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  1. I have several materials for sale related to the Power PE exam. I used all of these resources in varying degrees as part of my exam prep and received my PASS. Many were brought in to the exam room with me. I also have some leftover FE Electrical materials as well. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in any of them. PayPal for payment. Free Shipping. Will consider offers. Electrical Machines, Drives, and Power Systems by Theodore Wildi $25 NCEES Practice Exam $10 (Problems have my worked solutions) Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam 2nd. Edition by John A. Camara $40 Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam 1st. Edition by John A. Camara $35 FE Materials Study Guide for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical & Computer CBT Exam by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $25 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical and Computer Practice Exam #1 by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $15 Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Electrical and Computer Practice Exam #2 by Wasim Asghar (answers are circled) $15 OR $40 for all 3 FE Electrical and Computer CBT Review Manual by Michael R. Lindeburg $35 Sold Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam Sample Test Volume I by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam Sample Test Volume II by James Flanagan (some writing and circled answers) $15 NFPA 497 $25 NFPA 499 $25 NFPA 30B $25 NFPA 70 Handbook 2017 Hardcover Tabbed with Tom Henry KEY WORD INDEX $65 Tom Henry's KEY WORD INDEX Based on the 2017 Code Handbook Edition Softcover book $15 NFPA 70E 2018 $25 Spin-Up For the Electrical and Computer Engineering PE Exam (Power) Five Sample Exams 2nd Edition by Cory Lanza (Some writing and circled answers throughout) $15 NESC 2012 Spiralbound (worked perfect for me during October 2019 exam!) $15 The Electrical Engineer's Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam by Alexander S. Graffeo (Writing throughout and blank sheets at the end are completely filled with formulas and notes) $30 Complex Imaginary Electrical Code Drill Book 2nd. Edition (Writing on first 6 pages) $10 Power Sample Exams for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara $15 Power Practice Problems for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara $15 Study Guide for PE Electrical and Computer Power Exam by Wasim Asghar (answers to practice problems are circled) $20 The Ultimate Electrical Engineering Training Manual for the Power PE Exam by Tony Watson (answers are circled) $20 Power System Analysis & Design by J. Duncan Glover $25 ShoreBrook PE Power Power Practice $10 (Some writing and circled answers) KAPLAN PE Power Electrical Engineering License Review Study Guide by Howard A. Smolleck (very minor highlighting) $10 KAPLAN Electrical Engineering 360 Problems & Solutions for the PE Exam 2nd Edition by Edward Karalis (pencil writing throughout) $10 KAPLAN PE Power Electrical Engineering Sample Exam by Thyagarajan Srinivasan $10 Electrical Engineering Sample Examinations for the Power, Electrical and Electronics, and Computer PE Exams by John A. Camara $15 Electrical Engineering Quick Reference for the Power, Electrical and Electronics, and Computer PE Exams by John A. Camara $15
  2. Taking the Exam My method of taking the exam was to work problems I knew how to do first. I marked those with an A. Then, when I came across a code question I would mark it with a star, mark questions I think I knew how to do with a B, and mark questions I didn’t know what to do with a C. After going through all the questions answering only the ones I felt good on first, I then went through and worked B questions. If I ended up figuring it out, I changed the B to an A, if I had to make an educated guess I left it as a B. I then worked code questions. If I found the answer, I changed the star to an A, or if I had to make an educated guess I marked it as a B. If I had to blindly guess I marked it with a C. I then went through and worked questions marked with a C. I used the formula A*0.9 + B*0.5 + C*0.25 to get a tentative score (where A, B, and C are the number of questions marked as such). I then spent time working on C's and B's to get them to B's and A's until my score was where I wanted it. I didn't want to go over my original A answers too much, because I didn't want to start second guessing my answers. My target score was 28.75 for each session, or 28.75 / 40 = 72%. Study Dates and Times 12 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 11 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 10 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 9 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 8 Wks before - Tu/Sat - 2/3hr 7 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 6 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 5 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 4 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 3 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 2 Wks before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr 1 Wk before - Tu/Th/Sat - 2/2/3hr Around 74 hours of total study time. I was pretty rusty when I first started studying since I hadn't really done hand calculations since school. I started off with the Tues/Sat approach to exercise my memory recall. Surprisingly, studying every single day doesn't help with recall, which is very important. During this Tues/Sat split is when the formulas and problem solving processes where solidified. Once I became comfortable with that, I then started working on just cranking out practice problems Tu/Thur/Sat (mainly because these were the only free days I had). Everything I did revolved around practice problems. I never just studied material hoping I would come across it on the exam. If I came across a problem that I didn't know (for example, how torque and slip are related for a motor), I would just spend