The goal for the Engineer in Training exam is to go one and done, to pass the EIT the first time and move on with our development as Engineers. However, the time needed to prepare to pass the Engineer in Training exam the first time is hard to define and varies from person to person. As there are those in college who can wing a mid term after a long night out, the majority of us are of the norm and need to introduce a systematic approach to our studying to ensure we are as prepared as possible when taking an exam, especially one of this stature. I am of the latter group and would recommend anyone planning on taking the Engineer in Training exam to take the test seriously and do all you can to prepare yourself to dominate the first time around, even more important since the Engineer in Training exam is given only twice a year.
The time needed to become knowledgeable and proficient in the broad range of Engineering topics covered in the exam can be acquired through the years of college education, however, a good 3 months of review and/or full on application of study is the way one should approach this exam.
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