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  1. So have we just started a new tradition of burying the newest results thread on the bottom of the list?
  2. When you took it at home did you do it timed and on a small desk with all your stuff laid out like it would be in the real thing? Also like I said, after lunch you get part 2 of the exam combined with the post lunch crash from the sandwich you ate and its something I definitely did not foresee. Also, you gotta be really good about knowing where to find the data in the books you bring.
  3. I would recommend avoiding PPI for MDM prep. The NCEES practice exam was the best way to gauge if you are ready, do it timed. Shingley's Machine Design book is the best IMO, perhaps getting a version past 9 to have a most up to date chapter on analytical methods. I would say to get back on the horse ASAP, do you really want to be the first wave of CBT test takers? All the test prep offering will still be re-calibrating for some time.
  4. Congrats to the solo Software retake!
  5. Passed Mechanical MDM, 1st try Morning section definitely felt that I got 35 solidly and remaining 5 were likely right but was just less confident. Did not have any question where my calculations didn't yield an answer in the choices (yes, I know many answer choices are deliberately created with one minor error in calculations). Walked out with time to spare. Afternoon section was definitely more difficult. I think i was confident on 20-25. Remaining questions again, my calculations always yielded an answer from the choices. Only had one problem where I was forced to plug answers in and guess and check. One thing that really hit me hard was a post lunch slump, really had to struggle for a bit to keep my eyes open. So probably 60/80 I took the PPI class for this exam and my feelings on it are mixed. My employer paid for it so ROI is technically infinity. However PPI's machine design class covered topics that weren't even in the exam specification. I think most of the class was a great way to recall my knowledge from my college classes a decade ago, and a class structure helped me study and pace myself. Definitely glad I came across this board and looked into additional resource material. Also doing a practice exam in a simulated timed condition really helped me get confident that I could pace myself and get to all my reference material in time. One thing that helped me was on a last minute call I brought my materials book and it helped out on some questions that I'd be guessing otherwise. Exam References: MERM Bound copy of the NCEES PE manual (with a lot of corrections written in) NCEES practice exam PPI 6 minute problems PPI practice exam Binder with personal notes Shingley's Machine Design Material's book Machinery's Handbook Mark's Standard Handbook for Engineers Hope this helps out any future test takes, good luck all!
  6. Officially 39 days, 7 hours, 40 minutes and 0 seconds from start of exam until result email. Again, not that anyone is counting
  7. MDM PASS!!!! Scared half the floor when I yelled it out
  8. time to start looking for a seat belt
  9. Last few Illinois results threads have said CTS will have the results up before NCEES
  10. Have you tried calling CTS?
  11. looks like last 4 cycles Illinois has ranged from 1 day back to 5 days back. I'm with you, get it out already.
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