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  1. I started studying for an exam planning to take an exam around May-ish. Because we are transitioning to the CBT format, I guess we are more flexible in terms of when to take the exam. I'm planning to signing up on SoPE for review but I feel like I should wait until they come up with the newer lectures in April. Because we are transitioning to a new format, I feel like their October lectures will be outdated. Should I sign up on their live course and wait until April, or should I just sign up now and start studying? If I sign up on their April, I feel like I should push back on exam date, but I'd rather not. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
  2. Hello everyone, I am writing this post about my experience for taking PE examination CBT, because like me at the time of the test there has been a lot of question about the test, and since NCEES has recently converted to CBT for PE exam not much people have taken the exam. So I have recently taken the Professional Engineering Exam for Chemical engineering and I have passed it (took it on OCT 28th). Here is my experience. Reference Handbook: The test was actually easy and solvable without the need for provided the reference handbook, during my test I rarely refereed to it. Plus the file provided was difficult to navigate, not your typical PDF file. Search function shows you the location of your search item and then you have to click on it to see the information (which given in a test of time is very critical). So just like in FE exam, one monitor divided into two sections one for questions and one for the handbook. The Exam: When you first login to the test instructions display that there are 2 sessions morning and afternoon. For me it was 42 questions morning and 38 afternoon, where the morning session was all technical and 90% of afternoon is theoretical and experience based and the time provided for test is more than enough. One thing to keep an eye for it is the time there will be no flag/notice to indicates the end of morning session so you could spend all 8 hours at one section. Also recently NCEES has added a new type of questions, drag and drop fill the plank and so on, however I have only in countered 2 questions of this type and the reset are normal multiple choice questions. Now the difficulty of the exam questions I would say very easy to easy, I have put on more effort to study for the exam than it is required for it ( I have started studying from July a total of 4 months). A good source to study from if the practice exam provided at NCEES website, i have also take PPI2Pass material, it was a good practice for your understanding however it is far more difficult than the exam, but it will refresh your memory. Generally most of exam questions you figure out the way of solving it from the first sentence.One thing I did which is I have divided the exam equally for each section however by the end of the afternoon section I have wished if i have given more time for morning session ( I got an hour left). I have encountered only one question that I decided to spend the last 30 min of the exam trying to solve it, however I was not lucky. The Result: After I have taken the exam I was anxious about exam result, they say 7 to 10 days however I have received my result after 3 days. So good luck on your exam and hopefully this post will set many tester at ease, and assist you for the test.
  3. PE Environmental Review (First Edition) by PPI for sale This version is the New Edition - Updated for the CBT Exam Condition: New Price: $235 + shipping (listed at $289 in ppi2pass.com)
  4. Hello Everyone! New here, but giving back to this forum just as it gave something to me. Resources and hope! I recently moved to the from Canada with a few years of experience in my hands after graduating as an Electrical Engineering candidate in the summer of 2013. While I hadn't been out of school for long, I still lost all hope of being in a school/study environment again and was worried about this FE Electrical and Computer CBT based exam. After looking at resources and forums I decided to start my studying. I moved here in April and with wanting to take my PE Power exam in the April of 2017, I decided to dedicate some time this year (2016) to study and try and pass the FE. So I bought the FE Electrical and Computer textbook by Lindeburg on Amazon for 50-ish $ and started studying by the end of July. I followed the schedule it says and tried to do one chapter a day, and sometimes three-four on weekends. Lindeburg suggests that you could start the course 45 days ahead of the exam and complete all 45 chapters without rest days and pass the exam the next day. I think this is pretty accurate since the exam is not very tough. Along with the textbook, I tried to learn where all the units and equations are in the FE Reference book which is the exact same book given to you on the computer in the exam. I also watched Raiya Energy Academy's Youtube videos online and used it for different questions and examples. I also found some online assessments that started a timer and told you how you did. And finally I made sure to really practice with my calculator and use the special functions like complex conversion, matrices, vectors, equation solving, computer numbering formats, and boolean logic. This last part is really important because doing all these in your calculator, saves you time, which gives you more minutes in the end for harder problems or for reviewing. After I was done going through the book, I decided to book the exam three weeks from finishing the book, and spend these weeks looking at the book and the reference manual again, but this time just doing the problems. I am so glad I did the steps above, because after I did the exam on a Friday, I found out I passed online the next Wednesday. Hope this helps you!
