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I am taking the EET lateral class right now and wanted to share my opinion of the class.  So far the class has been extremely informative, and very professional.  The sessions are clear and the class notes that are provided are priceless.  These class notes that are far better than anything that I received in school (including grad school) and they include several key diagrams from the code so that flipping through your code in the exam will not be required.  Each class has had several "quizzes" that test your knowledge and allow for you to get feedback on working out problems during the class.   There are even more example problems at the back of each chapter  (for example: 58 different six minute problems available to work through for seismic load analysis alone).  

I do not know if you can still sign up for this class but if you can, I would HIGHLY recommend it. 

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I am troubled by several people trying to cut out EET (or any other course vendor) by buying used notes and/or sharing registrations. As licensed engineers, we are obligated to not only obey the laws, but also conduct ourselves in an ethical manner. Not only is it important to respect copyright laws, but we should also consider the tremendous amount of time and effort that these people put into the course material and running these courses. Would you not be upset if a client decided to not pay you for your expertise and work? I think that paying $1,100 for 75+ hours of lectures (< $15/hour) is extremely reasonable. If the cost is too much, maybe consider asking your firm to pitch in. FWIIW: I am not associated with EET, but I have found their classes to be excellent. 

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1 hour ago, MostlyCivil said:

I am troubled by several people trying to cut out EET (or any other course vendor) by buying used notes and/or sharing registrations. As licensed engineers, we are obligated to not only obey the laws, but also conduct ourselves in an ethical manner. Not only is it important to respect copyright laws, but we should also consider the tremendous amount of time and effort that these people put into the course material and running these courses. Would you not be upset if a client decided to not pay you for your expertise and work? I think that paying $1,100 for 75+ hours of lectures (< $15/hour) is extremely reasonable. If the cost is too much, maybe consider asking your firm to pitch in. FWIIW: I am not associated with EET, but I have found their classes to be excellent. 

I suppose you never purchased a used:

- car

- book

- furniture

- video game

- movie

- phone

- computer

before?

 

no one mentioned anything that would violate copyright laws

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2 hours ago, MostlyCivil said:

I am troubled by several people trying to cut out EET (or any other course vendor) by buying used notes and/or sharing registrations. As licensed engineers, we are obligated to not only obey the laws, but also conduct ourselves in an ethical manner. Not only is it important to respect copyright laws, but we should also consider the tremendous amount of time and effort that these people put into the course material and running these courses. Would you not be upset if a client decided to not pay you for your expertise and work? I think that paying $1,100 for 75+ hours of lectures (< $15/hour) is extremely reasonable. If the cost is too much, maybe consider asking your firm to pitch in. FWIIW: I am not associated with EET, but I have found their classes to be excellent. 

 

38 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I suppose you never purchased a used:

- car

- book

- furniture

- video game

- movie

- phone

- computer

before?

 

no one mentioned anything that would violate copyright laws

I agree with Hugh Jass. By buying second hand notes or going halves on a registration you are not doing anything unethical. The person buying the notes and/or half a registration understands they are not getting the full experience of the course which translates to paying a fraction of the cost. It's no different from buying any other product second hand. If I had EET notes I would even give them away for free. They are my notes upon purchase and I have the right to do with them as I see fit. Now if you make multiple copies of notes and give away for free/sell then that's unethical.

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44 minutes ago, Hugh Jass said:

I suppose you never purchased a used:

- car

- book

- furniture

- video game

- movie

- phone

- computer

before?

 

no one mentioned anything that would violate copyright laws

I have to admit, I never thought of it that way. :-) 

2 hours ago, MostlyCivil said:

I am troubled by several people trying to cut out EET (or any other course vendor) by buying used notes and/or sharing registrations. As licensed engineers, we are obligated to not only obey the laws, but also conduct ourselves in an ethical manner. Not only is it important to respect copyright laws, but we should also consider the tremendous amount of time and effort that these people put into the course material and running these courses. Would you not be upset if a client decided to not pay you for your expertise and work? I think that paying $1,100 for 75+ hours of lectures (< $15/hour) is extremely reasonable. If the cost is too much, maybe consider asking your firm to pitch in. FWIIW: I am not associated with EET, but I have found their classes to be excellent. 

