Electrician's Exam Study Guide

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Here you'll find 1,500 exam-style multiple-choice and true/false questions and answers to help you pass the electrician's exam on the first try. Includes references to the NEC with plenty of illustrations to help you gain insight on the many mysteries of the Code.


Filled with extensive tables and examples, this career-boosting guide presents a wealth of information on general definitions and requirements for installations, wiring methods, equipment, product safety standards, administration, enforcement, and much more.

Weight 1.9400
ISBN 0-07-148930-4
Page Count 370
Publisher McGraw-Hill
Dimensions 8-1/2 x 11

Here you'll find 1,500 exam-style multiple-choice and true/false questions and answers to help you pass the electrician's exam on the first try. Includes references to the NEC with plenty of illustrations to help you gain insight on the many mysteries of the Code.

Filled with extensive tables and examples, this career-boosting guide presents a wealth of information on general definitions and requirements for installations, wiring methods, equipment, product safety standards, administration, enforcement, and much more.

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Contents

Acknowledgments and Dedications, viii
Preface, ix
Understanding the NEC®, x

Chapter 1, ARTICLES 90 THROUGH 110, 1
Quiz 1-Articles 90 and 100, 10
Quiz 2-Article 110, 14
Quiz 3- True/False, 18
Answers, 21

Chapter 2, WIRING REQUIREMENTS AND PROTECTION, 23
Quiz 1-Principles-Article 200, 28
Quiz 2-Review-Article 200, 31
Quiz 3- True/False, 35
Quiz 4-Multiple Choice, 40
Answers, 49

Chapter 3, WIRING METHODS AND MATERIALS, 55
Quiz 1-Article 300, 62
Quiz 2-Comprehensive Test-NEC® Chapters 1 through 3, 65
Quiz 3- True/False, 69
Quiz 4-Multiple Choice, 78
Answers, 95

Chapter 4, EQUIPMENT FOR GENERAL USE, 101
Quiz 1-Article 400, 110
Answers, 117

Chapter 5, SPECIAL OCCUPANCIES AND CLASSIFICATIONS, 119
Quiz 1, 129
Quiz 2-Classifications, 133
Answers, 136

Chapter 6, SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, 139
Quiz 1, 149
Quiz 2, 166
Answers, 174

Chapter 7, SPECIAL CONDITIONS, 177
Quiz 1, 183
Quiz 2, 186
Answers, 197

Chapter 8, COMMUNICATIONS, 199
Quiz 1, 204
Quiz 2, 212
Answers, 217

Chapter 9, TABLES, ANNEXES, AND EXAMPLES, 219
Quiz 1-Review, 236
Quiz 2, 238
Quiz 3, 245
Answers, 253

Chapter 10, MATH CALCULATIONS AND BASIC ELECTRICAL THEORY, 257
Timed Math Test, 265
Answers, 269

Chapter 11, REVIEW AND APPLYING PRINCIPLES, 271
Quiz 1-Basic Electrical Principles, 281
Answers, 292

Chapter 12, MASTER ELECTRICIAN SKILLS, 293
Master Level Quiz, 298
Answers, 303

Chapter 13, TIMED TEST 1, 305
Timed Test 1, 306
Answers, 314

Chapter 14, TIMED TEST 2, 317
Timed Test 2, 319
Answers, 326

Chapter 15, TIMED TEST 3, 329
Timed Test 3, 331
Answers, 347

Chapter 16, CLOSED BOOK EXAM, 351
Closed Book Exam, 352
Answers, 366

Chapter 17, TECHNIQUES FOR STUDYING AND TAKING YOUR TEST, 367
Studying for the Exam, 368
Taking Your Exam, 369

Preface

This book has been written for experienced electricians who plan to take a state required exam in order to obtain a Journeyman or Master electrician's license. We are going on the assumption that you are entering this phase of your career with a basic understanding of the electrical trade and electrical theory. One thing you need to know before you take your licensing exam is that your hands-on experience in the field will not be enough to get you a passing grade.

Many of the questions on licensing exams are based on the National Electrical Code®, so you will need to have a current NEC® book to study and use for reference. Some states will allow you to refer to your code book during the test, while others give "no book" or "closed book" exams. Test centers which allow open book exams will only permit you to bring your NEC® code book, even though a percentage of the test questions will be on electrical theory, controls and other principals used in the safe installation of electrical work. All of the tests are timed and require a testing fee. We know your time and money are valuable, so our goal is to provide you with the study tools, references, and examples you will need to thoroughly prepare yourself to pass your licensing exam.

There are over 1,500 sample test questions presented in this book in a manner which closely resembles the types of questions you may find on the licensing exam. There are True/False and multiple-choice questions, just like on the real test. In order to increase your understanding of the questions, there are answer sheets which include cross-references to the precise article and section of the NEC® from which the question is taken.

The text material at the beginning of each chapter also explains applicable articles and requirements in a manner which makes even the most complicated code standards easier to understand.

There are numerous Test Tips throughout the book which explain how to arrive at the correct answers. Additionally, there are Code Updates in each chapter which clarify changes in the 2005 NEC®, so that you can be certain that the material you are studying is current and accurate. The NEC® covers specialized installation requirements, many of which you may not have performed as an electrician, such as working in hazardous locations, or wiring for hospitals or low-voltage communications systems. Lack of trade experience can be compensated for by studying the NEC® and by taking mock exams. That's why there are practice exams at the end of the book, so that you can get a feel for the type of material you might expect to find when you take your actual licensing exam.

The purpose of this book is to help you develop your ability to understand how licensing exam questions may be written, which standards apply, and how to arrive at the most correct answers in order to receive a passing grade.

B. D. Coffin
K. J. Keller

Get 1,500 Exam-Style Questions and Answers to Help You Pass the Journeyman and Master Electrician Exams on the First Try!

Turn to the Electricians Exam Study Guide for the knowledge, practice, and confidence needed to pass the Journeyman and Master Electrician exams with flying colors. This practical resource contains 1,500 questions-presented in the same format used on the actual exam-plus correct answers to all questions. The book also includes references to the National Electrical Code®, with extensive illustrations to help you gain full insight into the Code®.

Filled with extensive tables and examples, this career-boosting guide presents a wealth of information on general definitions and
requirements for installations... wiring methods... equipment...product safety standards.. .administration and enforcement.. .and
much more. The Electricians Exam Study Guide features:

  • 1,500 exam-style multiple choice and true/false questions and answers

  • NEC® tables and detailed illustrations that help clarify complicated Code® and show how to use local codebooks to solve exam questions

  • Numerous references to the National Electrician Code®
     
    Inside This Career-Building
    Study Tool for Electricians!
    General Definitions and Requirements for Installations
    Wiring and Protection
    Wiring Methods
    Equipment for General Use
    Special Occupancies
    Special Equipment
    Special Conditions
    Communications Systems
    Tables Explained
    Code Annexes: Product Safety Standards, Ampacities, Conduit and Tubing Tables for Conductors and Fixtures
    Examples
    Types of Construction
    Cross References from Previous Codes®
    Administration and Enforcement
    Math Calculations and Basic Electrical Theory
    Master Electrician Skills
    Timed Tests
    Closed Book Exam
    Techniques for Studying and Taking Your Test

    About the authors

    B. D. Coffin is a Master Electrician and Fire Alarm Installation Trainer with over 30 years of experience in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets.

    K. J. Keller is the CAD Designer, Safety & Compliance Director, and Project Coordinator for a leading New England electrical contractor. She has over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial construction.