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ABYC Electrical certification

I have joined the ABYC and paid for and received a study guide (Electrical certification version 3.22.10)
Because we live in a remote area and time and money is limited I have opted to use the study guide to prepare for the test which will be proctored at our local library.
My question to anyone still reading, and has taken the test is how effective is the study guide in preparing one for the exam? I have 25 years in the electrical trade as an industrial controls supervisor, but have little idea about what type of questions will be in the exam. If anyone who has sat this exam recently could comment I would sure appreciate a clue as to what to expect.
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Re: ABYC Electrical certification

If you don't have the real world practical experience in marine systems then the test could be hard. There is lots on electrical theory, some questions purposely try to trick you (be very careful in how you read a question) and the test is timed so you really need to know the information to move through it.

IIRC it was about 4 hours. I took my test at one of the better boat building schools in the country, where this was the students final exam. A fair number paid 40 grand for the school and did not pass on the first round.

The study guide helps but I would urge you to take the course with Ed Sherman if you don't have the hands on practical experience in marine systems.

I didn't think it was very hard but they did throw a few zingers in there.
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Re: ABYC Electrical certification

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...The study guide helps but I would urge you to take the course with Ed Sherman if you don't have the hands on practical experience in marine systems...
On that note - here is his interesting site, which you can have your Q&A:

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Re: ABYC Electrical certification

Thanks for the feedback. It wasn't too hard... The question wording was a bit sneaky in places!
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