Electrical Exam Prep Tip #152 – None of the Above

  Helpful Tip #152 Don’t be fooled into picking “None of the above” answers just because you are not certain of the correct answer.   “None of the above” answer choice is usually a distractor used by test writers as an effective option for factual information in our case math questions to make this question […]

Make your own electrical code book tabs- Free Template

Did you know you can make your own tabs for the electrical code book?  Well, you can.  If you are taking your electrical exam you are allowed to bring your electrical code book with permanent tabs in most states.  The electrical exam in Texas for example is given by PSI Exams who allows you to […]

Electrical Study Guides – Which one is best for you?

Electricians looking to upgrade their electrical license have to prove their electrical knowledge by passing their electrical exam.  Finding the right book or program to help them pass the electrical test can be a daunting task for many.  Last week I took a call from a journeyman electrician in Texas who just had his electrician […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #144 – Understand the NEC

  Helpful Tip #144 Understanding the NEC is your challenge in preparing for the master electrical exam or the journeyman electrical exam.  During the open book electrical exam you will need to know how to quickly spot the articles and tables in the NEC that you will need to answer the questions correctly.  Study the […]

Electrical Exam Prep Tip #147 – General Electrical Standards

Helpful Tip #147 These four chapters from the National Electrical Code Book ®  NFPA include general electrical standards that apply to ALL installations. Chapter 1: General Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection  Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use This will be helpful to know when you are taking your master […]

How to Study for the Electrical Exam:

Step by Step Thinking-Out-Loud Process of an Expert Test Taker.If you are anything like me, you keep Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Pandora or some sort of background noise on 24/7.  Step 1 is very simple and very effective.  TURN OFF ALL DEVICES INCLUDING YOUR PHONE. Step 2.  Open the exam prep book, choose a practice exam. […]

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 […]

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 […]