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Hello Everyone,



I am preparing to take the Transportation depth PE exam Spring 2016. I am planning to take a review course and I have narrowed down my selection between EET & School of PE. I have read other similar threads but couldn't find one that compared the two.



Which review course should I take and why?



Thank you


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For AM topics, I think SoPE and EET are about equal, with EET having a slight edge. For depth topics, EET wins hands down. At least for the Water Depth.



When I took SoPE last year, the Depth review was about 20hrs. EET has been about 50 hours.


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Thanks for the advice Matt.


Did you take both courses?


Also, what is the reason you gave EET an edge for their morning section?



I sent two identical emails about 2 weeks ago, one to EET and another to SofPE asking some general questions I had for the review course. SofPE really impressed me with their prompt reply. I am still waiting to hear back from EET. SofPE impressed me with their quick helpful reply but you are right about the Depth review being longer for EET.


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Bee,



I took SoPE last year and I'm in EET now. I also took PPI for an afternoon review, which was a waste. I haven't taken the exam yet though. I'm taking it this month for the first time.



When I took SoPE, the morning topics binder was broken up into the 5 main subjects; Construction, Geotech, Structural, Transportation, and Water. But, the NCEES breakdown for the AM is no longer like that. EET presents the material with tabbed binders that match NCEES' exam outline. To me, that made more sense. EET also mails you the binders. With SoPE, you have to print them out yourself. SoPE was taught 8hr Saturdays and Sundays for about 5 weeks to cover AM and PM. They covered a lot of material in a short time. EET was/is taught for about 8hrs on a Saturday with some Q/A sessions on a Tuesday or Thrusday for about 11 weeks to cover AM and PM. Having the sessions spread out like that might allow a student to "digest" more of the material vs. cramming.



I think EET has a phone number listed online. If they don't response via e-mail, try calling. EET is a smaller group of than SoPE and they are finishing up their courses now so e-mail might be slower for them.



Good luck with your studies.


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Sign up for EET, do not pass go, collect a PASS!

I can't believe you didn't get a reply to your email, I'm sure it's an oversight as I've never heard of them being slow to respond.

Call (916) 220-8423, you should get Samir.

Read through all of the EET reviews from last test session, I think they will have the answer you are looking for.

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I spoke with Samir on the phone yesterday and I got a good vibe from the conversation. As of right now I am definitely leaning more towards EET.



Thanks for you help Matt and John.


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The other review courses just don't go into the PM depth enough. EET goes deep into Breadth and Depth ... I used my EET notes for like 95% of the exam. If I didn't know better, I'd swear these guys wrote the test. If you're taking transpo, Samir is great, and you'll get answers to your questions within hours. Not to mention, EET is the cheaper option.

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I took EET AM and PM as well as Seismic, and I passed the test on my first try. In general, they reply your email really fast, sometimes I sent out an email at 10pm, and I got it back like 12 AM or 1AM.


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Bee,

I took SoPE last year and I'm in EET now. I also took PPI for an afternoon review, which was a waste. I haven't taken the exam yet though. I'm taking it this month for the first time.

When I took SoPE, the morning topics binder was broken up into the 5 main subjects; Construction, Geotech, Structural, Transportation, and Water. But, the NCEES breakdown for the AM is no longer like that. EET presents the material with tabbed binders that match NCEES' exam outline. To me, that made more sense. EET also mails you the binders. With SoPE, you have to print them out yourself. SoPE was taught 8hr Saturdays and Sundays for about 5 weeks to cover AM and PM. They covered a lot of material in a short time. EET was/is taught for about 8hrs on a Saturday with some Q/A sessions on a Tuesday or Thrusday for about 11 weeks to cover AM and PM. Having the sessions spread out like that might allow a student to "digest" more of the material vs. cramming.

I think EET has a phone number listed online. If they don't response via e-mail, try calling. EET is a smaller group of than SoPE and they are finishing up their courses now so e-mail might be slower for them.

Good luck with your studies.

How was the depth review for School of PE? I am planning to take Structural Depth and want to know if they cover the topics well and in detail?

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For water, the depth review for SoPE really wasn't that indepth. Their main focus seems to be on the AM topics with the depth as an after thought. This was my impression when I took them in the spring.



