Intermediate builds on your experience as an electrician (doesn't review basic theory); Solid exam prep if you know electrical theory.
If you already have electrical theory down cold, this Intermediate program is exactly what you need to pass that exam.
If you don't thoroughly understand electrical theory, you need the Comprehensive version.
FREE Bonus #1. Buy this exam prep packae and we send you our Harmonics Course also. FREE Bonus #2. Buy this exam prep packae and we send you a handy formula book.
Pass the Exam
Use this Intermediate program to prepare for the Master Electrician / Contractor Exam, and you can take that exam with confidence. And pass it. You can then pull your own permits rather than work under someone else's license.
This exam prep 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. Put another way, if you prepare yourself with this Master Electrician and Contractor Exam Intermediate Preparation program--you can beat that exam on your first try.
Even after you pass the exam, you can go back and review these materials to keep your skills sharp as you use them on the job. Mike Holt's Master/Contractor Exam Intermediate Library is a wise investment. Buy yours today, so you can start reaping the benefits.
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 the Electrical Exam Prep book, the Illustrated Guide to Code Changes, two 4.5-hour NEC video, and eight 2-4 hour calculations videos.
All based on the 2011 NEC (applies to exams given in 2011, 2012, and 2013 in most exam jurisdictions).
So, you'll get 10 DVDs and 2 textbooks in your package.
Electrician's Exam Preparation Book. Includes answer key.
Illustrated Code Changes Book. 300+ pages covering changes in the 2011 NEC. This is more instructive than it might sound. See below for what this is really about.
National Electrical Code Videos:
National Electrical Code Changes DVDs (2).
The Electrical Calculation videos:
Raceway and Boxes Calculations DVD.
Conductor Sizing & Protection Calculations DVD.
Motor & Air Conditioning Calculations DVD.
Voltage-Drop Calculations DVD.
Dwelling Unit Load Calculations DVD.
Multi-Family Dwelling Unit Load Calculations DVD.
Commercial Calculations DVD.
Transformer Calculations DVD.
Answer keys for all books.
About those texts:
The NEC Exam Preparation textbook is the most comprehensive NEC exam preparation book ever published. Printed in full color, the 2011 Exam Prep book covers Theory, Code, and Calculations in great detail. This book contains hundreds of illustrations, examples, and practice questions covering all of these subjects including 36 practice quizzes.
Practice Questions: 2,800.
Clear colorful graphics guide you step-by-step through all the material you'll need to pass your exam the first time. This book contains hundreds of illustrations, examples, and practice questions covering all of these subjects including 36 practice quizzes.
The Changes to the NEC 2011 textbook is a comprehensive, full-color text that addresses the code changes in detail, so you understand the how and why.
Practice Questions: 275.
The way Mike does it, you get a good overview of the most important NEC information along with explanations, and you get an analysis of the changes. So, it's not just the changes. Here is one of the analyses that's in the material covering Article 310:
A careful reading of this section in previous editions of the Code showed that there was no prohibition of installing conductors 1 AWG and smaller in parallel. This was due to the fact that the language of the section, by using the word “shall be permitted” instead of “shall not” or just “shall,” only gave an allowance to connect large (1/0 AWG and larger) conductors in parallel without placing a prohibition on smaller conductors (smaller than 1/0) AWG) from being installed in parallel. With the change to this language, it’s clear that connecting these smaller conductors in parallel, although popular in many parts of the world, isn’t permitted by the NEC.
Another change to this section deals with equipment bonding jumpers. Many times, such as with a transformer secondary, an equipment bonding jumper (not an equipment grounding conductor) is installed alongside ungrounded and grounded conductors in parallel. Although it seems rather obvious that these bonding jumpers don’t need to meet the minimum size requirements of 310.10(H) (1/0 AWG or larger), the NEC really didn’t address the issue. The Code now refers to 250.102 for conductor sizing, making this principle much clearer.
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 material was very easy to get through, and I found myself learning rapidly. The acid test was that exam, and I came through with flying colors. For me, that's saying something because taking tests is not my strong suit. It really helped that Mike Holt provided such excellent advice not only on the technical material such as the NEC but also on the process of studying for and taking the exam.
It really helped me get ready, 12.8.2012
Reviewer: Steve Hagerman (Memphis, TN)
A few years back, I used the Journeyman version to get ready for that exam and it made a huge difference. So when my boss asked me about taking the Master Electrician Exam, I said I'd do it if the company would buy me the Mike Holt Exam Prep for that. They did, because we were short a license for all the projects that we've been getting.
Long story short, these materials were just as good as the ones that I used to pass the Journeyman Exam. I was not surprised when I passed the Master Electrician Exam on the first try. A couple of the guys there said they were trying for their sixth time. I told them about the Mike Holt exam prep, so maybe they'll finally pass.
Very thorough coverage of NEC and calculations, 6.28.2012
The reason I bought this was other people have told me the Master Contractor Exam was very hard. I know guys who have failed it several times, and I wanted to pass it.
There's much more than just a little study to make that happen. The NEC changes book, for example, doesn't just go over some key changes. It explains them indepth. It's a lot of reading. Plus that workbook, so I spent quite a few evenings working problems and reading things.
It took me a while to get through all the videos, too. While these were informative and interesting, I kept wondering if all this was necessary. Then I took the exam.
And passed it.
Highly recommend, 4.11.2012
Reviewer: David Ortiz (San Diego, CA)
The texts are extremely well written and the videos make the concepts crystal clear to me. The workbooks provide a good way to review and absorb the material, while putting knowledge to the test. This gave me confidence, and was very motivating.
I made very fast progress in actually not much time. So when I went for my exam I was not worried. The exam was pretty hard, but because I was prepared I passed it. My boss asked me if this exam prep library was a good use of the company's money, and I did not hesitate to say yes.