ARE SPD Practice Exam Bundle

When I took the Site Planning & Design exam it wasn’t my first go at an ARE.  But I can tell you from experience that the fear of failing doesn’t go away no matter how many exams you’ve passed.  I spent hundreds of dollars on resources to help me prepare for the exam. I retained all the material I studied, but didn’t know how well it would align with the actual exam.  I kept thinking that if I failed I wouldn’t know where to start when I got back to studying for the same exam.

I ended up receiving a pass on the exam. Yet, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit betrayed and taken advantage of by the resources I payed so much money for.  Some of them were very helpful and others were simply a waste of money.  I didn’t feel that anyone was going through this with me and I was confused that no one was standing behind their product with a guarantee.

I think that’s crazy.  You shouldn’t have to spend thousands of dollars in resources alone to become a registered architect.

This bundle of SPD practice exams has a low barrier to entry and a pass guarantee (that means if you use this resource, you’ll pass).  A purchase gives you unlimited access to the SPD mock exams.  You can take the exams as many times as you’d like.

Great things people are saying about the practice exams.

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The Essential 3
74.95
for unlimited access
Buy 2 Get 1 Half Off
CDS Exam Bundle
SPD Exam Bundle
PPP Exam Bundle
All features of the bundles including:
On the go mobile-friendliness
Quiz grading aligns with NCARB content areas
Compete on the leaderboard
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Features

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3-in-1

The SPD mock exam bundle is a 3 in 1 package that expands and contracts with your time needs.

  1. We all live hectic lives every now and then so there’s a 10 question pop-quiz you can take in just a matter of minutes.
  2. If you have a bit more time there’s a full 25 question quiz.
  3. There’s also a fully timed 65 question mock exam designed to simulate the multiple choice portion of the ARE 4.0 Site Planning & Design exam.

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Question Library

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An Expansive Library

All questions are pulled randomly from an expansive and ever-growing library of more than 200 questions specifically related to the Site Planning & Design exam.  That’s more than 3 exams worth of questions! Our quizzes and mock exams randomly pull from this specific library so they will always be different.[/intense_column] [/intense_row]

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Alignment w/ NCARB Content Areas

We’ve sorted all of our questions into the 5 content areas NCARB has given the SPD exam.  At the end of each of your mock exams you’ll be able to see your percentage for each of those categories. This will help you assess what content areas you’re best at and which ones could use a little work.

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Explanations

At the end of the exams all of the questions will display by clicking the ‘view questions’ button so you can see what you got right and wrong.  Each answer is accompanied by an explanation and some even include links and videos for you to learn more about a particular topic you may be struggling with.

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Compete

Competition can drive us to do amazing things.  After completing the 65 question mock exam you’ll be able to see the leaderboard of the top scores for the exam.  If you’ve achieved a high score yourself and want to enter onto the leaderboard, you can do that too.

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Achievements

We implemented an achievement and point system to reward you as you study for the exam.  The leaderboard mentioned above lets you compete for a specific exam, but there’s also a global leaderboard based on this point system.  The SPD exam bundle has achievements that can only be unlocked through this practice exam bundle.

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On The Go

I know you’re busy.  It can be hard to set aside time to study.  The exams are mobile-friendly so you can take them with you wherever you go.
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Variety

To keep things interesting and lively there are different kinds of questions in the practice exams.  Some single choice, some select all that apply, some open answer (like the exam), and a little bit of sorting to the correct order.  The goal of the exam bundle is not always to exactly replicate the conditions of the exam but to make it fun, interesting, and teach the information needed to pass the MC portion.

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Pass Guaranteed

We believe in our SPD exam bundle so much that if you achieve at least a 90% score in our 65 question mock exam we guarantee you’ll pass the multiple choice portion of the exam. If you don’t, we’ll refund your money for this exam bundle in full.
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The Essential 3
74.95
for unlimited access
Buy 2 Get 1 Half Off
CDS Exam Bundle
SPD Exam Bundle
PPP Exam Bundle
All features of the bundles including:
On the go mobile-friendliness
Quiz grading aligns with NCARB content areas
Compete on the leaderboard
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Testimonials

First Try!
Wanted to write you today after receiving my Score Report for SPD. It was my Third Pass in ARE 4.0 and all on the first attempt! (Having previously passed PPP and CDS)
I used Designer Hacks 'Essential 3' extensively as a supplement to my studying. It has been an invaluable resource from the beginning and I want to express my sincerest thanks for developing your product and making it affordable.
Passed E3
“Passed PPP, SPD and CDS due to your helpful quiz method!  Thanks so much for the great resource.”
Essential
“Your material has become essential in my studying process.”
Absolute Best Out THere
“I just got my 6th pass for ARE 4.0. I have Schematic Design left to take. I think that your study material is the absolute best out there, as the step after reading the material for the specific section. People who are taking the ARE, need your study material. I hope that word will get out about it.”
Passed both
“I have bought and studied with the SPD & PPP exams, and passed both!! It has been great being able to take multiple quizzes on the computer, as opposed to reading and writing the answers down on a sheet of paper.”
Mentally preparing
“Just found out I passed my SPD. I want to thank you for creating the questions and also making it similar to the exam format. This helped a lot in mentally preparing myself for the real exam.”
restoring my confidence
“Last week I sat for the exam, and having not passed BDCS and SS as my first two exams (0-2 on the ARE), I wasn't expecting too much of a positive outcome.  I thoroughly worked through your bundle set multiple times as well as dedicated significant time to outside material where I was feeling deficient after taking the practice exams.  I felt confident going into the exam, and not too bad after leaving.  This morning I received my PASS notification and I felt it was imperative to inform you all.  The CDS bundle was integral to my success.  So with that good news, I am gladly endorsing your product as well not asking for a refund (Ha! Ha!). I look forward to my preparation for the PPP ARE exam, which will obviously include the PPP bundle.  Thank you for restoring my confidence!”
I highly recommend it
“For me, the practice exam bundle's been a great supplement to the Kaplan study guide. The bundle includes a greater range of questions that lets me know to study for those categories not targeted in Kaplan, such as ADA, materials, etc. It's been very helpful and I highly recommend it, especially for the price it's offered at.”
A solid understanding
“I feel like I already have a solid understanding of the content in just a week of studying.”