EET's aftertoon is much more indepth for water. I assume the Structural depth class will also be good.


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So EET is done now, Matt?

Nasrul is an excellent instructor, isn't he?

Yes. EET has finished up. Tuesday night was the last scheduled class.

Nazrul was awesome. You can tell that he put a lot of time and effort into his notes, especially the water depth. He also actually cares about his students. He was more of a mentor than just an instructor.

My advice to people is to take the Civil Water exam so you'll have an excuse to take EET with Nazrul. :)

It was a good class. Lots of work. The rest is up to me.

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So EET is done now, Matt?

Nasrul is an excellent instructor, isn't he?

Yes. EET has finished up. Tuesday night was the last scheduled class.

Nazrul was awesome. You can tell that he put a lot of time and effort into his notes, especially the water depth. He also actually cares about his students. He was more of a mentor than just an instructor.

My advice to people is to take the Civil Water exam so you'll have an excuse to take EET with Nazrul. :)

It was a good class. Lots of work. The rest is up to me.

How was the EET Civil PE Exam Breadth?

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I thought the EET breadth was also pretty good. Like all review courses, there will be some instructors that are better than others. Overall, EET for breadth and depth is a good choice. I liked how they organized their notes. I liked that they mailed me the binders so I didn't have to print out all the material myself. I also liked their use of simulated exams.


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I thought the EET breadth was also pretty good. Like all review courses, there will be some instructors that are better than others. Overall, EET for breadth and depth is a good choice. I liked how they organized their notes. I liked that they mailed me the binders so I didn't have to print out all the material myself. I also liked their use of simulated exams.

Does School of PE provide a lot of problems and examples? Do they have simulated exams? I think EET does not have a Structural Depth. The only review course is School of PE, ASCE, or PPI. Edited by nightwing

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SoPE does provide lots of practice problems. Maybe a little more than EET for the morning part. For water depth, EET afternoon had a ton more practice problems. SoPE does not have a simulated exam.

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Thanks for your help everybody. I just signed up for the EET Breadth & Transportation Depth so looking forward to getting it done!


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On 11/3/2015 at 10:52 AM, Beej said:

Thanks for your help everybody. I just signed up for the EET Breadth & Transportation Depth so looking forward to getting it done!



hey,

i just want to ask you really quick about your experience with EET breadth and transportation depth.  i would really appreciate, if you can get back to me. 

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I took the SOPE for the Transportation. It did cover some of the materials that appeared on the exam. There were two subjects that SOPE didn't go thoroughly enough. It had to guess about 7-12 questions. As for the AM portion, there were questions came directly from the SOPE notes. Overall, I thought I scored enough to pass the exam. I am not looking forward to take it again for the 3rd time. If that happens, I will have to sign up for the EET Transportation.

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I took Transportation Depth exam on October 26 and I passed the first time. For people who go through this exam, it is cleared that how challenging  the PE exam can be. I signed up with EET and the class was taught by Mr. Samir Ead. He made it a breeze to pass. He is very knowledgeable and easy to access via email and in person. I am 100% confident to say that there is no way to take his class, do his homework problems and not passing the exam. Signing up at EET was my best decision ever and this course worths every penny you spend. Thanks again Samir. 

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 11:16 PM, Navid said:

I took Transportation Depth exam on October 26 and I passed the first time. For people who go through this exam, it is cleared that how challenging  the PE exam can be. I signed up with EET and the class was taught by Mr. Samir Ead. He made it a breeze to pass. He is very knowledgeable and easy to access via email and in person. I am 100% confident to say that there is no way to take his class, do his homework problems and not passing the exam. Signing up at EET was my best decision ever and this course worths every penny you spend. Thanks again Samir. 

The guys at EET really care and are awesome!  Thanks for the feedback Navid.  :)  

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Samir and Nazrul are the best.  I took the EET class and I have taken the school of PE in the past.  I passed the PE exam this time because of EET professors and teaching materials.  EET has real simulation exam similar to the PE exam which helps to prepare for the actual exam.  School of PE doesn't have simulation exam at the end and their PM portion is not detailed when compared to EET. I highly recommend EET class.

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