If you are good at construction and project management, take PDD first; If you are good at the front-end stuff like programming, schematic design and so on, take PPD first.
Gang Chen, Author, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (GreenExamEducation.com)
I say take PDD first typically. PPD is the most difficult exam, with the lowest pass rate. Passing PA and PDD before it will help you. Most people fail PPD.
Hope this helps!
Rebekka O'Melia, Registered Architect, NCARB, B. Arch, M. Ed, Step UP, Step UP ARE 5.0 Courses
Yes! This helps, tank you! This was actually my instinct although I wouldn’t say I am particularly better at CDs, I think PDD is more straightforward.
I would say PPD and PDD have a lot of overlap so you when studying, you are actually studying for both at the same time. I would take PPD first and then PDD. PDD is a more in depth version of PPD. Taking PPD gives you a good foundation of the information before jumping into the specifics covered in PDD. Checkout my YouTube videos for an explanation of my strategies, study resources, and study calendar for both exams. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw0iZd10fdEYjtl1BykOuGA
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