Today I purchased my initial batch of study materials for the PE exam. I was hesitant of what to buy because I am unsure of which afternoon depth option to take and the study material is so expensive (I am cheap like most engineers).
The obvious book to get, which basically everyone gets, is the Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam by Michael R. Lindeburg (CERM). I used his manual on the FE/EIT exam and passed the first time so I do not doubt the book's ability to pass me on the PE. However, the PE is different from the FE in that I am taking this book into the test with me, AND there is the breadth vs. depth aspect to consider. Click here to continue reading