Electrical Exam Prep: Reduce Frustration

Did you know there are ways to study and prepare for the licensing exam without spending thousands of dollars or more?  It seems that everywhere you turn someone is asking for almost your entire paycheck just to learn something you already know how to do.  Heck, that’s how you earned that paycheck in the first […]

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Question and Answer Exam Memorization

We have gotten many calls lately asking us if we provide a question answer memorization style of teaching.  The short answer is no.  We do not believe in handing out the fish, we believe in teaching our students how to fish.  That and this isn’t high school, we aren’t studying for a history exam. Unfortunately, there are organizations […]

2014 Code Changes and How it Affect the Texas Exam

With the 2011 Texas exam coming to end, we prepare to understand and review the 2014 NEC® and code changes.  If you didn’t take the 2011 exam don’t worry, the exam is not vastly different….yet.  It typically evolves over time in about (just an estimate here) 6 months.  The exam from 2011 and the exam […]

Styles of Learning- What is YOUR Style?

Everybody is wired differently (no pun intended) therefore the way we intake information and process it is also different.  Some people learn best by trial and error, in a class setting, one on one or solo with books and software.  We all learned the hard way in our industry trial by error isn’t always the […]

3 NEC Charts-Compilation for Electricians

  Today we are sharing with you 3 NEC Charts that James Boone from www.PowerSoftEng.com has graciously shared.     He has been researching over the years and has put together cheat sheets for us all to use.   “All of the things recorded in these charts are accumulated knowledge and research in many areas […]

Exam Prep Question for the Electrical Exam

This question is from Mike Holt’s  2014 Electrical Exam Preparation, By Mike Holt for EC&M Magazine   Try your best to answer these questions without looking at the answers.   Q. What are the rules in sizing a supply side bonding jumper sized for parallel raceways? A. If the ungrounded supply conductors are paralleled in two […]

Article 690.47: Grounding Electrode System

  This Article is extracted from Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding NEC® Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems.   Understanding NEC Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Based on the 2011 NEC   Click here to buy a copy or read more about it.         *Please note in the follwing extraction that blue underlined text indicates a […]

Article 100 Information

We all know article 100 is the DEFINITIONS article.   This does not mean that general terms or technical terms from related codes and standards will be found in this article.  Article 100 only includes definitions are that essential to the proper application of the Code.  Also, keep in mind that only the terms that […]