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Friday, July 15, 2022

What is the FE Exam FastTrack Method ? (Check out this Hack!)

What is the FE Exam FastTrack Method?

Are you looking for a no BS approach to passing the Fe Exam?   Are you ready for the most straight forward and practical advice you can get?   

Did you ever have a feeling that most of your professors in college were useless idiots and had no common sense? 

If so, keep reading.  

The FastTrack method is something I personally developed throughout my years in school. But looking back, I think I borrowed the concept from Tony Robbins.  One of his first books talked about Modeling. Tony was able to become an expert marksmen (Rifle Shooter) by just spending time with and studying real life marksmen. It's called Modeling. In order to learn a new topic -using a technique called "accelerated learning"  - studying classroom theory on the subject isn't the most effective way.  All you have to do is just model the expert already doing it. Why waste time learning useless theory? What is going through their minds? What steps are they taking? What is their inner mind saying? What are they really focusing on? What are the actual skills? What did they do in their training practices that really lead to results?   

By using the same type of thinking and accelerated learning,  I realized that I could teach anyone how to pass the FE Exam even if they didn't have a degree in engineering.  The skills that it takes to pass an exam is very different than the way you are taught in a classroom. 

I was always a great student and test taker in college. But I always wondered why it took professors sometimes weeks to teach something... when they could have told me the 2-3 formulas right in the beginning? Why did it seem like they going around the block to explain something?  Why did they make it harder than it needed to be? Why were they being so cryptic in some of these approaches? 

It didn't make sense how sometimes nothing seemed to tie together.  And I'm sure we all had that one professor who took an entire week to derive an equation that was already in the textbook. Why!?  It always frustrated me.  I also had several professors who grossly over complicated many topics.  Almost as if they were trying to prove how smart they were. 

In addition, as soon as I graduated from engineering school, I quickly discovered how little I actually knew. I was SO GREEN. I had no concept of how a business really operates. I also had no clue about codes, regulations, standard operating procedures, funding (most of the time-lack of it), budgeting, economics, accounting, company policy, politics, working with coworkers, dealing with difficult supervisors, working with incompetent bosses, dealing with annual performance reviews, learning how not to rock the boat, learning the secrets to getting noticed and promoted, etc. 

I questioned how could I go through a 5 year engineering program (yes! at the time) and realize that I know absolute nothing about the real world or why school is the way it is?  Looking back, I was barely an employable engineer! Sure, I could do a few statics problems and rattle off some theory, but could I really engineer anything? No. 

I quickly discovered and realized that the skills that you learn in school are totally different than what it takes to actually "practice engineering" for a company.  Please don't get me wrong, school gave me the basic engineering principles, ability to think, not give up when times get difficult, develop a great work ethic, stick with something until the end, how to work with classmates, and the ability to learn and teach myself (the most important thing), etc.  However, you actually learn engineering on the job and through self study. 

I understand now that college isn't designed to teach you any specific way to design something or filter out the useless things that aren't important.  It just represents what real learning could be. It's their job to show you everything - including the useless material, the boring theory, the complicated equation deriving, the impossible exams, the homework that doesn't reflect what was shown in the classroom.  It's the theory of engineering...not how to be real-life engineer. Especially, not specifically how to pass the FE Exam. They aren't they to teach you the easiest or most common sense way to figure something out.  They follow a pre- determined script. Therefore, if you want to know how to pass the FE Exam, do not listen to your professor.  He probably knows the worst way to prepare for it. 

That is when I had the idea to start writing test preparation material.  No one worked more practice problems than me. I know all the tricks and what's important or not. By using Modeling, I wrote several books on different types of exams.  I am really good at weeding out all of the BS and can focus on the things that actually mater.  I can teach people how to pass an exam.  I have very specific strategies, mindsets, tricks, and hints, that I developed that teaches this.... I can't teach you how to be a successful engineer, but I can teach you how to pass this exam.  

If you want to learn how to invest and take care of your financial life, all you have to do is search online for the best information or buy a few good basic books. You do not have you go major in accounting or finance for 4 years. I have many friends with those degrees but up to their heads in massive debt and no savings. The degree doesn't guarantee that you will be successful. Your engineering degree doesn't mean you ready to pass the FE Exam.  However, test taking is a special set of skills you can learn.  That's where the FastTrack Method comes into play. 

What's important on this exam is not the same as real life. 

The Fast Track Method:

- No Boring Lectures about Theory (which isn't on the exam so why waste time on it)

- If you have been out of the classroom and working for sometime, this is the best method. 

- We go straight to working practice problems (we learn the tricks and common mistakes for each equation during this time. We learn where all the important equations are located in the FE Handbook)

- When we learn something important - when working through the practice problems- we write it down on a separate sheet of paper called a "Cheat Sheet".  For example, when using this equation, make sure the units are in cubic feet per second not GPM.  Or, when using this equation, I can find the Moment of Inertia (I) for common shapes in the table on page 89 of the FE Handbook, etc.. (This is all explained in the book).  This Cheat Sheet serves a reminder for you as you study.   Always study it. 