time studying that specific material until I felt very comfortable with answering the problem, then moved on to the next problem. After I finished working through the Complex Imaginary practice exams (1-4) (during the Tue/Sat split), I started doing "timed" morning/afternoon sessions from other exams on Saturdays. I say "timed" because I didn't spend the whole 4 hours on it. I just worked through each problem once and finished in about 2-3 hours. Then on Tues & Thurs I spent time reviewing only the problems I missed. For example, I would work the morning session of an Eng Pro Guide exam on Saturday, then review my missed problems Tues and Thurs. Then the next Saturday I would do the afternoon session of the exam. Of course, if I finished early on Saturday I would begin work on studying missed problems until I reached 3 hours. During all these I hovered around the 70%-90% range for each Saturday practice session. I made note of where my holes were, and tried to focus on fixing them. One of my biggest holes was calculating voltage drop for single-phase circuits. I would always forget to multiply my R+jX by 2 to account for the return path. I had to develop a habit to stop every time I came across a voltage drop question and ask myself, "Is this single phase?" Your study time may vary. I found that personally, the 2-3 hours was the sweet spot for me to be able to retain information. Some people find longer hours work better, and some may do well with less hours. References Taken to the Exam NEC Indispensable! You will use this a lot. I did not use the handbook version because I was comfortable with just the code since I had to heavily use it in a previous job. I did buy the tabs, though. Those were very helpful. NESC Required. Used for 2-3 problems. NFPA 70E Required. Used for a few problems. NFPA 497, 499, and 30B Required. Used for 1 problem, I think. Electric Machinery and Power System Fundamentals (Chapman) https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Machinery-Fundamentals-Chapman-Paperback/dp/B00NPP06CO/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1OZUMCJAOZRZV&qid=1576524870&s=books&sprefix=chapman+ele%2Cstripbooks%2C151&sr=1-2 My choice of book for rotating machines. This is the book I used in school, so I was very familiar with the contents and layout. I found the book very helpful for not only preparation, but I also used it during the exam mainly for it’s graphs to answer conceptual questions. Power System Analysis (Saadat) https://www.amazon.com/Power-System-Analysis-Third-Saadat/dp/0984543864/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1576524841&s=books&sr=1-1 My choice of book for power system analysis. Again, I used this book in school so I was already familiar with it. Used to refresh on per unit and other topics. I don’t remember if I used it much on the exam, but I felt comfortable having it with me. Power System Analysis & Design (Glover) https://www.amazon.com/System-Analysis-Design-Duncan-Glover/dp/1305632133/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3GHPEKW44TW0W&qid=1576524905&sprefix=glover+power+%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-1 I found this book the week of the exam. I ordered it and received it in the mail the day before I left for the exam. I’m glad I did, because it helped me solve 1 problem. I originally answered the exam question without any references, but during my second-checking, I found I had answered the question incorrectly because of this book. Well worth the money for that one problem! Protective Relaying Principles and Applications (Blackburn) https://www.amazon.com/Protective-Relaying-Principles-Applications-Fourth/dp/1439888116/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1A0XS3CP3843O&qid=1578489685 I didn’t use this at all while studying or during the exam. However, it's a good book and the content is very informative. It is more of a masters level book, so it assumes you are already very familiar with basic power concepts. The Electrical Engineer’s Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam (Graffeo) https://www.amazon.com/Electrical-Engineers-Guide-Passing-Power/dp/0988187612/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2360EZE8YDQ50&qid=1576524932&sprefix=electrical+engineers+%2Caps%2C142&sr=8-1 I really like this book, especially for its symmetrical components section. There are also a lot of random formulas for the applications section of the exam (like lighting, batteries, power electronics, etc.) Cram for the Professional Engineer Electrical and Computer Power Exam *Get this book* https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Engineer-Electrical-Computer-Power/dp/1726729826/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1576524963&sr=8-5 I found this book about 2 weeks out from the exam. I’m so glad I did! This book is well worth the money (like, $40?). Buy it along with the two practice exams! Reference Sheets Personal Formula Sheet MVA Method Notes ANSI Device Numbers Engineering Economy Formulas Average and Effective Values of Waveforms Reliability Notes TCC Curve Notes Mike Holt NEC Index Open Delta Transformer Notes and Equations Fluke ABCs of DMMs N4L Application Note - 014 3 Phase 2 Wattmeter Power Measurements GE Instrument Transformer Basic Technical Information and Application Substation Bus Schemes Power Factor Correction Multipliers Practice Exams NCEES Practice Exam (Errata) Good, but not as difficult as the real exam. Buy it. Complex Imaginary Exams (Vols. 1-4) Very good for refreshing on more power system analysis questions. Buy it. Cram for the Professional Electrical Engineer and Computer Power Exam (I & II) Very good! Buy these practice exams! The Electrical Engineer’s Guide to Passing the Power PE Exam Sample (From reference book) An odd exam, but every practice exam is helpful. Comes in the reference book. Engineering Pro Guides Final Exam Very similar to the difficulty of the real exam. Buy it. Shoot me a PM if you want a link to my reference sheets listed above.
