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  1. I just passed the power PE in NYS and I have been checking everyday as well. I didn't understand what it means that the applications have to undergo a "status review". On the application they ask all of the pertinent questions such as education, experience, etc. So, my understanding was that if you can sit for the exam and pass then you're pretty much good to go. As others have said, I guess it takes time to input the information into the database to issue licenses. I remember when I passed my FE it took about 4-5 weeks to get my certificate in the mail. Could be the same amount of time for the actual license. We'll see. Until then I'll just keep the refreshing the site daily just in case but I expect the wait to be no less than 4 weeks.
  2. Go where I am from. Most people end up working at civil servant jobs. It's decent money but it's demanding work physically. Eventually that will catch up to you and you can't put a price on your physical and mental health. Also, I consider this profession to be quite fulfilling and dignified. Do you really want to work in a career where all you do is move things all day? Pay is only a small portion of a career.
  3. I don't think it was my study process that was the problem. It was the fact that I didn't take the exam correctly the first time. My movements throughout the first exam seemed directionless. In hindsight, I should have been a bit more tactful with the way I approached each question. The second time I took the exam I felt like I was a little more level-headed.
  4. I failed the Power exam in October 2018. It was my first time and I immediately signed up again to take it in April 2019 and ended up passing on my second try. I had mixed feelings about taking again shortly after. My failing score the first time was kind of high and people on here suggested I take it again immediately. I also wanted to get it out of the way. I didn't want to spend another summer being stuck indoors and studying. It's easier to study during the winter months when it's cold. However I was hesitant because I was overloaded with work, very tired, burnt out and discouraged. It literally took every ounce of strength I had to take it again. I really didn't want to and I wasn't feeling up to taking the exam again but I did it. It ultimately comes down to your own personal preference. From my experience, I'm just glad I pushed myself to get it out of the way. It's a very rewarding feeling and I have peace of mind now.
  5. OMG no. It will probably be December before I get issued a license. If I don't hear anything by late July, I will inquire.
  6. It truly is. I've passed as well. I'm most excited about the fact that I don't have to see the exam, practice questions or other reference material again. That's how difficult it was.
  7. I'm in New York as well as my coworkers. On the website it says 4-6 weeks for an application review. Bummer. I remember when I passed the FE it took them about the same amount of time to issue me the intern engineer certificate. One of my other coworkers passed and is already using the title. Tisk, tisk, tisk.
  8. Power is notorious for its very low pass rate. Even lower for repeat takers. I ended up passing the second time.
  9. I have passed as well. This is my second time taking it. The first time was in October 2018. I would personally like to thank Alexander Graffeo, Justin, Zach, and Engineerboards for helping me through this that I thought was impossible. They all helped me understand things I had no clue about at first and provided a great insight to what I needed to learn. I studied for a good year while working a lot of hours and commuting a lot as well. Commuting on the bus isn't so bad because it gave me time to study my material. Everyone has their own study methods. There's no proven method to passing anything. It's however you feel the most comfortable. I've never been a good test taker so passing this really drove my spirits up. Cheers!
  10. I did it. I passed the Electrical PE Power Exam in New York. Second time taking it.
  11. It's maddening to know that I was on the border of passing. No use complaining when it's over. I'm just afraid that if I take it again I won't be able to perform as well as I did in the sections that I did do good on, if that makes sense. The damn power electronics and protection is what did me in. I thought protection was going to be worst but it wasn't as bad. Just those relays. Power electronics was my worst considering I never really had any material for that in the first place.
  12. This doesn't really help me. I did the same and still failed. I was blindsided by the power electronics questions and protection questions. That's what killed me. Everything else, I performed fairly decent on. It's hard to find a decent reference given the types of questions in these categories.
  13. It's a bit wordy. I guess you have to read through it to know what to look for. Still better than nothing and I like how it's all in one book.
  14. I just came across a great book. It's called "Handbook of Electric Power Calculations" by H. Wayne Beaty and Surya Santoso. ISBN-13: 978-9387572959 ISBN-10: 9789387572959 Got in on eBay for around $30 new. It includes calculation procedures step-by-step, clearly labeled for the following subjects: Basic Network Analysis Instrumentation DC Motors and Generators Transformers Three-Phase Induction Motors Single-Phase Motors Synchronus Machines Generation of Electric Power Overhead Transmission Lines and Underground Cables Electric-Power Networks Load-Flor Analysis in Power Systems Power-Systems Control Short-Circuit Computations System Grounding Power-system Protection Power System Stability Cogeneration Stationary Batteries Electric Energy Economic Methods Lighting Design Take a look and let me know what you think. Looks very helpful.
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