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- May 19, 2016
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I read the entire study kit, but the CM Standards of Practice pretty much covered all of the other CMAA references, with the individual references possibly going into slightly more detail. The CII's Best Practices Guide: Improving Project Performance covers different material, so you will need that publication.Rugger,
When you say you spent 2 weeks studying the publications, did you study only the two primary publications
Or did you study everything in the study kit?
- CMAA's "CM Standards of Practice"
- CII's Best Practice's Guide "Improving Project Performance IR 166-3"
The following materials are included in the study kit:
If you studied the entire study kit was it necessary or would the two primary publications have been enough?
- CMAA Capstone Course: An Introduction to the CM Profession
- CM Standards of Practice
- CMAA Contract Administration Guidelines
- CMAA Cost Management Procedures
- CMAA Quality Management Guidelines
- CMAA Sustainability Guidelines
- CMAA Time Management Guidelines
- Sample of A-Series Contracts ~ A-1: Standard form of agreement between owner & CM
- Sample of CM-at-Risk Contracts ~ CMAR-1: Standard form of agreement between owner & CM
- CII's Best Practices (IR166-3)
If you know those two publications inside and out you should be able to pass the test. With a passing score of 65% and a passing rate of 83%, the exam is not overtly difficult if you prepare for it and have a general construction management knowledge base.
In the 2 weeks I spent studying, I averaged reading one publication a day around the Christmas Holiday for two weeks. Our office was open, but only a handful of people were there and it was easy find a corner and read the publications.
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