# Kirsten Cowan

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• Kirsten Cowan commented,

I know this is too late for the OP, but there is a tiny Find box in the lower left corner of the relevant window when reviewing the Case Study resources on the actual exams - it works. Just look fo...

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

I'll chime in and say I did much the same thing as Michael. I was about to start a new job so crammed CE in 5 days after PJM, after realizing that both exams focused heavily on contracts. If you ti...

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### PJM followed CE - 5 days of cramming for CE worked for me

Hi all, I know this was discussed in another post, where someone said they left extra time before taking CE. My take is a little different: since there is so much content about contracts in CE, an...

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Thanks to you both for your answers Kurt and Michelle- this definitely help explain the underlying logic.

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Hah - of course I was missing something. Thanks for this, and for monitoring these forums.

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Hi- I have a question about the same practice item. We're given 3 labels to choose from (Alternate, Allowance, and Unit Price) and the instructions say, "Not all labels will be used." Based on that...

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Hi Kurt, my question relates to the screenshot shown here from the ARE 5.0 Test Prep Video Series, for PjM. As to the math: I understand how it's calculated below as 110% of construction cost and h...

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Hi Kurt, thanks for your comment. Yes, they are two different types of calculations but it occurred to me that maybe the basic premise - how do you make sure a certain % of profit is achieved, whet...

• Kirsten Cowan created a post,

### PjM Calculations - question for NCARB?

Hello- I think this might be a question for an NCARB moderator. It has to do with adding percentage markups for profit. For example in the PjM slide show practice question # 9, we have to add 10% c...

• Kirsten Cowan commented,

Hmm, I know, I had the same concern. And it's not alleviated by feeling that some of the questions actually tested outside the ARE PcM Objectives. (In my opinion, anyway.) But since you can't predi...