Preparation Guide to the
by John E. Traister and
update by: Rob Adair
Need help in passing the
apprentice, journeyman, or master electrician's exam?
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
- Updated to the
2017 NEC -- 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.
Included FREE: A download for your Windows PC 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.
This is a tool every journeyman and master electrician candidate
will find worth several times the small expense.
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,
Electrical Measuring and Testing
Branch Circuits and Feeders
Electrical Motors and Motor Controls
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.
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
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.
If you’re getting ready to take the electrician’s exam and
drowning in pages of tables, rules and exceptions, here’s the book
Interactive Study Center system requirements:
- PC with 1 Gigahertz or higher Intel (or equivalent)
- Operating Systems:
- Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
- Requires up to 50 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
- Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher resolution video adapter and
- Sound card and speakers or headphones are useful but not
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
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
Appendix I State Contractor’s Examination Offices, 342
Appendix II Answers to Final Exam Questions, 345
Softcover - 352 Pages
8-1/2 x 11 in.
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