Let’s be honest, tests aren’t fun. They’re stressful, time consuming, and can weigh on your mind like a Type I, four-story building. We know it because we’ve been there. Our goal is to help lighten the load by presenting an exam that looks, feels, and functions like the actual exam itself. We combed through the PPD section of the handbook to make sure everything you need to know is covered off in the practice exam. Then we designed and programmed it to feel like the real thing. The moment you see the first question on test day, you’ll realize, “I got this.”
The ARE® handbook is a great reference in prep for your exams. The only problem is, it can be kind of intimidating. Rather than pouring over it for hours to extract what you think might be the most important pieces of info, we did it for you. Licensed architects and a psychometrician went through every word, of every page, of every objective in the PPD section of the handbook and identified all the must-knows based on their experience taking the exam. Then they turned those nuggets of info into test questions. The result is a practice exam that’s as close to the real thing as you can get with 3 forms to practice from.
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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 PPD 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 Project Planning & Design.Learn more
Sometimes videos featuring experts who’ve been there and done that, can make content a whole lot more understandable...and relatable. That’s the idea behind the PPD Practical 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 Project Planning & Design.Learn more
Know your way around acronyms like ADA and IECC. Figure out what “Type IV Construction” is. Identify the minimum required clearance in front of an electrical panel. 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 with an in-depth explanation of the term or concept.Learn more
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“It just a provides a good framework for understanding the tough questions on the exams without actually having to know the specific information. You can tease out the answers as you would in real life just knowing where to look thanks to the Black Spectacles method.”