ARE 5.0 Project Management Practical Applications

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Project Management can feel like spinning plates. There are 50 things moving at one time and someone has to keep them all going. With a little practice and lots of insight, you’ll be amazed at all the stuff you’ll be able balance. In this video series, our experts will walk you through how to manage contracts, quality, consultants, resources, suppliers, and, of course, your own team.

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Among a number of notable firms, we’ll take you to award-winning AS + GG Architecture in Illinois where you’ll learn how they handle team communication, cost estimates, and budgets. You’ll also get an inside look at how the firm tracks projects and keeps them on schedule. From there, travel to Corpus Cristi, Texas to see how Bartlett Cocke Beecroft combined brilliant design with solid project management to create one of the city’s most iconic buildings.

When you’re finished viewing, don’t be surprised if the ARE 5.0 Project Management Exam seems a lot less intimidating.

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Video Lectures

Sometimes watching video of experts who’ve been and there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the PcM video lectures and real-life application videos. Respected architects from around the corner and around the globe use graphs, animations, and 3D models to help you understand everything you need to know about Practice Management.

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Practice Exams

The PjM practice exam covers off everything you’ll want to know come test-time, making it a great barometer for gauging your Project Management skills. As an added bonus, it mirrors the actual exam, down to the functionality, format, and color with 3 forms to practice from. That means you won’t be surprised by the questions, or the look and feel of the exam itself.

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Know your way around acronyms like, NAAB, NCARB, and AIA. Figure out what “Level 5” leadership means. Identify the most common ethics violations. If it’s on the test, it’ll be on the flashcards. Review, shuffle, and mark cards as mastered on your phone. You can even make your own. For those feeling extra motivated, each card links to a video lecture if you want to dive deeper.

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