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Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2005 NEC
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Electrician's Exam Preparation Guide to the 2005 NEC

by John Traister, updated by Dale Brickner

Need help in passing the apprentice, journeyman, or master electrician's exam?

If you’re getting ready to take the electrician’s exam and drowning in pages of tables, rules and exceptions, here’s the book you need.

This is a book of questions and answers based on actual electrician's exams over the last few years.

Almost a thousand multiple-choice questions -- exactly the type you'll find on the exam -- cover every area of electrical installation: electrical drawings, services and systems, transformers, capacitors, distribution equipment, branch circuits, feeders, calculations, measuring and testing, and more. It gives you the correct answer, an explanation, and where to find it in the latest NEC. Also tells how to apply for the test, how best to study, and what to expect on examination day.

Includes a FREE CD-ROM with all the questions in the book in interactive test-yourself software that makes studying for the exam almost fun! Updated to the 2005 NEC. You will need a computer with a CD-ROM drive running Microsoft Windows.

Each chapter of the book begins with a basic explanation of the topic, followed by dozens of questions on that particular area of electrical work. There are diagrams to aid you in understanding the subject, and direct references to the latest National Electrical Code sections or tables that apply to the questions. The chapters cover practically all the subjects likely to be tested on the exam, including:

Electrical Systems
Utilization Equipment
Electrical Calculations
Electrical Measuring and Testing
Branch Circuits and Feeders
Electrical Motors and Motor Controls
Electric Services
Special Occupancies
Distribution Equipment
Transformers and Capacitors

Read each question and try to pick the correct answer. Then look to see if you were right. If not, review the NEC section cited and make sure you understand why the given answer is correct.

Once you’ve been through the book and can answer all the questions, it’s time to take the practice test included in the back. Take the test as though it were the real one. Give yourself the allotted time. Then grade yourself. The answer page is just before the index. Any questions you missed – go back to the chapter on that subject and review it again.

New in this Edition: A CD-ROM with all the questions in the book, in an interactive format with the answers and any pertinent code sections popping up with a mouse click. Let your computer be your teacher and make studying for the exam fun. You can even take the practice test on your computer, and let it grade you. This new way to study is far easier than forcing yourself to stare at a book for hours on end.

Haven’t applied for the exam yet? There’s a listing of State Contractor’s Examination Offices and who to contact for an application form. You’ll also learn how to prepare for the exam and what to expect on examination day. This is a tool that every journeyman and master electrician candidate will find well worth their investment.

Read each question and try to pick the correct answer. Then look to see if you were right. If not, review the NEC section cited and make sure you understand why the given answer is correct.

John Traister held a master electrician’s license in Virginia and practiced the trade for many years. Becoming an expert in NEC requirements for all types of electrical installations, he turned to publishing his knowledge in scores of electrical and other technical manuals, trade journals and technical magazines.

Dale Brickner is a licensed master electrician in Florida. He’s maintained and installed the full range of electrical systems, up to giant commercial and industrial projects, including fiber optic networks, highway lighting, signalization and toll collection projects. An electrical inspector, consultant, and author of several technical manuals, he is uniquely qualified to keep the questions in this manual correct and in compliance with the latest NEC.


Chapter 1 Electrical Systems — General Requirements, 13

Chapter 2 Electrical Calculations, 37

Chapter 3 Branch Circuits and Feeders, 59

Chapter 4 Electric Services, 89

Chapter 5 Distribution Equipment, 117

Chapter 6 Overcurrent Protection, 137

Chapter 7 Utilization Equipment, 163

Chapter 8 Measuring and Testing, 183

Chapter 9 Electric Motors and Motor Controls, 203

Chapter 10 Special Occupancies, 223

Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Applications, 245

Chapter 12 Transformers and Capacitors, 257

Chapter 13 Electrical Drawings, 269

Final Examination, 289

Using the Interactive Study Center CD, 340

Appendix I State Contractor’s Examination Offices, 342

Appendix II Answers to Final Exam Questions, 345

Index, 346

Softcover - 352 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.


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