  5. Are you planning on taking the PE Chemical CBT exam in 2018? If so, be on the look out for all new review material for the PE Chemical CBT exam coming soon from PPI. Sign-up here and be the first to hear about the big announcement coming soon: https://ppi2pass.com/emailalert
  6. New! 626 Seismic CBT - Practice Problems and Solutions. A random 55 question exam is generated from the pool of 626 questions. This book includes detailed answers and a concise and comprehensive summary of seismic equations (Code & Non-Code), Tables, Flow Charts, and Figures is Included for a Quick Access During the Exam. Our books have topics & problems per NCEES & CA Board Exam Specs. Based on the 2015 IBC/CBC 2016, AF&PA SDPW-2015, ASCE 7-10 and 2011 California Special Seismic Test Plan. Click the image to be taken to our store.
  7. Hello Everyone! After posting my FE exam prep from October 2016 found here: I decided to go strong and work towards my PE Power. Like I mentioned before, I already had the required 4 years of work experience between both Canada and the US, so I decided to apply for the PE Exam and write it in the coming April 2017. I would say, from talking with coworkers, peers, and just overall looking at all the material available it was really intimidating and overwhelming at first. I was very nervous about this exam from the get-go even after studying for the FE and passing it. Having done the FE just recently should help, is what I kept hearing from everyone, but of course I was finding it hard to connect the dots between the FE and the PE exams. Primarily, because the FE really is very basic level understanding of electrical engineering (First and Second year course material from University) whereas the PE is more like the third and fourth year materials + codebooks. In any case, I didn't have a great plan of studying for this like I did for the FE. With the FE I just took the reference material and followed their plans. With the PE, I asked around at work for what was available, and luckily there were a couple folks that had 5-6 different NCEES PE Power Practice Exam and Camara's booklets that combined had over a 1000 problems. I also printed out the NEC 2017, the NESC 2012, the NFPA 70 2017, the ANSI Device Numbers, and had a copy of the EPRM by John Camara. This last book was what I used to start my prep. Similar to the FE prep, I first went through the EPRM entirely and thoroughly. Then I went through a whole bunch of videos on youtube related to Power problems, notable mention Raiya Energy Academy. Again, while I don't always agree with Raiya's solutions, her problems and walk throughs are worth looking into. She gets the steps right 99 percent of the time, but the answer might be wrong in some cases. She corrects herself in most cases. After I finished the EPRM book, I went through the entire NEC 2017 code book and sticky tabbed most of the important and often used artices, (See Raiya's video on Must Know NEC Articles). I have to admit, you are not going to remember where each article is. So heavily rely on the index pages of these code books in the end of the books. After the NEC, I went through the NESC codebook and the NFPA codebooks fairly quickly in order to get the gist of the materials. The last four weeks before the exam, all I did was problems problems problems. I have to admit, after I did the exam, I had a sense of relief, it was either from finishing a long 9.5 hours day (including breaks) or I was fairly confident in what I had answered were correct. For anyone thinking that there isn't enough time in the exam, if you prepared as much as I did, and I think you should, then you should have enough time to write the exam and still have 45 minutes in the end to check everything. I had finished checking and still left a half an hour earlier. Total time taken to study: Once I passed the FE, and got my approval that I had been registered for the PE exam in February, I started studying Mid February. From Mid-Feb to April 19th, I spent 8 weeks studying. Weekends were the busiest (6-8 hours each day) and then 3-4 weeknights of one hour each. Prep Prep Prep, is all I can say. I can usually gauge whether or not one would need to study as much or not for a certain exam, however, both before and even after writing the PE exam, I have to say you must put in your hours to study. It is not that hard, but it is not trivial. So I passed, and the results came out exactly 1 Month and 5 days later. Good luck to Oct 2017s and future PEs.
