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CCC/CCE Exams

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Haresh Jayanth
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I want do self study for CCE Exams...

Can anybody guide me, what are the steps to pass the exams...books to refer and any examination tips...pls reply

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Dr. Paul D Giammalvo
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Haresh, not sure if you actually got your CCE/CCP by now, but here are some examples of the papers our successful graduates have produced........

Lita Liana, CCP, Shell Oil, Indonesia- http://pmworldjournal.net/article/using-analytical-hierarchy-process-determine-appropriate-minimum-attractive-rate-return-oil-gas-projects-indonesia/

Asma al Fadah, PMP, Oman Petroleum- http://pmworldjournal.net/article/can-multidimensional-wbs-solution-project-issues/

Gideon Wibowo, CCP, SSK MIGAS- http://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/pmwj29-dec2014-Wibowo-WBS-Tangible-Drilling-Cost-featured-paper.pdf

Trian Hendro Asmoro, CCP, PMP, Medco Energi- http://pmworldjournal.net/article/exploring-gold-equivalency-for-forecasting-steel-prices-on-pipeline-projects/

Ridwan Wibiksana, PMP, CCP, Pertamina- http://pmworldjournal.net/?article=earned-value-management-adapted-for-use-in-underground-mining-operations 

But whether you got your AACE certifications or not, have you given any thought to getting Guild Certified?  We have gone BEYOND AACE and PMI and instead of only creating EXAM based credentials we have developed a multi-level, multi-track credentialing process which validates not only that you can pass exams but that you are actually COMPETENT, as evidenced by examples of what you have produced, reviewed and vetted by Senior Fellows.  http://www.planningplanet.com/guild/certification

Roughly speaking, IF you passed your CCE/CCP that falls roughly between the Guild's Foundation and Proficient levels so assuming you meet the experience and other requirements you probably willl qualify for Guild "Proficient" Level.

BR,
Dr. PDG, Jakarta, Indonesia

http://www.build-project-management-competency.com

Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Haresh,

That is a very good news. Wishing you best of luck.
Of course, I will be more than happy to read your paper anytime and provide you with my comments.

Good luck in the preparation for the exam.

With kind regards,

Samer
Haresh Jayanth
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Dear Raviraj / Samer,

I have register as a member of aacei and planning to apper for the exam in the month of Nov-10. I have to do a paper on Earned value management for my ongoing project as a sample.

Once i complete my subject i can email you the preparation, kindly review the same.

regards,

Haresh
Raviraj Bhedase
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Hi Haresh,

For the open book exam, only one book will suffice all ur needs and thats "Skills & Knowledge of Cost Engineering, 5th Edition."

Open book is useful only for part 1 which is objective type questions. They will ask u lot of definitions type questions and u can re-confirm the correct definition by looking into the relevant section. There will be 50 questions and 1hr 45 minutes to complete it.

My advise wud be to answer the questions in say like 1hr 15 min and then re-confirm ur answers by looking into the book in remaining time.

Idle time required for CCE exam preparation will be 15 days for technical paper and 15 days for study (2-3hrs/day)

Cheers,
Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Haresh,

Here are the recommended Sources of Exam Preparation stated in the study Guide:

1. AACE International CCC/CCE Certifcation Review Course and Examination (4 days course including examination)

2. DL130 Fundamental Skills and knowledge of Cost Engineering
(Correspondence course conducted by Iowa State University)

3. Local AACE Internation Section Workshops

4. Text Books
Skills & knowledge of cost Engineering, 5th e
Jelen’s Cost and Optimization Engineering, 3e
Project Management: A Reference for Professionals

of course you can visit www.aacei.org "Resources tab" for updated information always.

With kind regards,

Samer
Haresh Jayanth
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Thanks Raviraj & Samer,

As for as open Book examination is concerned any good books references u can suggest or any useful links to pass the examination .....

regards,

Haresh
Samer Zawaydeh
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Dear Haresh,

Step 1: Visit the http://www.aacei.org/certification/certExplained.shtml

and download the brochure for the exam that you want to take, then buy the study material from AACEI.

Step 2: Ask any question that you do not know about.

Step 3: Check the calender to schedule the exam location nearest to your location.

With kind regards,

Samer
Raviraj Bhedase
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AACEI publishes two papers every month on their website. You may refer to some of the archives to get a better idea of paper to be selected.

All The Best

Ravi
Raviraj Bhedase
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Hi Haresh,

You can present any paper related with planning, contracts, project management or project controls. But, if it is related with your own project (current or past) and if you can quantify ur work, then it will be very easy to get it cleared. People do fail just because their papers are just copy and paste from some website.

On CCE website, you can find CCE book which you need to study. Planning and Project Management Sections are quite easy as we are dealing with these things everyday. The toughest section will be ECONOMICS. you need to practice a lot for this section.
Haresh Jayanth
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What are the possible paper i can present for exam eligibility......

regards,

Haresh