Alright folks, it is the end of the first week to take the big planning quiz in the pursuit of those four letters after name, A I C P .
SO Who took the exam this week and what did you think. OH yeah and can claim to be Another Insane Community Planner?
I'll go first.
Took it monday AM for the second time. Got there at 8:30am. Was done in about 2 hours 50 minutes (you get 3.5 hours) later. Being that this is my second time around it seemed easier and much of the stuff I focused on this year Theory, Case Law, and Important dates did not show up in the high numbers the seemed to be there last year.
I also thought there were fewer story problems this year. You know the kind, "Your the planning director for a large community who wants to put a ****ters in the alley behind the ........ you get the picture.
I got a bit nervious at one point. I was in a testing center with 8 computer stations and one of the other test takers (not AICP) had their computer crash on them. I was on question 130 or something like that when I heard him say under his breath F**Kin' computer. When the computer came back up most of his answers were saved but he did have to redo the section he was on when it crashed.
Another thing that ticked me off. Last year the test had 150 questions on it. THis year 170 questions. Come to find out they had sprinkled 20 test questions throughout the test. They said wrong answers would not count against our score but they didn't give us more time .
Either I was better prepared or the test was easier. What ever it was I've got it behind me and will never have to take it again since I passed.
Well what did you think? Share your story.
and for those taking it next week good luck.