  8. I looked quickly, but didn't see a post on here about this, so this may be a duplicate. Apparently they aren't offering the Chemical PE in the fall because they are transferring that one to CBT starting in Jan 2018. Are they finally doing this with all the disciplines? http://ncees.org/engineering/pe/pe-chemical/
  9. Hi Everyone! First post, but I've been reading for a while. I am a non-engineer major (majored in Biochemistry with a BS). I will be taking the FE environmental this coming Saturday (10/18). I had considerably less time to prepare than I wish I did, but because I am taking this exam to qualify for an Air Force job, the longer I wait the less chance I have of getting the job (its either now or January). I have a review manual specifically for enviro by Kaplan (lots of errata in it, which can be very frustrating) which is updated for the CBT, and also I got the flashcards and practice exams from feprep.com, which I haven't gotten into much since I just got them. Anyway, anyone else that has taken the enviro CBT, please give me some feedback. I am assuming it will be a lot of mass/energy balances, mixed in with fluid dynamics, some civil, and math, etc. FYI, I have alreay heavily familiarized myself with the reference manual and the specs provided by the NCEES. I am mostly just looking for exerience. From reading on here, a lot of Civil people have said that units are very tricky, and time management is a tricky lady. Thanks a ton Pat Also, a shout out to MikeC for getting my account to work
  10. School of PE has been in the field of educational services since 2004. We have been offering review courses for engineering exams in FE Other Disciplines, FE Civil, FE Electrical, FE Mechanical, PE Civil, PE Electrical, PE Environmental, PE Mechanical, PE Chemical, SE Vertical, SELateral and CA Seismic/Survey disciplines which lead to NCEES Certification. We offer FE, PE and SE Refresher classes in various delivery methods to meet the diverse requirements of our learners. Our wide network of instructors allows us to provide these review classes in several states across the country. We will begin accepting registrations for fall classes on Wednesday, April 15th. These classses will help prepare you for exams taken in October and November. Register early to qualify for up to $300 in discounts!! Our courses consists of Refresher Classes and Workshops: Refresher Classes - Prepare students by reviewing high probability topics that are likely to appear on the exam. This class will allow students to experience some theory and high probability problems. Workshops - Allows our students to practice and solve several problems which are standalone and require numerical solutions. The workshops will consist exclusively of solving problems which is very critical for the engineering exam. Our review course is taught by several instructors. We believe in lectures given by the instructors who specialize in their fields and therefore, we provide multiple instructors for each review course. For the most up to date information on School of PE or to find out more about our review courses please visit www.schoolofpe.com.
  11. Taking the FE exam in the next six months? Our Spring 2015 program registrations are in progress. Register early…take advantage of early registration discounts up to $300 off. If you are a full-time undergraduate student, take an additional 50% discount! Select the FE/EIT link below for more information about our review course and the full-time undergraduate student discount.
  12. Nearly 500 practice problems from all 18 subject areas of the FE –CIVIL examination Now available on Amazon ISBN-13: 978-1495214288 437 pages List Price $79.95 Effective January 2014, the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exams are drastically different. The new format, to be delivered via CBT (computer based testing), will become the norm in 2014. The exam can be taken throughout the year, unlike the twice a year schedule. The syllabus for the new FE CIVIL exam is very different from the one you would have taken if you took the paper test (last one October 2013). The test will now have approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes available for approximately 110 questions. In the past, AM questions were of the 2 minute variety and PM questions were of the 4 minute variety. Now, you have about 3 minutes per question. So, the average pace of the exam is about the same. This book has a mix of approximately 500 questions as recommended in the official syllabus (www.ncees.org). The only reference that should be used is the FE Reference Handbook, 9th edition, preferably the electronic (PDF) version, since the CBT exam will be supported by a PDF version of the handbook rather than a hardcopy. This book contains questions from Mathematics, Probability & Statistics, Computational Methods, Ethics, Engineering Economics, Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics & Hydrology, Environmental Engineering, Construction, Geotechnical Engineering, Surveying, Structural Analysis, Structural Design & Transportation.
  13. FE Review Course - General and Civil Topics Course dates: May 20th - July 10th Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm - 9 pm EDT 8 weeks; two nights a week; 16 lectures x 3 hours = 48 hours The following subject areas will be reviewed: MATHEMATICS, PROBABILITY & STATISTICS, ETHICS & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, STATICS, DYNAMICS, MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, MATERIALS, COMPUTATIONAL TOOLS, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL DESIGN, FLUID MECHANICS, HYDRAULICS & HYDROLOGY, ENVIRONMENTAL, GEOTECHNICAL, SURVEYING, TRANSPORTATION, CONSTRUCTION Contact indranil.goswami@morgan.edu or civilpereview@gmail.com