I have to mention, having taken EET, I'v never ran into a more cooperative bunch before. They are fantastic at answering your questions and have a lot of patience. The learning environment in their classes is great! 

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1 hour ago, StandardPractice said:

 

 

I agree with Hugh Jass. By buying second hand notes or going halves on a registration you are not doing anything unethical. The person buying the notes and/or half a registration understands they are not getting the full experience of the course which translates to paying a fraction of the cost. It's no different from buying any other product second hand. If I had EET notes I would even give them away for free. They are my notes upon purchase and I have the right to do with them as I see fit. Now if you make multiple copies of notes and give away for free/sell then that's unethical.

 

yeah, they don't even respond to any inquiries. I asked how much cross over is between the vertical and lateral courses. No reply.

I asked if they would combine both courses for a lower price. No reply.

 

Honestly, since many people taking the SE don't even need it, I think EET would get MORE registrations since the people who wanna go halfsies would not have signed up full price at all.

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Even if it's not a copyright or ethical question, it's definitely a question of morals. Either way the test is going to be tough. Then waiting for your results will test your faith.

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1 hour ago, SE_FL said:

Even if it's not a copyright or ethical question, it's definitely a question of morals. Either way the test is going to be tough. Then waiting for your results will test your faith.

ethics -  a set of moral principles

morals - of or relating to principles of right and wrong in behavior

 

 

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Regarding the EET SE Review courses: The content of materials keenly paralleled the Vertical and Lateral Exams enabling me to accurately anticipate many of the questions. The test-taking strategies supported an efficient and effective means of approaching the exams. The EET SE courses are an extraordinary resource and an invaluable tool that was instrumental in my successful passing of the exams.

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18 hours ago, eng619 said:

Regarding the EET SE Review courses: The content of materials keenly paralleled the Vertical and Lateral Exams enabling me to accurately anticipate many of the questions. The test-taking strategies supported an efficient and effective means of approaching the exams. The EET SE courses are an extraordinary resource and an invaluable tool that was instrumental in my successful passing of the exams.

Thanks for your review of them! I'm keenly considering taking EET's SE courses in a few years' time when I will take the SE exam. I took their classes for the PE civil structural exam, and really thought they were worth the time and money, so it's great to hear that the SE ones are so valuable as well.

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I would like to share my experience with the class. After failing SE Lateral Bridges without a review class, I decided to sign up for EET Lateral. Class material and instructors are outstanding. Always willing help you out. I followed class as it was in schedule, it does get too much if you are working full time but its worth it. There were plenty of practice problems, mini exams, full exam on top of lectures. Practice and timing yourself is key for test but studying correct stuff is equally important. I would totally recommend this class for any one doing bridges and having hard time passing lateral.

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I took the EET vertical loads review course for the Oct 2017 exam, and was extremely happy with all elements of the class. The class notes that are provided are a great study tool, and are a huge time savings during the exam. I referenced the EET class notes almost exclusively during the exam. Both Foued and Ahmed are excellent teachers with a strong academic and practical knowledge of the material. Because of the fantastic review provided by EET, the exam day was great, and I felt well prepared for the material. The best part was the passing notification! I would highly recommend this course.

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anyone looking to sell the EET class notes?

 

looking at the material would definitely help me decide whether taking the course is worth it

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Here is another shout out for the EET SE Classes!  I took the vertical and lateral classes and both were great.  I actually took the classes and exams (Bridge Depth) separately and that worked for me.  After taking the EET vertical class and passing the exam, there was no question that I would take the EET lateral class as well.  The classes provided a lot of homework problems, mini quizzes, and a practice exam for each class.  The instructors did an excellent job of teaching/reviewing the material, and were available to answer questions in and outside of class.  They were extremely knowledgeable, responsive, encouraging and motivating.  The notes were very organized and along with the practice problems were my primary resource.  When I went into the exams, I felt prepared.  I am ecstatic to say that I have passed both the vertical and lateral now.  The classes were a huge help in passing these exams.  I would highly recommend taking the EET courses. 

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