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  1. Hello all, just found out I failed second attempt at civil/transportation. Felt confident about AM exam and okay about PM depth. First time failed with 42/80. After 300 more hours got 44/80 this time. CERM was tabbed for both tests, plus about $5000 out of pocket for books, practice exams, airfare. MT only gives you one year to pass. If you don't pass you have to reapply. Very, very embarrassed. Don't want to face my coworkers, and peers who signed off on me, and have to tell them I failed again. More importantly, I bought an online study guide, not worth it, borrowed a coworkers old guide, which was helpful, but very out of date for transportation. Paid for Transportation depth manual by Voigt (Ppi), don't waste your money, spent all my time double checking the tables to verify they were accurate after I noticed several errors on 2 lane roads.. Many, many errors in the 2nd edition, and the only recourse they gave me was to post my findings to assist them, and others., which I didn't have time for. Transportation is new to me. Spent most of my time in heavy civil construction, but was told the depth was extremely difficult., so opted for Transportation. I love transportation and am finally working in this area, but don't have 4 years of reality under my belt. Plus, I spent $2300 on books. Teaching myself transportation is not easy either. There is a lot to it, and it is ambiguous. CERM has different thoughts on transportation answers, so who is correct? Now that I have to reapply, feeling pretty bad, and starting to wonder if I should. Not a quitter, but definitely a failure. Have test anxiety, but felt okay this last time, confident I had studied enough and was well prepared. Needing to improve my score by 50%, is a lot.. Wondering what I did wrong. Won't be able to take it again until April 2019 now, as June 1st is the application approval deadline for the October exam. Didn't go through the exam once and rank questions, nor did I skip too many. Felt I could do most of them, especially AM. But obviously was lulled in to a false sense of security, as most of the answers were on the list. Felt like I only got about 7 wrong in the AM. After a week, increased that to 8-10. But still felt like it was good enough to pass. Feeling now like there were a lot of tricks I didn't see. Obviously, moving forward, will need to study even harder. I don't want to think I'm stupid, but it was a long time now since graduation, and even though I did well in school feeling pretty stupid. Your advice is appreciated.
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