Two days ago I passed my PDD in one go! 🎉 (using ProMetric's remote ProProctor). It feels amazing. 😊 Now, all I have ahead of me is the PPD beast (third attempt, resolutely my last) and I feel compelled to share my success strategy and resources here since this resource has been so instrumental in my earlier successes with all divisions past. 🙏
I'll be brief...
- AmberBook my Michael Ermann - As a visual learner myself, his courses are a must. Very thorough and they'll make you a better architect, hand down.
- ARE Questions by Elif Bayram - Her quiz questions felt slightly more difficult than you'd find on the exams which is exactly what a candidate needs to nail the real thing.
- the Mehta book (a.k.a.: Building Construction Principles, materials, and systems by Mehta, Scarborough & Armpriest) Well-written and good for understanding the concepts and the details. The writing is less dry than Olin's or MEEB. I'm likely to buy my own hard copy of this one this year.
- MEEB Diagrams: Be sure to read the sections you're weak on. Perhaps electrical and plumbing specifics.
- ANKI Flashcards: If you know, you know. Anki is a DIY Flashcard software that uses smart algorythms to quiz you.
- Study hard, be dilligent, and give yourself the day OFF from studying the day before the exam. So far, this difficult-to-do yet relieving exercise has been quite effective.
👉 PPD, I'm coming for you.🥊
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