Took PA yesterday evening and what was supposed to be a 3 hr exam lasted for a lot longer. I was met with multiple exam crashes despite a proproctor help staff remotely checked my computer and gave me a green to go for the exam.
Multiple crashes itself is the technical issue the software has and over that, the protocols of security checks over and over again made the whole process overwhelming.
White board was quite Okay to use.
From a 95 questions exam to now 75 questions. Thank you Ncarb!
Questions required a lot of reading to fetch out the critical info and get to the answer.
However, I finished with 10 min remaining. I rushed through the exam for the fear of crashing again and again. Especially when I was on the last case study I didn't want to take another chance, so I finished the case study and hit the 'end exam' button. It's the first time ever that I got some time to review and I decided to not use it.
On a lighter note, I got to learn about my own speed and the ability to focus despite the rough ride. I am Impressed:)
I will most likely not opt for an online proctor option for the remaining exams.
I invested in-
Ballast- Read Chapters 7-11 from PA Division & 12-15 from PPD Division.
BS- listened at 1.5x First to get an overview and later again after reading and going through other materials. This helped me bridge connections between information and concretize the concepts
Site Planning and Handbook- read and underlined, re-read & took notes
Hyperfine PA assignments- This really trains to use IBC, something I dreaded to use, but after the assignments I am comfortable with IBC now. Thank you Ben!
EricWalker Exam- I didn't finish it completely.
These were free
IBC-read Chapters 3 & 6, looked through 4, 5 & 10
Ncarb Demo Exam
This PA Community taught a lot. Learned from a lot of posts and comments. Thank You all here!
Issued form the local library
Building Codes Illustrated 2009
A stay at home mom. Now, prepping and getting ready to start the next phase of life!:)
Also, Waiting for the result.
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