Comprehensive is total exam prep, no stone unturned, and it takes you from basic theory on up; based on a full term of live classes.
If you already have the basic theory and NEC background, you can save money with the Intermediate program.
If you don't have that theory and background, then you need this Comprehensive program.
FREE Bonus #1 with each purchase, for a limited time only: Harmonics course (delivered via e-mail). FREE Bonus #2 with each purchase, for a limited time only: Formula book.
Pass the Exam
This Comprehensive Exam Prep program for the Master Electrician / Contractor Exam prepares you to take that exam with confidence. And pass it. You can then pull your own permits rather than work under someone else's license.
This program synergistically uses texts, practice questions, illustrations, and videos to give you a solid understanding of the material you'll be tested on. This is why you'll be able to pass that exam the first time, as do others who use this exam prep program.
This program walks you through each NEC Article that you have to understand for the exam and teaches you the applicable concepts. You not only know the Code rule, but you understand the "why" behind it. Think of the implications of that, when the exam tries to throw you a curveball.
If you prepare yourself with Mike Holt's Master/Contractor Exam Comprehensive program, you can beat that exam on your first try.
If you're an employer, it makes sense to provide this resource to your aspiring Master Electrician or person seeking a Contractor license.
If you're an aspiring Master Electrician or Contractor who works construction and/or is between jobs, use this program so you can get your ticket punched at the Master rate, pull your own permits, or use your Contractor's license as a "get hired" edge.
Even after you pass the exam, you always review these materials to keep your skills sharp as you use them on the job. This is really a wise investment.
The electrical exam consists of multiple parts. Each is either a verbal test or calculations test.
The verbal parts have True/False questions and multiple choice questions. These are intended to test your knowledge of electrical theory and the NEC, which, of course, you will know cold because you will have bought this library to prepare.
The calculations tests cover specific areas of NEC application. You need to know how to size raceway, conductors, and overcurrent protection devices, among other things. You must be able to calculate these in a variety of ways. This NEC Exam Course will prepare you for these exam calculations. It will prepare you by explaining how to calculate, then supplying practice problems. You'll understand the why, not just the how, and that will eliminate "formula confusion."
Should you try to wing it?
Many people think that being an electrical engineer or having worked in the field for 20 years is sufficient preparation. They find out the hard way that it's not.
Systematic study has proven to be the way to prepare. It's how you can ace your exam the first time.
You may know your job very well and work with the NEC all the time. But that will get you only part way toward passing the electrical exam. Exam prep materials get you the rest of the way there.
Your package includes Electrical Exam Preparation book, three 4.5-hour theory DVDs, the Theory text/workbook, ten 4-4.5 hour NEC DVDs, Understanding the NEC volumes 1 and 2 textbooks, a Simulated Exam, and eight 2-4 hour calculations DVDs.
So, your package includes 4 textbooks, 1 simulated exam, and 21 DVDs.
Mike Holt is widely recognized as one of the world's most effective electrical instructors. He's also a developer of electrical software, books, videos, and training programs. His extensive use of illustration in all of his training programs makes learning fun.
Mike's dynamic and animated teaching style erases classroom boredom, whether in person or on video. People enjoy his classes and videos, and become totally engaged in the learning process.
This exam prep library really rocks. I took the exam two times previously, and failed it both times. I had used another exam prep system the first time and a tutor the second time. But during the exam, I really sweated. I mean literally, I soaked my shirt. I must have gotten a lot of answers wrong, because it was HARD. Both times.
After going through this Mike Holt system, I felt pretty good about taking the exam this time around. About 15 minutes into it, I realized I hadn't broken a sweat. The exam actually seemed easy. And I passed it!
It gets off to a slow start because the electrical theory is about as basic as you can get. So I skimmed over the first few chapters of that workbook. Once I got to the good stuff, it was hard for me to stop. It's really interesting and informative, so I just wanted to keep going.
The NEC books were by far the best I have ever seen on this subject and I have seen quite a few. I've read Mike's magazine articles too, and he really explains the NEC so people can understand it.
Good investment, I recommend this product, 8.11.2012
Reviewer: Sarah Taylor (Los Angeles, CA)
I had tried someone else's exam prep product, and then took the exam. I was left twisting in the breeze. That other product was a complete waste of money, which, now that I look at how they do their website I probably should have guessed.
When I found this mindconnection it looked professional (you guys do a great job, and I appreciate the information and it's all very clear) but my conundrum was which Master Electrician Prep to buy. Sure, my company would pay for it but I wanted to make sure the money was well-spent. In the end, I decided the comprehensive was the way to go.
As I began studying this, I kept coming across things I had long forgotten. So going through the basics was very helpful and when I hit the advanced things I needed for passing the exam it was pretty easy for me to understand the material.
A few people finished the exam before I did, but that didn't worry me. I felt confident as I solved each problem and answered each question. It seemed to come easily to me.
My confidence was rewarded, because I passed! I am now a Master Electrician! I've got my license and that's made my whole family happy.
This exam library took me from square one through totally understanding what I needed to pass the exam. It was easy to understand the videos and the text. The sample problems were tough, at first. But I got the hang of things and at exam time those were actually easy for me.
What totally surprised me was the free harmonics course. This went way beyond my expectations.