Category Archive: CDS Exam

Feb 11

ARE Advisor Vignette Series – Complete Package

The ARE Advisor Vignette Series Complete Package is now available for candidates looking to prepare for the ARE. As I’m sure you’re well aware, each ARE exam division is broken down into a multiple-choice section and a vignette section. Personally, I feel that many people under-prepare for the vignette section of each test and that …

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Jan 11

Taking the CDS, PPP and SPD Exams First

Trying to plan our the order of your ARE exams is important for all candidates to do both prior to starting your exams as well as after you start taking. It’s always a good idea for ARE candidates to come up with a plan of attack before starting the exams. This helps give you a …

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Jan 12

Using The AIA Contract Documents To Study For The ARE

There are a lot of people that have found that using the AIA Contract Documents to study for the ARE can be very helpful on the CDS exam. This specific section of the Construction Documents and Services exam gives a lot of candidates trouble because they lack experience dealing with contract documents. Think about it, …

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Jan 02

Taking The Construction Documents ARE Exam First

Even though there is no right or wrong order to scheduling your ARE exams, taking the construction documents ARE exam first may be something to look in to. I’ve always stressed that your ARE exam order should be based on your personal comfort level with that material, but there are definitely some benefits to knocking …

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Aug 01

ARE Advisor Vignette Series – CDS Vignette Guide

Welcome to the CDS Vignette Guide, a part of the ARE Advisor Vignette Series. I’d like to introduce you to this downloadable eBook that is designed to walk you through the building section vignette step-by-step! Like I’ve said throughout this site, I believe that the vignette portion of every ARE test is by far the …

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