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  2. matt267 PE

    Home brew Beer

    I think over carbonation is a concern. I guess I could figure out how much sugar is in the lemonade mix and adjust the priming sugar accordingly.
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  4. Szar

    Failed PE Power

    Alright, go on...
  5. Szar

    Failed PE Power

    Im still very curious... what type licence requires you to take the PE but is not for a PE?
  6. mnguy88

    PE Structures April 2018 Failing scores

    45 with 28/17 😭🤮😩
  7. jab2508

    Review Course

    Hello Vette388 Keep your head up. If its any consolation, I passed, but on my 3rd attempt. I took the SOPE course first attempt, last April. Overall, decent course, it definitely helped. For me, the biggest difference was understanding what the question is asking. My first 2 tries, I was solving problems, but not truly understanding the concept. I wish you the best of luck, and hope you find a method that works for you.
  8. jab2508

    Washington D.C. Results!

    Finally passed power!! 3rd attempt, no less. Keep at it, the hard work pays off.
  9. Guest

    Failed PE Power

    Passed with no EE background (personal reasons for taking test). I used Graffeo and did Zach's electricalpereview (used Zach's formulas as a bible during PE). Also bought the PPI book but it tended to be too complicated/big to be useful for me during exam. Probably spent 150 hours on electricalpereview.com alone and felt it was where I made the best gains (the PPI book and Graffeo didn't dumb it down enough for me to start).
  10. sayed

    Failed PE Power

    not fun, took it because i needed it for another license in my state. not PE i think NCEES analyzes and weighs it differently. why else would their scoring be so secretive? i mean they don't even release scores for people who passed. i'm sure if they have one person pass at 51 and another fail at 53 test takers would have an issue with it. that's why they keep passing scores under wraps
  11. SuperKK

    Upset with my ex-boss after I passed my PE

    Thanks.I need to wait for additional three month to get PE licence. I am only working for 3 year and 9 months
  12. xuechaow

    EE Power PE Materials for sale

    I have PE materials of EE Power to sell. $140 total OBO including shipping. The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing The Power PE Exam --- Purchased brand new from Amazon, no markup. PE practice exam --- 2018 April version, no markup Power System Analysis --- some markup Also have electric drives (second edition) for free. If you are interested, please message me. Thank you!
  13. I passed the Civil - WR&E test my first go around - I've gotta say I agree with a couple of the others that doing well on the AM is crucial to passing the test. On the NCEES practice exam, I scored 69/80 overall, so I felt pretty confident going in. The AM test was very similar to the practice test that I took, I was feeling great at the lunch break. The PM exam was much more difficult than expected, there were probably around 10 problems on material that I've never encountered before; it was much more challenging than the practice exam. So I'm pretty sure the AM portion saved me.
  14. Kalika PE

    Pe 2018

    I've only heard of one person (former colleague) who requested a manual review of which his result was changed to a pass. This was some time ago and was based on him telling the story. I can't say if it was the truth but I can't see why he would lie about it. Good luck and don't give up. You will get there!
  15. I totally disagree with the suggestion to completely read CERM. That would waste a lot of time reading the in-depth stuff on other topics. I would recommend to prepare according to the topics listed in the exam specifications.
  16. Jessica

    Pe 2018

    Thanks for your help
  17. Hemi79

    Upset with my ex-boss after I passed my PE

    shes just a stupid person. don't mind her. Congrats!! Its awesome that you passed!
  18. Bwilton

    Most helpful enviro PE review course?

    School of PE “on demand” was good enough for me. I didn’t watch all the videos but printed all notes/problems/support & organized into binders. They had a TOC @ the start of many (not all) problem/practice/quiz subsections but I indexed additional problems from the latest practice exam & some more of their stuff that I thought I’d want to reference. Taking the CBT version once required with just the 200 page supplement that’s currently available seems daunting. I found 2 answers in books I’d brought “just in case”, used my dictionary a few times (grabbed it morning of), & caught a couple of errors I’d made in the afternoon when I had more time. I thought morning was tougher and/or I didn’t manage time as well. I looked @ using the ASCE material but it didn’t appear to flange up with NCEES Environmental test blueprint as close as I was hoping. Good luck! Can you tell what the cut score was from your results?
  19. blybrook PE

    Alaska results out

    Only thing you didn't mention are the volcanos. We have just about every type of natural disaster your can design for somewhere in the state. We also have nearly every soil / rock type and weather condition imaginable. If anyone wants to truly visit, be sure to take the ferry and then drive the main road to the oil fields and back. You'll really experience the differing conditions.
  20. blybrook PE

    Alaska results out

    Since she's not on here screaming that she passed, she's let me know what I can update this thread that she did not pass this attempt. She didn't do worse than last time thankfully. She got the exact same score as her first attempt. Now we figure out when she's going to try again. Not likely going to be in October due to summer activities... Maybe she'll keep us posted!
  21. MechanicalApril17

    CALIFORNIA IS OUT !!!!

    Gotcha! I didn't know about the de-coupling so applied, paid fees and got approval of the CA board prior to registering for the exam on NCEES.
  22. jshar17

    Review Course

    I agree with all of the above, although I would not recommend the Georgia Tech class. I found it mostly useless except for the NEC section, I regretted wasting time with it for sure. I would highly recommend Zach's Electrical PE Review (www.electricalpereview.com). The whole course is built off of the NCEES PE exam syllabus with each section containing a 5-15 min video working and explaining a problem. It also includes an awesome live class that's interactive and not some guy reading off slides for 3 hours. I will say however that his code section is a bit weak, and doesn't really get you where you need to be as far as sizing equipment, and doing voltage drops. Tom Henry's index was totally clutch too. I feel like I got the answers to all but one question with this index. I would recommend the FE handbook too, it has tables that I found very useful--probably because it is from NCEES. In my opinion there were problems on this exam that no amount of practice exams would've prepared you for, not even the NCEES practice exam. The theory and practice provided in the course gave me confidence during and after the exam.
  23. JesColorado

    Colorado

    See the “Colorado” topic under the “October 2017” forum:
  24. pjavery

    CALIFORNIA IS OUT !!!!

    Yeah - I just registered for the exam directly, no application. Most of us are probably in that boat. The process got decoupled last December, so I figured I'd save myself the app fee in case I didn't pass.
  25. JesColorado

    Colorado

    Yes it’s for real. I had my license number the same day I found out I passed. Doesn’t mean it’ll happen this time around. But it’s the truth.
  26. This is my 2nd attempt and i passed with 120ish hrs of studying. I got a 52/80 the first time with 50+ hr of studying. I didn't take a review course this time but last time i took a group one roughly $100 through asce that provided videos and slides for morning and afternoon. The class really helped with the morning portion and provided a concise location for equations. I focused too much time on the morning on my first attempt. This time I re-reviewed the morning (watched videos again ). However this time for the afternoon I read through the entire structural portion of the CERM. This was the most helpful. In regards to codes, i just tabbed as best as i could all the codes that i brought in qhich made it easier to find stuff. I also borrowed a copy of the SERM which helped a bit.
  27. I passed in October of 2017 on my first attempt. I have my degree in Mechanical Engineering and took the Civil transportation. I only had a year of experience in any civil engineering work before the exam. My strategy was literally just read the CERM completely and reading other books (ie Green book, MUTCD) as well as the high way manual and the roadside design guide completely. I didn't do any practice exams or problems until maybe 2 weeks from the exam. I did however, tab those references VERY well. I truly believe the key to passing is knowing how to find information quickly and knowing how to "engineer" your way through a problem. I personally would not want to pay 1500 or so for a class but that is me.
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