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  1. NY-Computer-Engineer

    New York Picture ID

    I was trolling the New York State 'Office of the Professionals' Website, hoping to find out why they are sooooo late getting the new PE license numbers assigned, and I found something interesting. Apparently we can request/order (for a $30 fee) an Official New York State picture ID that would identify us in the field as a Professional Engineer http://www.op.nysed.gov/photoid.htm Does anyone have such a ID card? How about in other States? Do they offer that? Does this sound extremely egotistical (of course it does, but as you probably seen in another thread I am planning on buying the PE license plates once I get my number)?
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    California PE Lic. Numbers??

    I am so jealous - n New York there is 'nothing' posted in the online lookup yet - for myself or others that were notified of passing three weeks ago. I am really starting to wonder what is going on.
  3. NY-Computer-Engineer

    Which Pencil to use...

    Oh my gosh - so many decisions to make on this. My sister suggested I put all three pencils in the frame with some story behind each - although I don't know what else I can say about getting someone to send them to me. Also, that lead sticking out or not question did cross my mind as well. They all arrived with the lead inside (or probably broken off). As I've thought through my "framing strategy" I was thinking about using the 'new' one, but could not decide whether to have the lead out or in. I would not like to take away its virginity unnecessarily.
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    California PE Lic. Numbers??

    Every week? I've been checking for my New York number 4 or 5 times a day. I tend to stop after 4:30pm since we are dealing with State workers (I should know because I work for a State agency myself). Every now and then however, I check late at night (for example tonight, it's was nearly 10pm when I checked again), just in case some guy/gal was rushing out the side door 15 or 20 minutes early who forgot to kick-off a batch job (yep, you can say - some really old computers in some departments) and decides to remote in after dinner to avoid catching flack from his (or her) department head. I just hope I get it before the end of June, since that is the cut-off for getting on the stipend list. Since I work for a State utility they give us a nice little 'extree' check in September for having our PE license. That could really help with Holiday shopping this year - without having to sell back one of my weeks vacation.
  5. NY-Computer-Engineer

    Which Pencil to use...

    I hate to admit it, but that thought had crossed my mind
  6. NY-Computer-Engineer

    Which Pencil to use...

    I mentioned in the previous April 2018 pencil thread that my test pencil was 'collected' by the proctor at the conclusion of my April test. However, I was able to get 'Castle Worldwide' to send me a replacement - they actually sent me three of them. Now I am not sure which of the three I should have framed with my NYS wall certificate (whenever they send it to me). One looks like the eraser was heavily used, a second seemed to have an eraser mildly used, and the third does not appear to have been used at all (see picture - pencils top to bottom as described). Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
  7. NY-Computer-Engineer

    Anybody else have a CISSP

    I've has a Certified Information systems Security Professional (CISSP) for 20-years prior to trying to earn my newly minted PE credential - fronted by the organization ISC2 (actually pronounced ISC-squared). I was told by a co-worker (well, he's a Director and I am still a pion Program Manger) that there are very few of us in existence. Does anyone have, or know of someone who has, both of those credentials? I would love to network with them and find out how they are benefitting (or not) by having both.
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    Sorry I was not on this board earlier to share what I was doing in preparation for the computer Engineering Exam. Did you pass? If not, let me know and I will list out everything I did on this thread. Assuming you plan on trying it again that is.
  9. NY-Computer-Engineer

    PE Certificate Frame w/Pencil

    A miracle I scored a pencil today. I sent an Email out to Castle Worldwide (the organization that administrates the PE test in New York, and are going to send me a pencil - no charge. The person I have been exchanging Emails with has only asked that I send her a picture of my framed certificate with the pencil inside the mat.
  10. NY-Computer-Engineer

    Ncees Pencil April 2018

    Thanks so much for the offer. As it turns out I, I contacted Castle Worldwide (the test administrators for New York City, and they are sending me one free of charge. I truly appreciate the offer
  11. NY-Computer-Engineer

    PE Certificate Frame w/Pencil

    I am trying to find a pencil for the April 2018 exam - no luck yet. I am more than willing to buy one from somebody on this discussion board if they have a spare.
  12. NY-Computer-Engineer

    PE Certificate Frame w/Pencil

    The proctor took my April 2018 mechanical pencil back after the test Does anyone know if they can be purchased from NCEES? I suppose I can go on Ebay and take a look there.
  13. NY-Computer-Engineer

    The wait is killing me

    I was thinking that as well. However, since they have eliminated the Software Engineering exam after the October 2018 test (one test I was originally planning on taking), I suspect that the number of people the taking the Computer Engineering test will go up once SE is gone. CE got better numbers before SE was in existence. I switched because I did much better on the CE practice exam than I did on the SE practice exam. I'm fortunate my undergrad degree was mostly CE, even though most of my work experience was in SE.
  14. NY-Computer-Engineer

    The wait is killing me

    Thanks, I just saw those pass rates this evening. Wow, I guess I have to go back to a couple of co-workers and correct them. They told me that the pass rate for the Computer Engineering test was much higher than most of the others. I guess they were looking at the October 2017 rates.
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    April 2018 Pass Rates

    Wow, Somehow I was one of the 12 lucky persons that passed the 'PE Electrical and Computer: Computer Engineering'. I told my wife we need to go to church this Sunday to give thanks.