  3. Anybody want to share their failure scores with me? I'm trying to figure out about how close I need to get to pass. I failed, and made a 46/80. I'm only 6 months out of college and into my career as a Power engineer at a G&T Utility company. I kind of want to take it again in April, but my gut feeling says to wait a year to get more experience. I won't be eligible to get my license until 2022 anyways. Any suggestions on if I should wait/how hard it will be for me to get my score up in a year's time?
  4. NESC 2017 $155 Contact jkying@gmail.com for faster response
  5. Anyone took the test today? I took it in MO. Would love to hear how you guys felt about it to calm my anxiety haha. Did you feel like you nailed it? Which session was harder?
  6. All those taking exam in Sacramento, California Area. Wondering where is the usual exam location for Power PE? Thanks.
  7. ELECTRICAL ENGINEER (Denver, CO; Lawrence, KS) he Electrical Project Engineer is responsible for leading the development of building energy conservation projects with a focus on Electrical, Lighting, and Lighting Control Systems. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering or Electrical Engineering with an interest in building electrical, lighting, lighting control, and mechanical systems. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate success in the following skills and abilities: Skills and abilities: Be fully capable of working in design teams to assist in meeting the project goals in a team-focused environment. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills. Demonstrates the ability to communicate ideas and concepts in both written and oral form. Experience with facility electrical distribution systems is required. Professional Engineering license is required (2019 test takers are welcome to apply). Some travel is required. Exposure to high-performance buildings and energy conservation is preferred. Project experience in Colorado, California, Oregon, or Washington is a plus. Job Responsibilities: Perform on-site facility audits to identify energy, electrical, lighting, and mechanical improvement opportunities. Perform energy modeling and building simulations using energy modeling software packages, i.e., eQUEST. Calculate projected energy savings. Perform project cost estimates. Perform building lighting simulations, lighting design, and equipment selection. Design electrical, lighting, and lighting control systems upgrades, including the production of construction drawings and specifications. Perform engineering analysis of Available Short-Circuit Current, Arc Flash Potential, and Circuit Breaker Coordination in high performance buildings. Write persuasive reports detailing building improvement opportunities and solutions. Present findings clearly and professionally to peers and clients. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with AutoCAD, eQUEST and Microsoft Excel Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) are preferred. Send email with subject line "Electrical Engineering Position" to npedersen@willdan.com with resume and contact info.
  8. Hello Everyone! New here, but giving back to this forum just as it gave something to me. Resources and hope! I recently moved to the from Canada with a few years of experience in my hands after graduating as an Electrical Engineering candidate in the summer of 2013. While I hadn't been out of school for long, I still lost all hope of being in a school/study environment again and was worried about this FE Electrical and Computer CBT based exam. After looking at resources and forums I decided to start my studying. I moved here in April and with wanting to take my PE Power exam in the April of 2017, I decided to dedicate some time this year (2016) to study and try and pass the FE. So I bought the FE Electrical and Computer textbook by Lindeburg on Amazon for 50-ish $ and started studying by the end of July. I followed the schedule it says and tried to do one chapter a day, and sometimes three-four on weekends. Lindeburg suggests that you could start the course 45 days ahead of the exam and complete all 45 chapters without rest days and pass the exam the next day. I think this is pretty accurate since the exam is not very tough. Along with the textbook, I tried to learn where all the units and equations are in the FE Reference book which is the exact same book given to you on the computer in the exam. I also watched Raiya Energy Academy's Youtube videos online and used it for different questions and examples. I also found some online assessments that started a timer and told you how you did. And finally I made sure to really practice with my calculator and use the special functions like complex conversion, matrices, vectors, equation solving, computer numbering formats, and boolean logic. This last part is really important because doing all these in your calculator, saves you time, which gives you more minutes in the end for harder problems or for reviewing. After I was done going through the book, I decided to book the exam three weeks from finishing the book, and spend these weeks looking at the book and the reference manual again, but this time just doing the problems. I am so glad I did the steps above, because after I did the exam on a Friday, I found out I passed online the next Wednesday. Hope this helps you!
