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FE Review Manual: Rapid Preparation for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, 3rd Ed 3rd Edition
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In short, the Michael R. Lindeburg books are the very best for preparing for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. If you are going to take the FE exam, then buy this book (as well as the discipline-specific book) and spend at least three month studying and answering the sample problems. Study only topics that will be on your discipline-specific examination (see NCEES website). Also, take at least two practice exams (using the NCEES FE Supplied-Reference Manual and an approved calculator).Read more ›
I am an EE, and this book only covers about 2/5-1/2(at best) of the material i need to study, so if you're looking to take this exam, this is only a supplemental review, you NEED another good electrical specific book. DO NOT buy the ones from PPI or Lindeburg, they are not updated for the 2014 exam, they are only questions and overall what you get for what you pay is awful.
Please be aware of the changes to the exam before buying any study material !!!
If not taking the general exam, you need to know the following to comfortably pass.
The morning session is very easy. Unfortunately this book combines the morning session style questions with the afternoon session for those that choose the general for the afternoon. Thus, you can waste time studying the harder problems if you are taking a discipline specific afternoon exam.
So, read the text of most sections (except biology and some of the more advanced topics). Work all the sample problems (first five of each section) and know them backwards. Quickly scan through the "FE style" problems (read problem then read solution) but ignore the more difficult questions. Basically spend only 35% of your study time on this book.
Get the discipline specific book from Lindeberg and spend 65% of your time on it. It is very thin. Memorize it. The exam doesn't change much over the years, and this will not only make exam day a breeze, but it will definitely help prepare you for the PE.
The exam is pass/fail based on a scaled score of 70. All that means is they will adjust up or down the raw score based on the national performance of all test takers on a number of certain test questions that they use over time to gauge the quality of the test taking group. The way you make up ground on others is by spending time on the discipline specific portion. The morning test proves you can think. As such, there are a lot of problems that you have to be able to answer quickly. The afternoon demonstrates what you know. You can take your time, but you have to know how to solve those problems before you walk in the door.
I am a law student, and I NEEDED to pass the FE to attain patent bar eligibility. I'd never studied engineering in my life, although I did major in mathematics in undergraduate, which did prove helpful. I picked up Lindeburg's 2nd edition manual, and I dedicated 5 weeks to this book. I was also a full time law student and working part time at an awful firm 20 hours a week. I spend every spare minute with it, flew to Michigan in April, and I passed the FE on my first try.
There's no way I would've passed without this book, and I recommend it to EVERYONE. I actually love it. I am now applying to engineering schools to pursue a masters in electrical engineering because I found this book so inspiring. If you want to pass the FE, buy this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book does an excellent job of reviewing and preparing you for a good portion of the FE exam. The questions asked on the FE are extremely similar to the practice questions in... Read morePublished 15 days ago by JGirl
This book is great, and has to follow it promises. "Pass your exame or get your money back!" LOL I hope I won't need to complain for my money back. Read morePublished 17 days ago by bbm
It was a gift for my son who is studying engineering. It appears to be pretty complete although engineering has changed since I studied it.Published 20 days ago by Just passing through.
I used this manual as directed for the 3 month preparation, and passed on my first try. And it was exhausting. I spent a LOT of time doing this, every single day. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Gina
Great and in depth if you're not in school anymore. Otherwise, I suggest studying from your school notes and buying the online practice test that the eit website provides. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is not current with the new format of CBT testing for the FE exam. That said it is still the best resource on the market and was the only study aid I utilized and was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daniel Hodge
Worth the price, and worth doing. It definitely helped me pass the FE Exam.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer