April 30, 2019
I just took it the second time. It is a complete scam!! You are given the test on a 15" monitor. Of that 15" monitor, a window 1/4 the size of the screen pops up with the exhibits. Locating info via given grid lines is near impossible, time-consuming, and frustrates the hell out of you.
There are typos, missing exhibits, freezing test software, absent proctors. I think Pearson VUE is just plain crap. I would like to testANY else if that is possible. Does anyone know of an alternative to this horrible testing method?
September 9, 2019
Can anyone of you who attended the reinforced concrete plans exams share your experience on it?
September 5, 2019
If anyone of you attended the reinforced concrete plans exams please share your experience regarding it?
April 17, 2018
- My experience is just like everyone else's. The plans are spread out between questions and the bad technology eats up your time. I've appealed to the ICC concerning this test to no avail. All I see are countless people with similar accounts being gipped out of their fee and any potential income increase for whatever amount of time. Maybe a class action law suit would correct the issue. This just isn't a fair deal.
July 6, 2015
If you're having issues with the exam or questionable questions on the exam, you should be directing your questions to Michelle Porter
May 15, 2019
Without knowing the question its plainly impossible to answer. Sorry
February 15, 2019
I have recently taken the plans and don’t understand how I got none of the concrete placement questions right. I have failed by 1 question 3 times do to this. I’ve never had an issue with reading plans and have been doing this for over 10yrs. If someone has any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong, please let me know. No one at my company has taken this and ICC refuses to check the test for errors. I’ve also had 3 questions that I had to go to other questions to get the drawings required to answer them. I was asked about column lines and given no drawings to reference the column lines to start with.
September 18, 2017
I just took the plans module a couple weeks ago. It was rough. I failed it. The graphics are crappy at best, you have to use the scroll bars to move around, and you have to x out to adjust the zoom to be able to see what your looking at. It's a strange way to do things. All that stuff eats up so much time. Im taking the plans module again this Saturday 12/15/18. I keep trying to find a way to prepair for this test but there doesn't seem to be a way to self study. I'm already an inspector and quite proficient at reading plans but these digital ones got me. I was able to pass the code section with ease and aced the ACI tests. At least this time I know what to expect for the plans.
December 8, 2017
This has to be the worst joke ever played on someone trying to pass this. This test is garbage! If I am spending $139 on a PLANS test then give me PLANS!
February 9, 2016
Use the notepad and pen they give you. 4 questions to ask about a specific location or have lots of specifics, write down the location and key points of the question on the notepad. That way you will not have to go back and forth between the plans and the question.
Also, spend a lot of time on the tutorial at the beginning of the test. It will not prepare you for how hard it is to follow grid lines, but it will give you a chance to try out the zoom and learn how to move the pages around.
Best way to discribe the digital plans would be to imagine trying to look at a set of plans on Windows 3.1...... You cannot use the scroll wheel on the mouse. You must click the up down left or right arrows to move the page. To zoom you must click on a toolbar and change the percentage of zoom. Be warned that changing the zoom while you were reviewing a plan returned you back to the question screen after you change the zoom.
March 29, 2018
if some of you have done recently reinforced concrete plans exam with pearson vue please share the way you did it. it is not a matter of knowing or not how to read plans. it is about how to handle that software.
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