  9. Post problems here and post recommendations for calculators. Thanks
  10. Hello, I came across this question on the NEC practice exam : A 3 phase 3 wire ungrounded 13.2 kV (phase to phase) wye connected source is connected to a balanced delta load that is grounded on CORNER A. The voltage measured between corner B and the ground is most nearly : The answer is 13.2 kV. Can someone please elaborate on this answer and if there is any good material I can refer to on this topic. Also how would the values change when the source is grounded ? Thank you!
  11. I have decided to place my cheat sheets (word document) on the below link as a free download. Please feel free to download the word documents and customize the documents to suit your needs. You can also upload your own version of your cheat sheet to the google drive in order to share with others. Good luck on the studying and please feel free to email if you have any questions on any other product or if you see an error on the cheat sheets. Link: http://engproguides.com/free-pe-cheat-sheets.html
  12. I'm trying to get an FE Waiver in CA and have a few questions and I'm wondering if anyone here can help as I'm waiting for a phone call back from the board. I'm an EE with over 20 years of experience in an exempt environment. So this translates to having only one reference that has a stamp and a true struggle to find sups/managers that aren't dead or retired (I wish I was joking about the dead part sadly). 1. "In responsible charge" seems to be a licensed PE term/classification. How do I translate this for my exempt references? The application says (http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/pubs/forms/peapp.pdf): "At least one of the licensed references must be from a person in responsible charge over the applicant for each engagement for which the applicant desires credit." 2. Do I need to provide references for all my engagements? I have experience performing work outside of electrical engineering, including my current job which is civil. 3. What should my exemption references say in the fill-in-the-blank after "I am legally exempt from licensure because" ......... ? Does anyone else have any advice as to how to help your reference fill out the form when they are likely not familiar with the terminology in the form. I'm worried it will be a barrier to getting these back. TIA, Jennifer
  13. Good morning all. I received the green "Pass" for my Power PE exam this morning, so I'm ready to release the write-up of my experience. I will reply to this with an attached PDF for those who want a simple 2-page print-out (the site isn't letting me attach it here). Hoping this is a help to you future test-takers! As a side note, I took (for the first time) and passed the FE exam earlier this year. I have a write-up for that in the FE forum. My Therapist Said I Should Do This for Closure (Joking) I did a lot of research before prepping for the Power PE exam, and many of my resource choices came from input of others in this forum. Thanks everyone! For you future Power PE exam takers prepping, here is an overview of my resources, study plans, and experience (don’t worry – no prohibited exam info in here): Resources Custom 4” binder (had this out and used for ~70% of questions on the exam) Printouts from all sections in Electrical PE Review premium course. Handwritten and typed additional notes and formulas Random articles I expected to be useful (including FE Handbook sections) GRAFFEO’s book (out a few times during the exam) 2014 NEC (whichever version applies to your exam is a must-have) PRM (Camara) (used a few times on the exam) 2017 NESC (no brainer, even though it makes up a small percentage of the exam) Electrical Machines and Drives (Wildi) (fantastic book – out a few times during the exam) Power System Analysis and Design (Glover) (may not be the best book, but I used it in school and it has some helpful sequence network, 3-phase analysis, and transmission model information) (out a few times during the exam) Power System Analysis (Grainger) (usually my go-to for power flow and sometimes transmission) NCEES Practice Exam (was helpful for exam prep) CI volumes 2-4 (was helpful for improving exam-style question speed – does not cover all topics) Spin-Up (was somewhat helpful for exam prep – very simplified questions) I took some extra references with me to the exam, but did not include them on the list since I didn’t use them or see them as worthwhile. Study Plans 6 Months Out: Started researching resources and other engineers’ experiences with study prep. I mostly did this on forums and with engineers at work. 4 Months Out Avoided any practice exams. Purchased and went through Graffeo’s book (except exam). Started typing out custom notes/formulas pages broken down by the NCEES “Power Exam Specifications.” I used Graffeo and PRM as my primary sources for this. Hit rotating machinery and realized a class might be a good idea. Previewed some rotating machinery notes from Electrical PE Review (EPR)…decided to go with that as my class. Signed up for the premium class at the end of the month. 