- We study and take notes in a specific way so we can develop Pattern Recognition (This is Key)

- We don't waste time on hard practice problems (flagging these during the exam is important -the book explains why)

- We show you the great tables in the FE Handbook that will save you time (Tables on moment of inertia for certain shapes, shear and bending moment diagrams already worked out for you,  HVAC, etc)

- We teach you specific strategies to pass this exam. 

- We tell you all the little things to expect at the test taking center so you don't mess up. 

- We don't waste time or money on expensive prep courses or videos.  

- I will get you to pass this exam, but you're on your own after that. 


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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

FE Exam Other Disciplines (The Easiest Exam!)





The Other Disciplines Exam is considered the easiest of all exams. If you are unsure which exam to take, you should take this one. This exam is perfect for anyone who doesn't know which specialty they want to go into.  The categories- as you can see below- do not go deep into a specific topic areas. It's "general" in nature. In fact, this exam used to be called the "General Exam".  They eventually changed it to the "Other Disciplines Exam". 

If you are short on time (and the thought of studying gear trains/cams/fatigue stress or concrete/steel design scares you) and want to spend less time preparing for the FE, take this exam.

Below are the main categories with the anticipated % of questions. If you would like to see a more detailed list of topic areas under each of these categories, please visit NCEES.


Other Disciplines Exam Categories:

Mathematics                                                   (8 to 12 questions)

Probability and Statistics                                (6 to 9 questions)

Chemistry                                                       (5 to 8 questions)

Instrumentation and Controls                         (4 to 6 questions)

Engineering Ethics and Societal Impacts       (5 to 8 questions)

Safety, Health, and Environment                   (6 to 9 questions)

Engineering Economics                                 (6 to 9 questions)

Statics                                                            (9 to 14 questions)

Dynamic                                                    (9 to 14 questions)

Strength of Materials                                 (9 to 14 questions)

Fluid Mechanics                                            (12 to 18 questions)

Basic Electrical Engineering                         (6 to 9 questions)

Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer             (9 to 14 questions)

Saturday, July 9, 2022

FE Exam Mechanical


The Mechanical Exam categories are shown below. If you compare with the Other Disciplines categories, there are 1
0 topics that are the same.  Obviously, this exam gets into exam specific topics such as Material Properties and Processes, Measurement, Instrumentation, Controls, Mechanical Design and Analysis. 

Below are the main categories with the anticipated % of questions. If you would like to see a more detailed list of topic areas under each of these categories, please visit NCEES.


Other Disciplines Exam Categories:

Mathematics                                                   (6 to 9 questions)

Probability and Statistics                                (4 to 6 questions)

Electricity and Magnetism                             (5 to 8 questions)

Ethics and Professional Practice                    (4 to 6 questions)

Engineering Economics                                 (4 to 6 questions)

Statics                                                            (9 to 14 questions)

Dynamics, Kinematics, and Vibrations         (10 to 15 questions)

Mechanics of Materials                             (9 to 14 questions)

Fluid Mechanics                                            (10 to 15 questions)

Material Properties and Processes                  (7 to 11 questions)

Thermodynamics                                           (10 to 15 questions)

Heat Transfer                                                (7 to 11 questions)

Measurement, Instrumentation, Controls      (5 to 8 questions) 

Mechanical Design and Analysis                 (10 to 15 questions)

Thursday, July 7, 2022

4.2 out of 5 Stars on Amazon (Going Strong!)

After 8 years on Amazon, we're still going strong with 4.1 out of 5 Stars!  Thank you for your continued support.  



We love reading the positive test taking experiences we receive each day ! Keep 'em coming.  We strive to keep the book updated and free from errors. As we tell our students, they are so much more capable than what they currently believe.  It really isn't about passing the test, it's about creating kids who now believe in themselves. 

I really believe that what makes this book very popular is not the actual prep questions and explanations, it's the upfront sections in which we explain the "Inner Game" of test taking. We try to show that if you can visualize your goals, then it can come true. In life, you get what you see (in your mind)... and only then is it possible.  Most of the positive reviews we receive have to do with not only how the book helped them pass the test but also the upfront sections as well. We thank you. 

You can never be greater than the Self-Image that you currently have of yourself in your mind's eye. We try to show how to create a better self-image, in order to reach your goals.  By understanding that thoughts are things, you literally become what you think about all day long. Your current Self-Image is like a thermostat, and it is designed to keep you where you are currently at in order to preserve energy!   Your subconscious mind controls your every move.. so the trick is to learn how to change it in order to unlock your full potential. 

Monday, July 4, 2022

Does it Matter Which FE Exam I take?

 


Does it matter which Fe Exam I take?  The answer is NO!

You should take the exam that you feel most comfortable with... even if you have a degree in mechanical engineering, you can choose to take the Other Disciplines Exam. The Exam discipline doesn't have to match your degree.  

In fact, we recommend that Mechanical and Civil Engineers take the Other Disciplines Exam.  The “Other Disciplines” option is ideal if you have more of a general engineering education and don't want to spend a lot of time relearning old material. 


The following are the different FE Exams that you can take:

  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Electrical and Computer
  • Environmental
  • Industrial and Systems
  • Mechanical
  • Other Disciplines

Sunday, July 3, 2022

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