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Become A Project Management Pro

Get ready for the ARE® 5.0 Project Management (PjM) exam with video lectures, practice exams and flashcards. Prepare on your own schedule, or in one of our structured groups, or with a private tutor. All materials are designed by ARE veterans and built in alignment with NCARB’s exam objectives.

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About Project Management

Good (or bad) project management can make or break any architecture project. ARE’s Project Management (PjM) exam focuses on organizing principles, managing contracts and consultant management. It covers resource management, work planning, contracts, project execution and project quality control. We’ll help you learn the ins and outs of organization charts, project documentation and projects requirements.

PjM Division Study Materials & Resources

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Video Lectures

Instructor Mike Newman is the master of project management. He explains assembling teams, scope of work, scope creep and reducing risks and liabilities. Practical Application videos relate real-life projects back to the exam objectives.

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Practical Applications

Get a real-time discussion with a Senior Architect from one of the top firms to learn how they handle projects. Feel like you’re sitting right next to the presenter as he reviews AIA Contracts, scope of work, and how they estimate fees. Available with your Pro Subscription.

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Practice Exams

Become a Project Management test taking pro. Our practice exams are as close as you’ll get to the real deal, including 3 individual forms. Questions cover compliance, work plans and delivery methods. Every question is linked to ARE’s real exam objectives.

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Digital Flashcards

What’s top-down budgeting? When do you use a memoranda? How do you calculate a break-even fee? Master these pre-made PjM flashcards and create new ones to add to your deck. Study them all from your phone.

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Virtual Workshops

In Project Management Virtual Workshops feel confident you’re focusing on and understanding the most important key concepts - work plans, scheduling and project requirements as well as other complex areas. Led by a licensed architect, engage in virtual, interactive group exercises that hone in on the top four PjM topics candidates report struggling with. After the exercise, continue to reinforce those skills in a live Q&A - an opportunity to ask any ARE-related questions with a licenced architect. Virtual Workshops run in a 4-week cycle, with no start or end date. Once your membership starts, you can hop into the cycle, and in 4 weeks you’ll cover all the topics. If you elect to stay for more than one month, you’ll review the same topics again, but with new exercises - so you can really ensure you’ve mastered these concepts. And remember, with your Black Spectacles membership, you get access to content for all six divisions, so you can switch over to a different exam’s workshops at any time. Available with your Expert Subscription.

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Choose Your Membership

With your membership, gain access to all 6 divisions simultaneously so you can crank up your ARE studying and save money by taking all the exams in a shortened amount of time! If your life can’t accommodate that right now, sign up for a 6 or 12 month membership and get up to 2 months free. We know everyone has a different learning and studying style, which is why all of Black Spectacles materials are flexible and at your fingertips wherever and whenever you can find an internet connection. So which will it be - the tortoise or the hare? Choose from one of our four membership options and mold your path to passing the ARE to your personal preference.

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