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PASSING THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN CANADIAN ELECTRICAL EXAM
- January 31, 2016
- Posted by: Marvin R.
- Category: News
In all my years teaching the Canadian Red Seal Construction and Maintenance Electrical Pre Exam course I see journeyperson candidates make similar errors. For a successful 1st time pass of the C of Q – the Certificate of Qualification- electrician’s license exam requires control of the exam. I have 10 excellent methods that work. I teach them in my classes and they are all spelled out very clearly in my Construction and Maintenance Certificate of Qualification Pre Exam Workbook. You can access my workbook directly from my site or go immediately to Orderline by clicking on this link: http://www.orderline.com/training_series/orderline/author/rosenberg/marvin/paperless/guide/electrical/certificate/workbook/exam/electrician/pre/maintenance/qualification.html.
Electricians are typically very productive professionals always looking for the most efficient way to complete a task and that often involves the concept of minimal time spent performing that task. The electrician license C of Q is not a task that requires minimal time spent – quite the opposite.
Many write the exam from top to bottom in order of the exam’s presentation. Certainly everyone is an individual and learns in their own individual way but writing an exam using this method can create a number of problems.
Not everyone has the same experience nor is comfortable with answering questions. If the individual does not know exactly where to look in the Codebook or requires a great deal of time to answer a question panic usually sets in. And the end result is running out of time so that you have to rush through the last section of the exam which typically leads to a disappointing result . This is why I developed the Skip it system – build time during the exam answering the questions you know first!
Electrician’s Exam Skip-it System™
ROUND 1: 30 SECONDS PER QUESTION – 25% OF EXAM TIME – 45 minutes
If you can’t answer the question within 30 seconds, skip-it and go to the next question
ROUND 2: 60 SECONDS PER QUESTION – 30% OF EXAM TIME – 54 MINUTES
If you can’t answer the question within 60 seconds, skip-it and go to the next question
ROUND 3: 120 SECONDS PER QUESTION – 30% OF EXAM TIME – 54 MINUTES
If you can’t answer the question within 120 seconds, skip- it and go to the next question
ROUND 4: # SECONDS PER QUESTION – 15% OF EXAM TIME – 27 MINUTES
Time for an educated guess using the process of elimination—never leave any question unanswered
“Don’t run out of exam time– use the skip-it system.™”
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