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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Dotson View Post
    I don't know the exact specifics on how many I missed, left unanswered and such, can just speculate. I took a guess in my 1st post and may be off some but the examination results form they gave me states that a "passing score is 75". I feel that if I had answered the unanswered questions I may have passed. Water under the bridge now, just trying to prepare for round 2 now . Thanks for the reply and failing is not an option for me, ill continue until I get the certifications.

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    If you haven't been involved with residential wiring in some time, there has been a lot of NEC changes that impact wiring in dwelling units compared to how many changes there have been that impact wiring in non dwelling units in the past 15 years or so.

    Code wise I think residential work is harder to keep track of all the requirements, then you have jurisdictions here and there that make their own amendments to what is in the NEC and that don't help keep it all straight either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Dotson View Post
    Forgot to mention in original post how I maneuvered thru and took the test. If you have any feedback on how to best take the exam please reply. I took the computer based exam.
    1. First I went thru the test (all the way to the last question #60) looking for questions I knew immediately and answered them without looking them up. Clicking MARK on the ones I didn't know to be able to go back and answer them later. I did not choose an answer on the ones I marked to do later and I'm thinking I should have made a educated guess so that if time ran out at least all questions would have been answered and a 25% chance of getting it right ??
    2. I went back and began to look up and answer the ones I previously MARKED. And the result was, time ran out and I left too many questions UNANSWERED !

    After getting home and gaining my composure I started to go over how I approached the test. I figured I lost 20-30 sec of time for each question I read and marked for later ( figure I lost 6-8 min of time ). With a 48 I'm figuring I got 30 correct at 1.6 pts per question and believe I left 20-25 unanswered which means I must have gotten 5-10 wrong.

    Any response is appreciated and thank you.

    Dennis
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    Passed ICC E1 Residential Exam

    Took the computer based E1 residential exam yesterday and PASSED ! Finished the exam with 30 min to spare which gave me ample time to go back and review any questions I may have found questionable. Good thing I did there were a few that I must not have read thoroughly and corrected. I want to thank all of those that replied or commented for your support.

    I bought access to Mike Holts NEC practice quizzes and went thru the IRC E1 Residential Inspector Online Coarse on the ICC website, and I highly recommend both! The ICC coarse is where you can go at your own pace and has LOTS of code quizzes and a 30 question timed exam at the end. Every question you get correct will prompt a informative box telling you the answer is correct and explain why Per. IRC and NEC sections. After 2 months of going thru both materials daily, I not only knew where to go in both the IRC and NEC code books to find the answer but I had most of the material memorized which was KEY in taking the test. So MASTERING the code (not saying I have mastered it yet lol) is definitely the correct approach, not enough time to look up all the answers.

    Next on the agenda, the NEC E2 Commercial Inspector Exam ! Hope to have it completed by June. Again, thank you guys for the support !

    Dennis

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    Now go for the Commercial inspector, then the plan review certification then the National Master electrician certification.
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    Hi guys, I am preparing for theB1 inspector certification. I am following IRC book for the examination. I thought that it was simple for learning. Heard that you are saying NEC is somewhat troublesome contrasted with IRC. But NEC covers more topics than IRC. Both IRC and NEC are written and organized in different codes but most rules in these two codes are essentially equivalent.
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    Congratulations, .

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Dotson View Post
    Took the computer based E1 residential exam yesterday and PASSED ! Finished the exam with 30 min to spare which gave me ample time to go back and review any questions I may have found questionable. Good thing I did there were a few that I must not have read thoroughly and corrected. I want to thank all of those that replied or commented for your support.

    I bought access to Mike Holts NEC practice quizzes and went thru the IRC E1 Residential Inspector Online Coarse on the ICC website, and I highly recommend both! The ICC coarse is where you can go at your own pace and has LOTS of code quizzes and a 30 question timed exam at the end. Every question you get correct will prompt a informative box telling you the answer is correct and explain why Per. IRC and NEC sections. After 2 months of going thru both materials daily, I not only knew where to go in both the IRC and NEC code books to find the answer but I had most of the material memorized which was KEY in taking the test. So MASTERING the code (not saying I have mastered it yet lol) is definitely the correct approach, not enough time to look up all the answers.

    Next on the agenda, the NEC E2 Commercial Inspector Exam ! Hope to have it completed by June. Again, thank you guys for the support !

    Dennis
    Congratulations, looking into the E1 inspector certificate. Very comfortable with the Nec no knowledge of the IRC.Will purchase the material to study for the exam. In your opinion should I spend alot of time with the IRC .? Hope you well on the E2 commercial exam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasbl7 View Post
    Congratulations, looking into the E1 inspector certificate. Very comfortable with the Nec no knowledge of the IRC.Will purchase the material to study for the exam. In your opinion should I spend alot of time with the IRC .? Hope you well on the E2 commercial exam!
    IMO, if you are comfortable navigating the NEC then you can take ANY exam that is NEC related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasbl7 View Post
    Congratulations, looking into the E1 inspector certificate. Very comfortable with the Nec no knowledge of the IRC.Will purchase the material to study for the exam. In your opinion should I spend alot of time with the IRC .? Hope you well on the E2 commercial exam!
    SORRY it has took me so long to reply, been busy with studying for the E2 exam.
    The 2012 IRC electrical sections is written based on the 2011 NEC. It is written in a different format, for lack of a better word, but to me it seemed to put some of the code in a form I better understood. I would read over each chapter, visualizing an application as I read each section and then looked it up in the NEC. This worked for me hope it helps you also. Like had been mentioned before in a previous post, mastering the code is the key. Reading over the material and retaining it to the fullest will give you a better chance in passing the exam. Not only will it help on the exam but in the field, you will have to know the code well or at least know where to turn to in the code book for quick reference. Good Luck

    Thanks,
    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by edward View Post


    Now go for the Commercial inspector, then the plan review certification then the National Master electrician certification.

    never heard of the National master electrician certificate -- who is the testing agency? & where is it accepted?
    CircuitRyder --- Unfortunately not all good ideas are code enforceable.

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