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Out of curiosity, @DuranDuran PE what were the time gaps between your attempts, specifically the CBT attempts? Did you find it wise to jump into your next attempt quickly if you were close to passing?
1st attempt: Oct '18
2nd attempt: Oct '19 (don't recommend, but for personal reasons I skipped April)
3rd attempt: Dec 1st '20 (I studied a LOT for the two P/P scheduled and then cancelled for April and October 2020, respectively). The CBT was a different format and I didn't quite know what to expect, but I figured take it on the first available date so I could re-take as soon as I could if I failed.
4th attempt: March 27, '21 (I wanted some time to re-take a class and focus on things I was still weak on.)
5th attempt: June 10, '21 (I knew exactly what to study for and how. I focused on shorter, drill-type problems since the concepts were all still fresh in my mind. I made sure to close any gaps and used the concept "Don't practice until you get it right, practice until you can't get it wrong.")
 

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I didn't realize how many women were actually in this group. This is so, SO refreshing to see!!
I’ve noticed a lot of cats 🐈 in users’ icons, that must be a female user, I thought :)
I’m all for a diversity, but the skill set should be put first.

It is interesting that historically in my home country (where I was lucky to get 3 years of experience with engineers who had 40+ years of experience) female engineers take about 80% of office space. My first boss was a very nice lady that treated me like a son. I am so thankful to have her.

Most men there would make a shift to a construction early in their carrier as it is paid more.
 

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I’ve noticed a lot of cats 🐈 in users’ icons, that must be a female user, I thought :)
I’m all for a diversity, but the skill set should be put first.
My skill set includes:
- Crushing the patriarchy
- Being a great cat mom to the rescue we saved from a hoarding situation
- Being a damn fine engineer
 

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Failed again (2nd time) WRE…don’t know if I should change my PM depth. I work in commercial land development but don’t deal too much with water other than hydrology. Thinking of switching to transportation but idk…being at work sucks.
Hi friend. I took structural depth for the first time this October and don't have results. My plan for the red box is to try structural in the CBT format at least two times before visiting the idea of switching depth. Not sure if that helps, but that's my approach.
 

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Have there been any threads created for trying to determine the cut score? I passed, but I have some friends that didn't that are wanting to know how close they were to determine how to proceed for the CBT testing. Highest failing score I've seen so far is 49/80.
 

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Failed again (2nd time) WRE…don’t know if I should change my PM depth. I work in commercial land development but don’t deal too much with water other than hydrology. Thinking of switching to transportation but idk…being at work sucks.
I'm so sorry :( If your score was somewhat close to passing, I say stick with WRE! Actually, even if you weren't that close to passing I'd still recommend that! I got 40 on my 2nd attempt (I did even worse on my 2nd than my 1st!!), and then passed the 3rd time!! (I should note I took Civil Structural exam). So, you can totally do it! But I know there are people who have changed exams and crushed it.
 

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Have there been any threads created for trying to determine the cut score? I passed, but I have some friends that didn't that are wanting to know how close they were to determine how to proceed for the CBT testing. Highest failing score I've seen so far is 49/80.
I haven't seen anything here, but reddit has one going I believe. r/PE_Exam
 

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Have there been any threads created for trying to determine the cut score? I passed, but I have some friends that didn't that are wanting to know how close they were to determine how to proceed for the CBT testing. Highest failing score I've seen so far is 49/80.
If I don't see higher than a 49, I'm gonna be even more pissed. That means I was 3 questions away!
 

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