  14. In addition to providing online learning courses for the FE Other, FE Mechanical and FE Core curriculum, Capstone Learning Associates has added three Solved Problem courses to its FE CBT curriculum catalog. The topic modules in these courses include practice problems and solutions for all of the topics you will encounter on the FE Mechanical CBT or FE Other CBT exam. An additional FE Core Solved Problems course provides practice for solving the common FE CBT subject area problems (Math, Engineering Economics, and Ethics). For a view into how the Solved Problem courses work, visit the Capstone website, and click the CATALOG button to enroll in the free Solved Problems Sample Course. The FE Other and FE Mechanical CBT Solved Problems courses each include more than 300 problems spanning all of the FE Other and FE Mechanical CBT exam topic areas. Each course is priced at $250. The FE core Solved Problems course provides nearly 100 problems that replicate the problems you’ll encounter on the common core FE modules (Mathematics, Engineering Economics, and Ethics and Professional Practice). This course is priced at $100. As with all Capstone courses, once you enroll, the course is yours to keep for as long as you need it for your exam prep. You can access and review any module in the course as many times as you wish. Developed with the same high quality graphics and audio production as you’ll find in the Capstone Learning courses, the Solved Problem courses allow you to practice solving the same types of problems you will face on the FE CBT exam. In these online courses you'll practice in the CBT environment and simulate the exam experience by applying the provided supporting resources and tools you will need to know to solve the exam topic questions. You can then review your answer against the step-by-step solution provided by the FE expert, who has been preparing FE candidates to pass their exams for more than 20 years. And, as with the lesson modules, you can contact the FE expert if you have a question about any problem or solution. For any comments or questions, please feel free to email us at inquiry@capstonelearningassociates.com or call us at 650-504-0301. Continued success on your exam preparation! Capstone Learning Associates | www.capstonelearningassociates.com | 650. 504.0301
  15. Starting this thread with hopes that folks who have already appeared for the new CBT format FE/EIT exam can share their experiences with ones who are planning (and/or dreading) to appear in the near future.. This is a new format and no one wants to learn about what the expect on exam day by having to experience the exam for a second time..so please add your recent experience in taking the new FE CBT exam here...thanks!
  16. NEW FORMAT FOR THE FE EXAMS COMING IN APRIL 2014 As you may know, the FE exam is changing dramatically in 2014. The new format, to be delivered via CBT (computer based testing), will become the norm in 2014. The last paper-based exam will be the upcoming October 2013 exam. No more waiting for the exam twice a year. Beginning in January 2014, the FE and FS will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January–February, April–May, July–August, and October–November. Registration will be open year-round. What this means is that you will be able to schedule your exam on the date and time of your choice during each testing window. You will first select your location, and then you’ll choose from the available time slots. During the month between testing windows, no time slots will be available. Thus, there will be no testing during Solstice and Equinox months. Hmmm, I wonder why? DR. INDRANIL GOSWAMI’S REVIEW COURSE FOR THE FE-CIVIL EXAM Dr. Indranil Goswami has taught review courses geared towards the General FE exam as well as the Civil PE exam for over a decade. He has written several books based on these experiences: 1. A chapter on Surveying in the FE Civil Discipline Review book, published by Kaplan AEC Publishing. 2. The All In One Guide for the Civil PE exam, currently in 2nd edition, by McGraw Hill. Publishers. 3. The All In One Practice Exams book for the Civil PE exam, by McGraw Hill Publishers. SYLLABUS OF THE NEW CIVIL EXAM The syllabus for the new FE CIVIL exam is vastly different from the one you would have taken if you took the paper test (last one this October). In fact, the changes are quite favorable to Civil Engineers. No more Chemistry, Electrical Circuits or Thermodynamics (these three topics would have been 12.5% of your total points if you took the GENERAL AM + CIVIL PM approach, and a whopping 26% of your total points if you took the GENERAL AM + GENERAL PM approach). Instead, the new syllabus focuses more on the subject areas that directly support the field of Civil Engineering, thus bringing it more in line with the Civil PE exam, albeit on a simpler level. THE TEST The test will now be 6 hours long (instead of 8 hours), with approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes available for actual test (the rest of the time is for a tutorial, a break and a follow-up survey). In those 320 minutes, you will be expected to answer 110 questions. In the past, AM questions were of the 2 minute variety and PM questions were of the 4 minute variety. Now, you have about 3 minutes per question. So, the average pace of the exam is about the same. The candidate can choose when to take the break – i.e. after answering 55 questions and reviewing and submitting the answers, the candidate can take the break, even if only 1:20 has elapsed. This will mean they will have the remaining 4 hours to answer the remaining 55 questions. Dr. Indranil Goswami’s background in FE and PE review Dr. Goswami’s PE (Civil) review