THIRD TRY IS THE CHARM!!! Passed CDS

Building Section Vignette and Multiple Choice

THIRD TRY IS THE CHARM!!! Passed CDS

Postby gmane16 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:17 pm

I finally passed CDS on my 3rd try. I studied drastically different than the first two times. I read two Kaplan chapters per day M-F and did the quizzes. Each day I would retake the quizzes from the previous chapters without reading those chapters again. For example, Mon- Chapter 5-6, once I finish reading I take the quizzes for chapters 1-6 again, reinforcing principles.

Sat and Sun were 3-4 hour sessions. Often the Schiff-Harden lectures or YouTube questions from Black spectacles. I studied for 5 weeks total. I took the exam the other two times in 2015, so I didn't retain much.

Materials i studied....

Kaplan (took all the quizzes and the test twice. Once in the beginning and again at the end.
Ballast read the CDS chapter and Fire/Code chapter. (Took the test 3 times)
Rich's Notes (turned those into flash cards using Study Blue app)
Jenny's Notes (turned those into flash cards using Study Blue)
Spent the 5th week just getting familiar with the vignette software. Took me 20 minutes on the exam day to complete it.
Nalsa flash cards


Best of luck!!!

On to PPP before transitioning to 5.0.
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