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# justin-hawaii

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Justin PE
• Birthday 12/16/1984

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1. ## NCEES Power PE Handbook Released for Upcoming CBT Exam - Thoughts?

The NCEES Power PE Handbook for the upcoming CBT exam has just been released. I was wondering what you all thought about the content that was released. One big thing that stood out was this statement, " In addition to the PE Electrical and Computer: Power Reference Handbook, the exam will include codes and standards for your use. A list of the material that will be included in your exam is available at ncees.org along with the exam specifications.". The list of the codes that seems to be included, National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)• National Electric Safety Code (ANSI C2)• Standard for Ele
2. ## Is MERM 13th edition useful in CBT in 2020?

I have been asking the engineers from our HVAC PE class to take surveys after they take their HVAC PE CBT exam. Please see the results below. Also if anyone else has taken the HVAC PE CBT exam and would like to contribute their feedback to their survey, please see the link below. 2020 HVAC PE Survey Link: https://forms.gle/R4dcWqR6kesuhFZS7 2020 HVAC PE Survey Results: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QVwsixRQ9b_tWXuC21qKDftzULEkKW94PKFr6C_tb1g/viewanalytics
3. ## Sharing Computer Based Exam (CBT) experience - PE Mechanical Engineering

My theory as to why there is an uneven amount of problems between the AM and PM session is that the first half includes the Basic Eng Practice (4-6), Thermo (4-6), Psych (7-11), Fluids(3-5), Heat Transfer(6-9), Energy/Mass Balance(4-6) and Heating/Cooling Loads(7-11). The second half includes HVAC Systems(16-24), HVAC Equipment(16-24) and Supportive Knowledge(3-5). Based on the outline, there is a range of the possible number of problems for the 1st half and second half. Assuming this is how the exam is split up. AM Session: 35 to 54 possible problems [Basic Eng Practice (4-6
4. ## Sharing Computer Based Exam (CBT) experience - PE Mechanical Engineering

Congratulations @MAHMOOD ASLAM QUMMAR and everyone else who passed. I am posting some information from one of our students in our HVAC class who took the exam a couple of weeks ago and passed. I thought the part about the format of the exam was very interesting. Our student lost some time on the second half of the exam because he didn't know how long it would take to get checked back into the afternoon portion of the exam, please see below. I also thought the information on drawing lines in the PDF was interesting. "If you feel good about the NCEES practice exam and the 6-minute
5. ## Engineering Pro Guides Online Power PE Prep Course

@daydreambeliever The October 2019 PE was the first time we provided an online version of our Power PE class. Please see the raw survey results below. We keep our feedback anonymous and ask for ways to improve. Some of the feedback was difficult to hear, but we definitely are incorporating the feedback into this next upcoming class. Some of the feedback was good too! Engineering Pro Guides Power PE Products Survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Y3QCBhonti2TueDxw12-OWIEVYa4kNG7PBmpkoi48_g/viewanalytics Engineering Pro Guides Power PE Course Survey: https://docs.google.
6. ## ulua808    justin-hawaii

As long as I have been taking the PE exam, I've noticed that Hawaii engineers would sometimes get their notification in the mail first. Do you know if that is the case this time around?

7. ## Oct 2019 - Failing scores

NCEES just released their pass rates for the October 2019 exam. https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/pass-rates/ For context, I have the last pass rates. Feel free to check my math, but it seems like this test was harder than previous tests. October 2019 - Overall pass rate - (1106 x 50% + 726 x 26%) / (1106 + 726) = 40.4% April 2019 - Overall pass rate - 50% October 2018 - Overall pass rate - 43% April 2018 - Overall pass rate - 49% https://www.engproguides.com/power-pe-survey.html
8. ## October 2019 Results Map

NCEES updated their pass rates. https://ncees.org/engineering/pe/pass-rates/
9. ## Oct 2019 - Failing scores

This is the latest that I have from my survey. I'll post the link once I finish my analysis of the results. I ask people to put their score in terms of number of correct as opposed to percentage. In my opinion, the 55 is probably a percentage, as opposed to 55 out of 80.
10. ## Engineering Pro Guides "Final Exam"

Sorry for the delayed response. I use the final exam in the last four weeks of my class. We do a simulated exam broken up into 4, two hour sessions. The problems are different from the full exam. The full exam is used during the first 8 weeks of the class.
11. ## Retaking HVAC October 2019 need help

That is probably another area where you can get some easy points.
12. ## Retaking HVAC October 2019 need help

@Mechanical Ryan You can do it! You were so close. Do you work with the ASHRAE Handbooks at your job?
13. ## Results of April 2019 Power PE Survey

I concur. I definitely rushed to make that webpage. I'll go back later on and translate the information to a table.
14. ## Results of April 2019 Power PE Survey

My feeling on the cut score is that it is much lower than what was shared. Without a diagnostic report to confirm, it is hard to tell. But I'm just posting the results of the survey and everyone can make their own conclusions. I have been helping people study who did not pass and I have looked at their diagnostic. The highest fail score of the 5 I've seen is 49 out of 80.
15. ## Results of April 2019 Power PE Survey

I am overly fearful of posting any information that could be construed as sharing actual exam content.
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