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  1. solomonb

    Working Overseas

    Take a civilian engineering position in the Department of Defense at one of the overseas military installations. You have government benefits, are able to shop on base, work on some real interesting and stimulating projects and have the opportunity for the spouse to work on the installation as...
  2. solomonb

    What's my Chemical PE Good For?

    I will argue differently. I don't know the chemical discipline, so I trust what has been written is true and accurate. HOWEVER, the key to having a PE is the following. A. You don't know what the future holds. None of us do--however, having your PE now will preclude stress and pressure...
  3. solomonb

    Fe passing score

    DO NOT worry about the raw score or anything else. Worry about knowing the information on the exams. You should be able to know what to do by seeing the problem. If you don't know what to do, don't understand the problem, then you are not ready to take the exam. Study and review the material...
  4. solomonb

    is the quiz bank from ppi2pass a good source?

    The only one to answer this question is YOU. Go to NCEES and review the elements of examination on the exam. Make damn sure that you understand and know, really know, each of the topic areas on the exam. If you do, you are golden. If not, then you have some work to do. As many on this board...
  5. solomonb

    Just got my results back after my second attempt...

    There is no reason to take the FE exam more than once. If you have had not passed the second time, take the review course at Prepineer.com. Do all of the course work, take the practice exams and then pass the test. There is nothing wrong with taking a review course. Yes, it costs money...
  6. solomonb

    FE CBT RESULT DIAGNOSTIC

    If you have taken the FE once and failed, don't screw around. Go to Prepineer.com, sign up for your discipline specific exam review, take the course and then go pass the FE exam. There is no reason to take this more than 1 time. As has been mentioned above, you have to score at least...
  7. solomonb

    Life changed after PE?

    JB66-- Get up and MOVE! There are a lot of opportunities out here-- I know of several here in the rural South that are ideal, great money, great living, however, away from an urban environment. That may or not work for you. Moving and changing companies/locations is the only way in which to...
  8. solomonb

    How to deal with PE test anxiety?

    OK, don't panic--that is step 1. We have all been through this, so we fully understand the anxiety that you are feeling. Remember, don't make this any harder than it really is! You will do just fine! Study hard every day and really know and understand the elements of examination that are...
  9. solomonb

    Places to Volunteer as an Engineer?

    Let's look at this a little differently. Find a non profit that you are interested in-- it could be the foodbank, Head Start, Boys and Girls club-- something that you are interested in. Go there and volunteer. You will find that your engineering skills will be used-- Oh, you may not design...
  10. solomonb

    Interpretation of CBT Diagnostic Report

    Sign up for the Prepineer.com review course. You can take the review on line-- there is plenty of help available and you will be able to nail this test the next time. As mentioned above, you need significant work in most areas. You did the ethics problems all right, 15/15. My advice is to...
  11. solomonb

    Pay Raise?

    The issue of balking about new business cards is petty and trivial, however, if that is the mindset of the company, now is the time to find a new opportunity. There are a lot of PE opportunities available!! Again, no reason to get ugly or confrontational with your boss, you may he/she...
  12. solomonb

    Pay Raise?

    DO NOT let the boys bully you regarding the PE and no raise. There is NO LOYALITY to the employee, irrespective of what the code of values says in the foyer of the main office. It does no good to sit and bitch-- move out and make something happen. Now, if you have not kept your resume up to...
  13. solomonb

    PE Controls

    I believe that you will have to test if you wish to become licensed as PE Controls engineer in addition to being a PE Power licensee. I question why you would wish to take the PE control examination if you already have the PE Power license? If you are in a discipline license state, then I...
  14. solomonb

    Where were you when you got the exam results

    Dec 20, 2007-- At the post office! I had taken a review class and one of the guys from Texas had sent us an email that said that Texas results were out and he had passed. I went to the post office a couple of days later because I could not get there earlier. There were 2 letters-- one from...
  15. solomonb

    Need Help with PE License Rules

    Most of the state web sites will tell you if you need both the FE and PE exams, without exemption. I know in Florida that if you are a PE and waived the FE due to experiential ability, Florida will require that you take the FE even though you are licensed in some other state. I believe that is...
  16. solomonb

    NCEES 2020 Model Law Changed - No More MS Degree Required

    Technology and science are changing too fast to not want to gain more information/knowledge about how your field is changing. Those that believe that going back to school will produce no additional learning are correct-- if that is your attitude. Conversely, those that believe that they will...
  17. solomonb

    New grad, struggling to find a job..

    Rusky-- this topic has been well addressed on this board- actually happens every 6 months when folks graduate. To save the hassle of trying to find the data and I don't know where exactly it is posted, tell us about yourself. What do you wish to do? Where did you go to school? Post a resume...
  18. solomonb

    General Exam Question - Michigan

    Smilestar-- Each state is different. To be positive, call the state board tomorrow and find out. No reason to believe that you are OK and then find out that some rule has changed since the last guy took the test. This is a matter where you need to call the state board and ask. They will tell...
  19. solomonb

    PMP Certification

    Dexman-- Thanks! You have provided, in my mind, good insight into the PMP process. As I said, I am not interested in doing it, in my mind the PE is far better, but I do recognize and understand that many government contracts and some private firms believe that the PMP is the real key to...
  20. solomonb

    PMP Certification

    OK, tell us your thoughts on the PMP review, exam, etc. Was it what everyone said, lots of memorization, easier than PE, any "hints" that you have. I have no interest in taking the PMP, however, know lots of folks that do. Share your insight with the group, please.
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