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Live Seminars in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Lubbock, Midland and more!

Article 690 Terminology

Solar Photovoltaic Systems Part 1 – Article 690 based on the 2014 NEC by Mike Holt   By Mike Holt, NEC Consultant   Though it covers solar power systems, Article 690 is not light reading. Article 690, consisting of eight Parts, applies to Photovoltaic (PV) electrical energy systems, array circuit(s), inverter(s), and charge controller(s) for […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #102

Helpful Tip # 102 There is simply no substitution for not knowing and understanding the LAYOUT of the basic framework of the National Electrical Code® book. Knowing the breakdown of Chapter Two for example will help you quickly find an answer that deals with minimum layout and receptacle placements, or load calculation questions.     […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #101

  Helpful Tip #101 Always read not only the question itself, but also read ALL four of the ANSWERS. Often times the question itself does not contain enough information to be able to ascertain the correct article or location in the Code book, but the answers will be a good clue to where the correct […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #100

  Helpful Tip #100 With the PSI exam, reading the question word for word exactly is extremely important.  Many questions are very to tricky, pay attention to wording variations. Reading the applicable NEC Article or code statue is a must, reading the question backwards is one terrific tool.  Reading the question backwards will trick your […]

6 Test Taking Habits to Break

It’s no secret that the electrical exam is a difficult exam, and preparing for it will require a good deal of your time and effort.   This is a great opportunity to shake off any anxiety you’re feeling about the electrical exam.  Stop beating yourself up, trust your abilities and dive right in!   Here are […]

Electrician’s Guide To Social Media Marketing

Here is another reason why we love Mike Holt. He has put together a very helpful guide to marketing on social media sites. Social Media marketing is the new way to promote your electrical business; it’s free, real-time, and readily accessible by all your target audience. Don’t worry, you won’t have to enroll in night […]

The following questions are from “Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Electrical Exam Preparation- Theory • Calculations • Code”, Includes Mike’s NEC Practice Questions Workbook.

Free Practice Questions- Exam Prep Quiz 2

The following questions are from “Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Electrical Exam Preparation: Theory • Calculations • Code”, Includes Mike’s NEC Practice Questions Workbook. Whether you have attended our live seminars, online seminars or just want to study on your own, this book is the perfect companion. Mike explains Theory, Calculations and Code in colorful […]

Watch For INSTALLATION Clues and Similar Type Circuits

Here is an excerpt for the Crash Course Book, you can get one from the Texas Live Seminars: “THE SINGLE LARGEST MISTAKE WE SEE TIME AGAIN, is the feeling that because this is an open book exam, AND because you have a Key Word Index in the back, ANYONE can look up the answers. That’s […]