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Success is Born of Strategy

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I feel there are several key pieces of information that everyone needs to know to be successful, and I’d like to share those with you. You should not approach this exam in a random or casual manner if you want to pass. You need to make a strategic decision in choosing which exam to take, you need to prepare strategically, and you need to have a strategic approach to solving problems on the exam itself. In my two Exam Strategy videos, I outline the steps I have found can lead to success in each of these areas.

Keep in mind that the paper-and-pencil versions of the Mechanical exams are no longer being offered. From 2020 onward, these exams are offered in a computer-based test format only. This exam format presents you with new challenges that changes everything about how you prepare for the exam. I explain more about the challenges of the new CBT Mechanical Exams in these videos and in my article, “Change Is Here,” at drtomsclassroom.com.

– Dr. Tom

“The new CBT format is going to present you with an exam experience that is more challenging and one for which carefully preparing and choosing your exam references will no longer give you an advantage. A new approach is needed, and that is exactly what we have developed. 

– Dr. Tom

NEW 2020 CBT MECHANICAL PE EXAM STRATEGY – Part 1

Mechanical PE Exam Overview and Deciding which Exam to Select.

In this video, I go over the format of the NEW 2020 CBT Mechanical Engineering PE Exam and explain my recommendations on which exam to choose, based on your education, work experience and the characteristics of each Mechanical Exam: HVAC & Refrigeration, Machine Design & Materials, and Thermal & Fluids Systems.

Many of you may already know which Exam you will be taking, but I recommend that you view this video anyway for the general information about the exam. Keep in mind that the paper-and-pencil versions of the Mechanical exams are no longer being offered. From 2020 onward, these exams will be offered in a computer-based test format only. This exam format presents you with new challenges that changes everything about how you prepare for the exam. I explain more about the challenges of the new CBT Mechanical Exams in this video and in my article, “Change Is Here,” at drtomsclassroom.com.

I hope this video helps you understand the new exam format better and helps you make the best choice for you.

“I initially was more comfortable with the prospect of taking the Mechanical Systems portion of the exam. However, after hearing Dr. Tom’s pitch for the Thermal Fluids portion of the exam, I switched gears, and I could not have been more pleased with the results.”

– Chris, PE, Toms River, New Jersey

NEW 2020 CBT MECHANICAL PE EXAM STRATEGY – Part 2

Recommendations During the Exam

Passing the PE Exam requires more than just knowing how to solve problems. You need a solid plan for organizing your review from day one and for solving problems on exam day. In this video, I go over my recommendations on how to best structure your review before the exam, and my strategies for problem-solving on exam day.

Keep in mind that the paper-and-pencil versions of the Mechanical exams are no longer being offered. From 2020 onward, these exams will be offered in a computer-based test format only. This exam format presents you with new challenges that changes everything about how you prepare for the exam. I explain more about the challenges of the new CBT Mechanical Exams in this video and in my article, “Change Is Here,” at drtomsclassroom.com.

If you have prepared properly, then you should be able to walk into the exam with confidence in your ability to tackle whatever the exam my throw at you. That’s half the battle in passing this exam.

I hope this video helps you with your exam preparation and on exam day.

“All the hours following the Dr. Tom method paid off. One of the critical items to my success was the test-taking strategy of taking multiple passes and not allowing myself to become too hung up on any one question. I recommend Dr. Tom courses, they were worth both my money and time investments.”

– Chris Bakey, PE, Cochranville, PA

The Computer Based Mechanical PE Exam Experience
Part 1: The Big Picture (2020)

In this video, I talk about the biggest challenges you will experience with the new computer-based test format (CBT) of the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam. Keep in mind that the paper-and-pencil versions of the Mechanical exams are no longer being offered. From 2020 onward, these exams will be offered in the CBT format only. 
 
This exam format presents you with new challenges that changes everything about how you prepare for the exam. I share my thoughts on these challenges in this video, including: 
 
• No Outside References 
• Review Time Management 
• Exam-Day Time Management 
 
Check out my other video: Computer Based Mechanical PE Exam Experience – Part 2: The Details for more information on this conversion. You can also find more of my thoughts on the CBT format in my “Change Is Here” article. 
 
 I hope this video helps you understand the new exam format better. 

The Computer Based Mechanical PE Exam Experience
Part 2: The Details (2020)

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