course has been very successful over the past decade. The candidates’ pass rate is significantly higher than national rates, for both first-timers as well as for repeat takers. Since the new FE (Civil) exam places a great deal of emphasis on ‘Civil-oriented’ topics and de-emphasizes Chemistry, Electrical Circuits or Thermodynamics, the redesigned FE review course offers a much more focused review of topics than would have been possible before (a total review for the previous GENERAL AM + CIVIL PM exam would have required at least a 60-hour review course. SCHEDULE FOR THE NEW FE-CIVIL COURSE Starting February 1 (Saturday), the completely overhauled FE Review course will be taught for the first time, via online webinars. The class will be held over 10 Saturdays (10 AM – 2 PM). Lectures will be recorded and archived for unlimited viewing. A free informational webinar about the changes to the new FE exam and the structure of the proposed FE Civil review course will be conducted on Saturday November 2, 2013. To be included in the roster of the free webinar, send an email to Dr. Goswami at civilpereview@gmail.com COST The cost for the 40 hour course will be $550. If you enroll prior to December 1, 2013, you are entitled to a $100 discount from this course fee. To find out more details about the course, write to Dr. Goswami at civilpereview@gmail.com
  17. NEW FORMAT FOR THE FE EXAMS COMING IN APRIL 2014 As you may know, the FE exam is changing dramatically in 2014. The new format, to be delivered via CBT (computer based testing), will become the norm in 2014. The last paper-based exam will be the upcoming October 2013 exam. No more waiting for the exam twice a year. Beginning in January 2014, the FE and FS will be administered during four testing windows throughout the year: January–February, April–May, July–August, and October–November. Registration will be open year-round. What this means is that you will be able to schedule your exam on the date and time of your choice during each testing window. You will first select your location, and then you’ll choose from the available time slots. During the month between testing windows, no time slots will be available. Thus, there will be no testing during Solstice and Equinox months. Hmmm, I wonder why? DR. INDRANIL GOSWAMI’S REVIEW COURSE FOR THE FE-CIVIL EXAM Dr. Indranil Goswami has taught review courses geared towards the General FE exam as well as the Civil PE exam for over a decade. He has written several books based on these experiences: 1. A chapter on Surveying in the FE Civil Discipline Review book, published by Kaplan AEC Publishing. 2. The All In One Guide for the Civil PE exam, currently in 2nd edition, by McGraw Hill. Publishers. 3. The All In One Practice Exams book for the Civil PE exam, by McGraw Hill Publishers. SYLLABUS OF THE NEW CIVIL EXAM The syllabus for the new FE CIVIL exam is vastly different from the one you would have taken if you took the paper test (last one this October). In fact, the changes are quite favorable to Civil Engineers. No more Chemistry, Electrical Circuits or Thermodynamics (these three topics would have been 12.5% of your total points if you took the GENERAL AM + CIVIL PM approach, and a whopping 26% of your total points if you took the GENERAL AM + GENERAL PM approach). Instead, the new syllabus focuses more on the subject areas that directly support the field of Civil Engineering, thus bringing it more in line with the Civil PE exam, albeit on a simpler level. THE TEST The test will now be 6 hours long (instead of 8 hours), with approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes available for actual test (the rest of the time is for a tutorial, a break and a follow-up survey). In those 320 minutes, you will be expected to answer 110 questions. In the past, AM questions were of the 2 minute variety and PM questions were of the 4 minute variety. Now, you have about 3 minutes per question. So, the average pace of the exam is about the same. The candidate can choose when to take the break – i.e. after answering 55 questions and reviewing and submitting the answers, the candidate can take the break, even if only 1:20 has elapsed. This will mean they will have the remaining 4 hours to answer the remaining 55 questions. Dr. Indranil Goswami’s background in FE and PE review Dr. Goswami’s PE (Civil) review course has been very successful over the past decade. The candidates’ pass rate is significantly higher than national rates, for both first-timers as well as for repeat takers. Since the new FE (Civil) exam places a great deal of emphasis on ‘Civil-oriented’ topics and de-emphasizes Chemistry, Electrical Circuits or Thermodynamics, the redesigned FE review course offers a much more focused review of topics than would have been possible before (a total review for the previous GENERAL AM + CIVIL PM exam would have required at least a 60-hour review course. SCHEDULE FOR THE NEW FE-CIVIL COURSE Starting February 1 (Saturday), the completely overhauled FE Review course will be taught for the first time, via online webinars. The class will be held over 10 Saturdays (10 AM – 2 PM). Lectures will be recorded and archived for unlimited viewing. A free informational webinar about the changes to the new FE exam and the structure of the proposed FE Civil review course will be conducted on Saturday November 2, 2013. To be included in the roster of the free webinar, send an email to Dr. Goswami at civilpereview@gmail.com COST The cost for the 40 hour course will be $550. If you enroll prior to December 1, 2013, you are entitled to a $100 discount from this course fee. To find out more details about the course, write to Dr. Goswami at civilpereview@gmail.com
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