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#1 AMiller

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:18 PM

So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller

Have you already acquired the blue NCEES sample questions book. The 8 AM transportation questions that come with it are very in line with the morning syllabus and are cake compared to some of the CERM problems.

#3 AMiller

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 05:50 PM

QUOTE (Jacob @ Aug 21 2011, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 11:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller

Have you already acquired the blue NCEES sample questions book. The 8 AM transportation questions that come with it are very in line with the morning syllabus and are cake compared to some of the CERM problems.


I have it but have not cracked it open yet. I am working on "preparing" using the PEReview.net program and was going to do the NCEES exam the first week in October to figure out what I need to make the last minute push on. Thanks for the input.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:59 PM

I recommend the Transportation 6-minute solutions book and the NCEES sample problems book. Six-minute solutions is a little harder than the exam problems and the NCEES problems are very similar in difficulty to the exam problems. For the AM Trans., I believe all the problems deal with geometric design (horizontal/vertical alignment, sight distance, vertical/horizontal clearances, and acceleration/deceleration) so that's where your focus should be.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller



There is no reason to wonder what kind of transportation questions they put on the AM PE Exam. It's clearly spelled out on the NCEES syllabus. As you'll see, it's mostly geometric design problems (horizontal curves, vertical curves, etc.). The CERM covers these topics just fine. Good luck.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 02:15 AM

QUOTE (ptatohed @ Aug 22 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller



There is no reason to wonder what kind of transportation questions they put on the AM PE Exam. It's clearly spelled out on the NCEES syllabus. As you'll see, it's mostly geometric design problems (horizontal curves, vertical curves, etc.). The CERM covers these topics just fine. Good luck.



Use the 6 minutes problems, the pereview.net (i thought that was good), then tab your CERM for the areas that you cover with the sample problems.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (kstatenupe @ Aug 26 2011, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ptatohed @ Aug 22 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller



There is no reason to wonder what kind of transportation questions they put on the AM PE Exam. It's clearly spelled out on the NCEES syllabus. As you'll see, it's mostly geometric design problems (horizontal curves, vertical curves, etc.). The CERM covers these topics just fine. Good luck.



Use the 6 minutes problems, the pereview.net (i thought that was good), then tab your CERM for the areas that you cover with the sample problems.


I respectfully disagree. He is taking the Structural PM. He only wants help with the Transpo AM questions. The Transpo 6 Min Sol's is meant to primarily target the Transpo PM questions.

#8 Jacob_PE

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:51 PM

Of the 20 breadth sample problems in the 6 min sol. book, 5 are worthless traffic analysis questions no longer part of the morning exam. The remaining 15 cover construction & horizontal/vertical curves. A couple of the 15 referenced material not in the CERM, from what I could tell. So that leaves about 13 great problems. Whether or not those are worth the price of the book is debatable.

#9 Ambrug20

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE (ptatohed @ Aug 27 2011, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (kstatenupe @ Aug 26 2011, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (ptatohed @ Aug 22 2011, 04:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (AMiller @ Aug 21 2011, 09:18 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far in my review and practice exams the CERM has not given me much confidence to answer the transportation questions. I am taking the Structural PM portion so I am wondering, in general, is there a type of question the like to put on the PE and if I had to get one reference for the AM questions, what would you recommend? Thank you.

-Andrew Miller



There is no reason to wonder what kind of transportation questions they put on the AM PE Exam. It's clearly spelled out on the NCEES syllabus. As you'll see, it's mostly geometric design problems (horizontal curves, vertical curves, etc.). The CERM covers these topics just fine. Good luck.



Use the 6 minutes problems, the pereview.net (i thought that was good), then tab your CERM for the areas that you cover with the sample problems.


I respectfully disagree. He is taking the Structural PM. He only wants help with the Transpo AM questions. The Transpo 6 Min Sol's is meant to primarily target the Transpo PM questions.


6-min-solutions covers both AM and PM sessions and they are very good, easy to understand and follow.

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:18 AM

You guys are right, the 6 min sol's do have AM problems, I just don't agree with the advice to tell someone who is taking the Structural depth to buy the Transpo depth 6 minute solutions book. I took the Transpo Depth and bought the Transpo depth 6 minute solutions book (the problems took me way more than 6 minutes by the way) but I did not even consider buying the other depth module 6 min books (each $50+). The type of Transpo problems on the AM exam (please see the NCEES syllabus) can easily be found covered in CERM (hor curves, vert curves, sight distance, super el, etc.). Heck, most of the needed formulas for these topics can be found for free from various agencies. His question asked which reference he should use for the Transpo AM questions. In my opinion, the answer to that is CERM, not the Transpo 6 min sol's.

#11 Ambrug20

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Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (ptatohed @ Aug 28 2011, 07:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You guys are right, the 6 min sol's do have AM problems, I just don't agree with the advice to tell someone who is taking the Structural depth to buy the Transpo depth 6 minute solutions book. I took the Transpo Depth and bought the Transpo depth 6 minute solutions book (the problems took me way more than 6 minutes by the way) but I did not even consider buying the other depth module 6 min books (each $50+). The type of Transpo problems on the AM exam (please see the NCEES syllabus) can easily be found covered in CERM (hor curves, vert curves, sight distance, super el, etc.). Heck, most of the needed formulas for these topics can be found for free from various agencies. His question asked which reference he should use for the Transpo AM questions. In my opinion, the answer to that is CERM, not the Transpo 6 min sol's.



I agree, no reason to buy a Trasp. book if you take Structural.




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