Passed all 5 Exams in a row - Failed PJM 3 times!

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    Christina Fu

    Wow, how did you pass 5 exams in 2 months!?!? What is your tip and method on achieving that?

    I am taking my PjM exam this week.  I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Christina Fu

    I got my provisional pass this morning.  You have to know the A201 and B101 like the back of your hands, and be very clear on the deliverables in each design phase and know what the basic services and the additional services are.  

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    Hi Christopher,

    I have a course for PjM/PcM.  Can you email your score report? Baffled why you'd have trouble with PjM out of the 6 exams.  Why would you have to wait 7 months to retake it?  You can retake in 2 months...

    You can message me through link below. 

    Rebekka O'Melia, B.Arch, M. Ed, Registered Architect, NCARB, Step UP ARE 5.0

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    Christopher Sotire

    Rebekka here is my fail report. I have to wait 7 months because I failed it 3 times now, and have to wait an entire 12 months to retake from the first time I took PJM. Worst part is - I cant even schedule the retake because they are switching in person test providers so it directs me to prometric site but nothing available.

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    Rebekka O'Melia

    I thought you only had to wait 2 months to retake an exam (?).  You came really close to passing.  If area 3 was less % of the exam you would have passed.

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    Stephen Mullins

    Christopher, 

    AIA has a YouTube Channel with video lectures that go into depth about their contract documents. I've been watching these to study as well.

    https://www.youtube.com/c/AIAContractDocuments/videos

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    Matthew Bowers

    I second Stephen's suggestion. The AIA Contract Documents YouTube channel is an excellent asset. CSI also has a channel with some useful content for PjM.

    Also, with the Hanahan lectures, if you're listening to the same 'version' of his lectures every time, change it up and listen to lectures from a different year. It helps break up the monotony. I'm aware of at least 2011, 2017, & 2021 being available. Just be aware that the 2011 lectures will be referencing the 2007 contracts, and a handful of provisions were added/modified for 2017 (in addition to the digital data/BIM and sustainable projects exhibits being new).

    It'll serve you well to also have read both exhibits I mentioned, A101, A133, A305, A701, C401 (especially), and the G-series documents (to a lesser degree).

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    Maimouna Sow

    Wow this is scary, I have failed the PjM once, I'm about to start studying it again. the first time i took it i didnt read AHPP, i just followed PPI. I thought that's where i messed up. But if you read all the required reading for Pjm in the handbook and still failed then that's kinda scary.

    My score card is basically opposite yours, I failed it all except for the contracts.

    I 've been using Pluralsight for contracts. You could listen to the contract videos on his three ProPractice Courses, PcM, PjM and CE. 

    I downloaded the Contracts and followed along. You should keep in mind that the Pluralsight PjM course is using 2007 contracts, not 2017 contracts. So you might want to look at the AIA's document on changes.

    AIA also has YouTube videos on contracts. Not as high-level of an explanation as Michael Hanahan, but if you listen to a lot of them you could still understand it. 

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    Kevin Griendling

    Hello Maimouna,

    Could you please clarify if this was the case for your experience throughout the whole course or just certain sections? I did a 2017 contract and code reference update across all courses in January of 2021. The experience should be fully updated at the moment.

    I just double checked the live courses on the site just now and it show as updated live on the website. Please clarify when and where you saw 2017 references or sections and I will have it corrected promptly.

    You may email me directly if you wish. kg@intersectartsstudio.com

     

    All the best,

     

    Kevin Griendling, AIA NCARB

    https://xq.intersectartsstudio.com/ 

    https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/kevin-griendling 

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