    Gerald Forsburg (Edited )

    I've been skeptical of anything, especially online "coaching" ventures, other than NCARB's "approved test provider programs". 

    Personally speaking, I find Michael Erman and Amber Book, to be highly professional, thorough and the best value for the money. (I am NOT an affiliate and receive no monies for stating this.) Erman is a professor at Virginia Tech, and an amazingly well-versed teacher who is in this to teach, rather than "coach" or garner a huge following. Besides getting access to a ton of professional and proprietary videos, you get a physical book and digital flashcards. Erman does caution that failing an exam is part of the process, and backs this with facts and figures, but he is about helping you succeed rather than instilling fear to keep you buying into coaching sessions.  

    I've found other programs to be overly-priced, unprofessional, and merely using the work of others for self-promotion and gain.

    Buyer beware!

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    Marion Bledsoe

    I also wholeheartedly endorse Michael Ermann and the Amber book as a very valuable resource. I believe most people, depending on background, will need to augment that with other material on topics such as structures. Covering the same topics from different perspectives, for me, is the most effective.

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    Olga Whitmoyer

    Take Mike Riscica Bootcamp. Yes, it’s not cheap, but failing ARE is way more expensive. I took his ProPractice and Technical Bootcamp. Best money spent. If you value your time just sign up for his August Bootcamp.

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    Julie Foley

    Pedro,

    One other thought....here in the States NCARB is pretty darn picky about someone who is unlicensed calling themselves an architect. Even in this post, I would be careful. Remove that word from your vocabulary unless you are referring to an individual that is licensed. 

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