Yes, although the questions and solutions are on-line, all content can be downloaded and printed.
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Go to the pereview.net home page and click on the tab “STORE” on the top of the page. It will take you to a set of materials useful for the PE exam. Click on “Permissible Calculators” (on the left under ‘powered by Amazon’). You’ll see all of the permissible calculators. We like the HP calculators the [...]
No – the subscription is in your name and is for you alone.
An unofficial estimate is 70%. Go to the link to NCEES below where they explain the rationale.
These are delivered in PDF format. You download the files, print them, and then take the exams under “exam conditions”. The detailed solutions will enable you to score your own efforts. The solutions will help you fix your mistakes. The timing is the key because it will prepare you for the unusual 4 hour format.
You can try the 2-hour exams under timed conditions; or you can double up two exams to simulate the ‘real thing’. You can even set up a full day’s worth (4hours + 4hours) to get the complete experience!
Most states permit three-ring binders with notes. Some do not allow collections of solved problems. Some allow only textbooks and standard reference handbooks. Contact your state board for details. NCEES has an approved list of calculators and candidates must use a calculator from the approved list. Their current list can be found at: http://www.ncees.org/news/index.php?release_id=44
All states take the same exam prepared by the NCEES. However, certain states individually have additional exam rules about what you can take into the exam, and what you can’t. Contact your state board for details.
There are two four-hour examinations, each with 40 multiple-choice questions. The morning examination is general covering all Civil Engineering disciplines.
Yes. The PE Exam has an unusual format (two 4-hour exams in one day!) and timing will be critical. Taking the 2-hour practice exams will sharpen your exam technique. There are ten 2-hour practice exams with 20 questions in each, with new exams added recently. They cover all five disciplines.
No. All you need is audio and video so that you can hear and see the instruction video.
No. We host the service. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection. If your Operating System is more than 3 years old, you’ll probably have to update some key components such as “Windows Media Player”. The video demos are delivered in “High Definition Flash”. It’s just like “You-Tube”, only better.
Yes. You can upgrade any time.
No. But we believe that if you apply yourself to the program, your chances of passing are good. Your subscription runs for a year so you’ll be able to use it for a second try at the exam, if needed.
No. All materials you need are available on the site.
Yes. Dial-up will work, but the video can be a little “lumpy” at times. Other subscribers have used 56k modems and have watched the videos. Remember also, you can work from any computer with an internet connection. Some people put an hour in after work.
The material is all online. You download the problems and watch the videos which are streamed.
About 15 seconds.
As many times as you want.
No. All materials are downloaded from the web site.
We used to offer subscriptions for 365 days. But now, you get the subscription to cover at least two exam cycles. So, if today is June 1st, and you subscribe today, it will run until the October exam date, of the next year.
Yes. When we identify that you have downloaded the problems and activated the video demonstrations, you can download your own certificate of completion, through the site.
26 modules, each with 8 problems. They’re arranged in disciplines and by sub-topic. See PE Course Content.
Video delivered to your pc or mac – just like “You Tube”.
You get a PDF with a partial solution for each demo problem – the video is a demonstration of how to do the problem – you ‘work-along’ with the instructor filling in the essential calculations, as he does. This way, the material sticks!
Yes – we developed new Construction Modules and other changes.
We have a cool algorithm that monitors subscription, activity, video runs, and practice exam access. We issue certificates when we can identify a minimum measure of subscriber activity and that you have secured an overall score average of 70% in the Practice Exams. You get two attempts, so you can always go back and fix [...]
Some of you will be selective covering those areas that are your weaker points. But if you were to cover the entire course, it would take 30 to 40 hours of study. Take a look at the right side-bar on the home page where you’ll find a handy estimator. It takes the number of days [...]
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