PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby Raja » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:11 pm

My last dance of 13 years with NCARB, thank goodness.

I didn't have much study time for this 2nd go, and felt burnt out. I'd already read all the NCARB suggested materials and a lot of supplemental books/videos prior, and could not get myself to do them again. So I focused on:

- Ballast 4.0 BS, BDCS, SPD questions and quizzes only
- Archiflash 4.0 BS, BDCS, SS (especially SS) kept these in the bathroom and kitchen and read a few cards every time I went into the room
- 2015 IBC free online on my phone, when I wanted to stare at social media I did this instead, good practice for dealing with unwieldly user interface to quickly find code info
- BCI (codes and construction versions 2015) flipped through when I needed refresher/reminder, Ching is a gem
- Marty Huie videos online (fire wall, egress stairs/doors etc)
- online/book research of any topics I felt unsure of in Ballast questions

This forum has been a lifesaver, thanks Coach and all the other candidates. NCARB community board is very helpful but I still prefer this one. Someone else on here mentioned the flash cards and for me they have actually been the best study guide besides the NCARB sanctioned stuff. I don't know if there's a 5.0 version but I'm so glad I had those old cards.

Remember to press the Break button! Read the questions slowly enough to filter out the extraneous info.

See you on the California Supplemental forum. Good luck everyone!
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Re: PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby greek22 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:15 pm

Congratulations!! I'm taking this one tomorrow for a second attempt and I'm quite nervous. I've hit every aspect you mentioned that you focused on so I'm hoping for some good news as well. Fingers crossed!!
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Re: PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby Raja » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:05 pm

greek22 wrote:Congratulations!! I'm taking this one tomorrow for a second attempt and I'm quite nervous. I've hit every aspect you mentioned that you focused on so I'm hoping for some good news as well. Fingers crossed!!



Excellent!! Listen @greek22, you got that fail out of the way and now it’s your time. Go get it.
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Re: PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby greek22 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:14 pm

Thank you Raja. Unfortunately I failed again. I did worse the second time around than the first time around. I'm pretty bummed out and not sure what to do next.
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Re: PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby Raja » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:21 pm

Hey greek22 I'm so sorry to hear that, how frustrating. Can you switch to a different exam and give it some space before you re-take or is this the last one?
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Re: PPD 2nd try-- Pass and done.

Postby greek22 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:17 pm

I have PPD & PDD left - I'm not sure if I should move onto PDD before completing PPD. What are your thoughts?
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