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  1. Response from my local board: I wanted something more specific than this. I guess I have to take what I can get.
  2. I just sent an email to my local state board to ask for a list of site specific requirements. I hope they respond with something helpful and useful.
  3. Perhaps you should consider the PSP. If you are more focused on project controls and scheduling then that is a more appropriate certification than PMP. I agree with @Fisherman504 that you shouldn't just give up. Try again. What's the harm? A hurt ego? You don't have to tell anyone that you're sitting for it again. If you haven't done so already, consider a review course. I'm taking EET right now and it's helping me. I don't know if I will pass but I'm going to try. I'm prepared to regroup and take it again if that's what it takes. This is a marathon and not a sprint for some of us.
  4. This is such a good question. Glad you asked it. I'll take a clear ruler with me and if I'm not allowed to use it, then I'll just use my ID. Better to be prepared.
  5. PMPs are not required to retake the exam every five years. One must obtain 60 PDUs every three years. That’s it. I’ve had a PMP since 2015 and the only exam I’m studying for is the PE exam.
  6. This topic has gone silent and I'm assuming it's because everybody has their head buried in books or they are sitting in web courses. As a person who is 15 years out of college, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of EET's courses. I'm glad that the instructors have found a way to tap into my dusty memory on a couple of subjects without it feeling too overwhelming. I'm still working so I am in no position to claim victory, but I wanted to at least pop my head up from my TI-36X to say that the on-demand courses are good. I have a couple of breadth course videos left to watch, and I'm starting to wade into the depth pool...OMG I MADE A PUN! LOL (I'm a little loopy - don't mind me).
  7. I'm taking the Civil Breadth and Construction Depth courses and even though the binders include a lot of information, the instructors bring context to it that you can only gain by enrolling and watching the videos/attending class. I recommend that you enroll in the course. It's been invaluable to me.
  8. Doesn't hurt to add it to the library. Thanks a lot!
  9. Wow! Thanks! I have the Steel Manual and I thumbed through the welding section but I haven't covered welding yet in EET so I was unsure if this is an adequate reference. I also have the Construction Depth Sample Exam so I'll look through it and find the question. Really appreciate it!
  10. Did you carry an additional welding reference into the exam? Out of all of the topics, this one seems the most foreign to me. I see that the AISC Steel Construction Manual has a welding section but is it sufficient? I was talking to an older engineer in my office and he has an entire handbook that he's going to let me borrow. Was the Steel Construction Manual enough or did you use another reference?
  11. I'm 100 hours into my studying and I wander between feeling like I'm on target or ahead of schedule and feeling completely hopeless. I think the latter is just a side effect of overall exhaustion. I really push it at night when the house is quiet and everyone is asleep. Gotta stay positive!
  12. Solid advice. I'm following this advice now and I'm ahead of schedule. It helps because life keeps getting in the way. Also, when I hit a snag with a particular subject, I'm not panicking to rush through it. I can take a little extra time to watch that part of the video again to truly understand the concept.
  13. I'm in the middle of studying this now and I think I can give some sort of input to your first question. Rankine Active Pressure Coefficient, Ka=(1-sin (angle of internal friction))/(1+sin (angle of internal friction)) total stress = Ka*moist unit weight*height from ground surface to point of interest moist unit weight= [(degree of saturation*void ratio+specific gravity)* unit weight of water]/(1 + void ratio) water content = (degree of saturation*void ratio)/specific gravity This looks so much better with the actual symbols but this is the connection that stood out to me. ETA: So it seems that the pressure exerted by the water is part of the stress put on the soil particles which adds to the overall active pressure on a particular barrier like a retaining wall or on some other object.
  14. Spending my holiday weekend studying for 6-9 hours a day. I'm drawing out flow charts for soil classification and drawing them (and re-drawing one of them after finding flaws) in ink. I went back to study Project Planning and Estimating and saw that I had a lot of hand written notes in pencil. I'll go over my notes with a highlighter next week and I'm going to photocopy my practice problems. It's not as bad as I thought but it's extensive enough and thankfully I asked the question and I'm catching it early. Thanks for the input everyone! Hopefully this will help someone else.
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