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Superbiker PE

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  1. After 6 months of waiting, my state certificate finally showed up. Apparently there were printing issues with the wall certs.
  2. I can't speak for the April exam since I thankfully passed the October exam, but, I thought the morning session for Oct '14 was much more difficult than the afternoon. I used every minute of the morning session just to complete the 40 questions. I had approximately 45 minutes to check my answers in the afternoon. I think it has more to do with ones specific area of expertise and luck of the draw in when those questions are asked.
  3. Thanks Ship Wreck PE. I'll give that a try.
  4. Thanks! Same to you. Thanks. But I passed last time around. Oops. I thought everyone who passed had 'PE' in their username. Looked that way in some other threads I was reading. Depending..not everyone like to boast their PE LOL I don't think it's because we're boasting about passing the PE (at least I'm not and either way passing is something to be proud of). EB-wise it makes sense to have PE on your user name so new members seeking advice can easily see if you've taken and passed the exam. It's an easy way to verify that you've been there/done that and are giving information based on experience. Off topic, but has anyone else had trouble changing their display name? After the results of the October exam, I've tried adding PE to the end of my current display name, but it always tells me the name is currently taken. If I search the member list, I don't see it listed. Oh well, maybe I'm better at test taking than I am at forum profile navigation
  5. Just as a preface, I have been out of school since '95, passed the EIT my senior year. I started in the power industry about 6 yrs ago, after a career change. I had mostly automation and controls experience up until then. I needed a well rounded, self paced review course to get into the groove of the many topics covered in the Power exam. I can only speak for the GaTech review course. I took the online course and was lucky enough to pass this exam on my first attempt. The course isn't cheap and requires a lot of time away from your family, which in my case is a loving wife, a 9 yr old son and a 7 yr old daughter. My biggest fear was failing after they had sacraficed so much time to allow me to study. Many long nights after work and many missed ball games/school plays. I can say that at least 4 of the questions were covered almost verbatim in the GT course material. I also had the PPI manuals and found them very useful on a few questions as well, but did not take the class. I had my doubts for the last 8 weeks that I had done enough, but I wouldn't trade the feeling of seeing the word "Pass" on the NCEES website for many things, aside from my family. Keep up the good fight and don't give up.
  6. Passed Power PE according to NCEES, but PCS site still shows "results received"?
  7. I passed, I passed, I passed. Power Virginia Thanks to all in this board that helped. The knowledge gained here was truly the only way I succeeded.
  8. 1st time test taker, but glad I'm not the only one that thought the AM was tougher then the PM. 5-6 AM questions that none of my material prepped me for. The 70E was definitely required. After the AM, I was already checking to see when the next test would be offered. PM portion was either easier, or I did a good job coming up with the correct "wrong" answer, because almost all of my answers were listed as options in the multiple choice. 2 PM questions I had no clue, and it wouldn't have mattered if I had another 4 hrs to try. Maybe they'll grade in a curve. Lol
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