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Recommend an effective FULL Mechanical PE Review Course for Thermal and Fluids please

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15 hours ago, MecEng said:

Recommend an effective FULL Mechanical PE Review Course for Thermal and Fluids please

I would seriously look at https://www.slaythepe.com/ if I were you. That recommendation comes with the caveat that I personally did not use their course (or any course) for PE exam prep. However, from what I have seen posted to these forums, their content and support is unmatched for thermal and fluids.

@Slay the P.E. is active on these boards and will certainly help you.

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4 hours ago, Audi driver, P.E. said:

I would seriously look at https://www.slaythepe.com/ if I were you. That recommendation comes with the caveat that I personally did not use their course (or any course) for PE exam prep. However, from what I have seen posted to these forums, their content and support is unmatched for thermal and fluids.

@Slay the P.E. is active on these boards and will certainly help you.

Thanks @Audi driver, P.E. for this endorsement! 👍

@MecEng we don't offer a course with lectures (yet). However, our practice problems book presents the solutions to each problem in such detail and extensive discussions and tips that a lot of our customers have not really needed lectures. Self-study is not for everyone, but we have great email support for help with problems as well as a group discussion in Slack.com 

You can preview 80+ pages for free of the book by going here: https://www.slaythepe.com/tfs-cbt-preview.html and see if you like the style of how solutions are presented and discussed. The free preview includes the first two chapters of thermo, the first two chapters of fluids, and the first two chapters of heat transfer -- problems AND solutions. Give it a swirl and let us know what you think.

 

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I also vote for Slay...  He will have you ready for the exam.  

He is also readily available here on the forums to help answer your questions.   

I spent $1500 on a local review class that met twice a week for 12 weeks.  I realize now that was a waste of money because I still had to commit to 250 hours or so outside the class to practice problems.  I honestly think I could have passed on my own with the same commitment of 250 hours.

My point is no matter what direction you choose you still have invest approximately 250 hours to pass.  You might as well save the money.

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I haven't used any resources from Slay the PE. But if I had it to do over again I would have used Slay the PE for my practice problems. The PPI learning hub problems are filled with errors (at least in the HVAC section). I deal with heat exchangers almost everyday at my job and I'm pretty familiar with them. There seems to be a common theme on the PPI problems with errors on heat exchanger problem solutions. But there are errors on other types of problems too.

I have also read about a lot of people having to put in considerable amounts of time in addition to taking classes. I opted to skip the class, but that's just me (I haven't taken the exam yet).

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On 2/14/2020 at 8:52 PM, MikeGlass1969 said:

I also vote for Slay...  He will have you ready for the exam.  

He is also readily available here on the forums to help answer your questions.   

I spent $1500 on a local review class that met twice a week for 12 weeks.  I realize now that was a waste of money because I still had to commit to 250 hours or so outside the class to practice problems.  I honestly think I could have passed on my own with the same commitment of 250 hours.

My point is no matter what direction you choose you still have invest approximately 250 hours to pass.  You might as well save the money.

I just want to emphasize that everyone is different. I very strongly dislike overly general statements like the one above. (no offense, just trying to add a different perspective.) Everyone should share their experiences; that's what this forum is all about. But you can't make definite statements about what other people will "have to" do. 

I'm not a TFS guy. But I'm passed the MDM guy on my first try after taking Dr. Tom's course. I 100% knew that I would not be able to pass if I only did self study. That's simply not the way I learn. I don't think anything was special about Dr. Tom's course. Don't get me wrong, it was a very good course. But I'm confident that I would have passed by taking any course. (I haven't taken any other, so I can't compare.) I did absolutely no work outside of the class work (course lectures, assigned readings and problems, and course quizzes). It's not that I didn't want to, but I didn't have any extra time. And I felt very confident about my performance on the test. (You can read my full review of Dr. Tom's MDM course here if you want.)

Anyway, my point is simply to try and avoid overly general statement and speaking for other people.

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By the way. There's a whole forum here just about classes and prep materials. You should definitely check it out.

http://engineerboards.com/forum/22-prep-class-study-material-review/

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