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jmitch23

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  1. PE passers by age.

    Passed at 30
  2. FE practice sample

    The real exam is drawn from a database. I don't know why there's only one, but the practice exam gives a decent representation of the real exam.
  3. FE practice sample

    Double-check the NCEES website, but last I read a few months ago was that the NCEES practice exam doesn't change. If you buy it a second time, you get the same exam again. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  4. Books to buy for FE electrical books

    I passed the FE in March using Lindeburg's FE Electrical and Computer Review Manual. I'd recommend using your systems and controls books from school to supplement the manual Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  5. The path to PMP and CAPM along the way?

    Also, if you can get through the PMBOK once, it's beneficial. It's truly the cure for insomnia, but it's good to get your eyes on it.
  6. The path to PMP and CAPM along the way?

    I recommend both Head Start PMP and Rita Mulcahy's book. Read Head Start first to get an intuitive understanding of the process and it's logic. It's a pretty easy read, but I needed more depth to feel comfortable for the exam. That said, I'm particular and I'm generally not comfortable knowing "just enough" to pass. Then read Rita's book. Much more in depth, but I could see it feeling like a textbook with having a foundation in place and Head Start provided that foundation for me. If I had to pick just one, I'd say Rita's book is it. I don't doubt that one could pass with either book, but I found myself recalling elements from both during the exam. If you have the time and a little extra to spend, however, use both. The cost of Head Start is far less than that of retaking the exam, both in terms of money and frustration. I hope this helps.
  7. Hello Everyone

    Best of luck! Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  8. I barely (if ever) used the Camara book for studying, but absolutely abused it during the practice and live exams. I also recommend the Complex Imaginary exam books. I didn't have time to use the NEC code drill book and passed all the same, but I've heard good things about it. You'll definitely want a copy of the NESC. It'll turn a couple of questions into easy layups. Track down a good circuits textbook, a good power systems textbook, and a good machinery (motors and generators) textbooks. I brought the 7th edition of Electric Circuits by Nilsson and Riedel, the 4th edition of Power Systems Analysis and Design by Glover, Sarma, and Overbye, and Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Systems by Wildi. I don't know if they're the best or if the newer editions are more helpful, but that's what I had. Be familiar with your resources. Tabs are definitely your friends! Apply liberally. I tabbed any practice exam questions that I had trouble with and cited where to find the correct way to solve the problem and brought the practice exams with me. For the NEC, I used these tabs and added my own. Speaking of the NEC, try using the applicable NEC Handbook as opposed to the NEC Codebook. @AAGR2013 pretty much covered the rest Keep your head up! You'll get there. This forum was a huge help to me and I'm sure you'll find the same to be true for you.
  9. Hello from NYC

    Welcome neighbor
  10. Greetings from Gotham

    Thank you both
  11. Graffeo Example 31

    The phase angles are used for voltage drop equations, but are of particular importance if you have a complex impedance.
  12. Graffeo Example 50

    The fault between XL and XT2 puts anything beyond the fault (in this case, XT2 and Xm) in parallel with a short to ground. An impedance in parallel with a short to ground will carry virtually no current since the current will all travel down the short (the path of least resistance).
  13. Graffeo Example 31

    You're right. I don't know where my head was at the time.
  14. Graffeo Example 31

    The phase shift only applies when converting between wye and delta. Also, the VR formula uses the voltage magnitudes. Ea should be the generated voltage per phase.
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