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SE Exam prep may seem challenging, but Varsity Tutors can help you take the stress off your shoulders with our SE Exam test preparation services. Offered by the NCEES, the SE Exam is offered to professionals seeking certification in vertical and lateral structural engineering. The test is used to demonstrate your ability to design safe bridges or buildings with an emphasis on areas with high wind and seismicity. With a SE Exam course, you can explore the two eight-hour vertical and lateral components of this test alongside an expert instructor. Consider participating in custom-tailored, one-on-one SE Exam test prep sessions.

SE Exam tutors can work with you to help you feel prepared for the vast range of topics covered in the morning testing sessions. For example, the below table reviews the contents of the Vertical Forces breadth section:

Vertical Forces - Friday AM

Topic Section Questions
Generation of Loads Analysis of Structures 5
Load Distribution and Analysis Methods Analysis of Structures 8
General Structural Considerations Design and Details of Structures 3
Structural Systems Integration Design and Details of Structures 2
Structural Steel Design and Details of Structures 5
Cold-Formed Steel Design and Details of Structures 1
Concrete Design and Details of Structures 5
Wood Design and Details of Structures 4
Masonry Design and Details of Structures 3
Foundations and Retaining Structures Design and Details of Structures 4

Expert-led SE Exam test prep can help eliminate the guesswork in your study efforts. Your instructor can take the time to assess your understanding of the material covered on the exam to identify the areas in which you have the most room to improve. From there, they can create a customized approach to your SE Exam preparation that focuses on these areas while factoring in your learning style and existing skills.

Throughout each SE Exam class, your tutor can find new ways to keep you engaged with the material. They may employ a variety of teaching strategies that can bolster your SE Exam prep efforts. Perhaps they can assess your development as you work by asking you questions or encouraging you to teach it back to them. One-on-one SE Exam tutoring can readily be adjusted as your needs change to ensure that it is effective.

Your instructor can spend SE Exam test prep classes reviewing the Vertical Forces topics for the depth-focused section of the test. There are different topics based on whether you choose buildings or bridges, as you can see below:

Vertical Forces Topics - Friday PM

  • Buildings
    • Steel structure
    • Concrete structure
    • Wood structure
    • Masonry structure
    • Exam Coverage
      • Loads
      • Lateral Earth Pressures
      • Analysis Methods
      • General Structural Considerations
      • Structural Systems Integration
      • Foundations
  • Bridges
    • Concrete superstructure (25% of your score)
    • Other elements of bridges (e.g., culverts, abutments, retaining walls) (25% of your score)
    • Steel superstructure (50% of your score)
    • Exam Coverage
      • Gravity Loads
      • Superstructures
      • Substructures
      • Lateral Loads other than wind and seismic

SE Exam classes are dictated by your desires. Are you planning to focus on buildings for the depth-focused component of the Vertical Forces SE Exam? Your SE Exam prep can reflect that to allow you to work on building the skills you need to design buildings that can withstand seismic and wind activity. Your instructor aims to align their approach with and focus on your needs to ensure that you can get the most out of your SE Exam test prep sessions. You can spend time in class working with sample problems, reviewing building codes and design strategies, and practicing testing strategies.

We also make your tutoring sessions as easy and convenient as possible. We'll work to find you someone who can meet when you're available. You can participate in your personalized SE Exam courses through our virtual learning platform for online face to face sessions.

Get in touch with Varsity Tutors to learn more about the SE Exam test prep options that are available today! Our Educational Directors can help you get in touch with a talented instructor who can take your study sessions to a new level.

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