I just want to give some background for those that are on this thread and haven't taken it yet or took it and didn't pass this go around. This was my second time taking the Seismic Exam. I BRUTALLY failed the first time. I got deficient in almost every category. I had taken the Hiner course but did not give it my full attention. I zoned out watching the videos and skipped hard homework problems. My second round studying I really applied myself. I watched every Hiner video (and paid attention), did ALL the homework, and re-took all his exams (twice). I have also heard good things about AEI but I haven't taken the course so I can't speak on it. However, my second round studying I did purchase the 3 online practice exams by Ibrahim. These practice tests were definitely harder than Hiner's. For Hiner's practice exams my average was around 85%, but my average for Ibrahim's was 60%. I took the time to study the ones I got wrong on Ibrahim's practice exams and when I re-took all three my average went up to 85% as well. This is when I felt like I was ready to take the real Seismic Exam again and I was right because I finally passed! I didn't feel too pressed for time and only blindly guessed on 5. So, if you pick a course (Hiner or AEI), put in the work, and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE, you will pass. This test isn't about how smart you are, it is about how good of a test taker you are.
Congrats to everyone else that passed this month!