3 Months Out Created binder tabs for each section in the EPR course. Pre-printed everything so I could highlight and take notes as I went through the course and videos. This was a good move…by the end of the course, I generally knew right where to go in my custom book for common formulas and question types. I probably made it through the course in ~100 hours (others would be much faster/slower depending on what they intend to get out of it). There are 100’s of pertinent quiz questions and many helpful videos. I feel like I saved weeks of my life by not having to create more formula sheets and not having to run through tons of questions that would not have been pertinent to the exam. 2.5 Months Out Started taking one practice exam per weekend: Complex Imaginary (CI) Graffeo 2 Months Out Took the NCEES Practice Exam…didn’t cry (high 80’s) Fell into a big project at work that consumed most of the rest of the next two weeks Worked Spin-Up problems here-and-there. Tabbed the heck out of my references. 1.5 Months Out Through Test Day Breezed through all the EPR courses again. Started over on the ‘1-practice exam per-weekend’ cycle. Watched and/or participated in the EPR live classes. Printed articles and just tried to patch holes in my knowledge. Test Day Experience Got a hotel room the night before for fear of a flat tire keeping me from making it on time. Packed a lunch the morning of the exam and packed in coffee and a couple of CLIF bars. Got to the exam site 30 minutes before doors opened (I was not the first there). Took the morning section and found it played to my weaknesses. Had most questions done in 3-hours. Spent the remaining time on a few of the harder questions and checking answers. I use the multi-pass testing approach. For me, this means: with exception of NEC questions, do all questions requiring minimal or no look-ups on first time through (~60%); do all NEC questions on second time through (~20%); do hardest questions 3rd/4th time through (~20%). Felt pretty confident on 30/40. I’m guessing I got 75-85% on the morning. Side Note - I recommend not going in dehydrated – plan for one restroom break. It cost me less than 5 minutes. Had lunch in my car and just hung out until the doors opened for the afternoon section. Took the afternoon section and found it played to my strengths. Had most questions done in 3-hours. Spent the remaining time on a couple of harder questions and checking answers. Felt pretty confident on 35/40. I’m guessing I got 80-90% on the afternoon. As I write this, that experience was yesterday…I won’t know if I passed for several weeks. I will say I felt fairly well prepared. For what it is worth, I feel like a better engineer for the study and experience; now I am ready to move on! Hope not to see any of you in six months…then this really is closure! Good luck in the future, everyone.
  14. Would you be able to give any of your advice or share some of the materials you have used for the exam? Now I failed the exam 3 times, and I am bit nervous about the AIT format.. I have been out of the school for a while and working at the retail store through out the college, and it seems to me it is hard to find the relative jobs.. Please give any of your suggestions or advice I will wait for your replies....
  15. I'm getting ready to take the Electrical FE exam in 2 weeks and wondering if anyone has taken the exam since they have switched to the new AIT format and they're thoughts on it?
  16. After you receive your results, can you please take a few minutes to fill out a survey? This will help the future PE test takers get an idea on the references used, number of hours spent studying, cut score and which topics are difficult/easy. HVAC & Refrigeration October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/lhQCu7Z5r6vyjWje2 Thermal & Fluids October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/VrXYXjwsY5Ycpjv43 Machine Design & Materials October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/gVXyLJ7RkJqzrcZB2 Power October 2017 PE Survey Link: https://goo.gl/forms/XseluKZn7dRvCtQi2
  17. One of the questions I get asked the most from students is: “Zach, how many Months do I need to study to pass the PE exam?” Each and every person has their own individual needs based on industry experience, math background, and test taking skills. This means that it is close to impossible to say exactly how many months you, in particular, would need to study to pass. But, what I can tell you, is what the successful engineers that DO pass have in common with their studying habits and how long they prepared for. We polled our April 2017 students and asked: “How many Months did you Study for the Electrical PE Exam?” Want to see how the successful engineers that passed the PE exam answered? Take a look at the pie graph below and see if you can guess how many months correspond to each percentage and slice. You can click on the pie graph when you are ready to see the answer or you can just click on the following link: Electrical PE Review - What do Successful Engineers that Pass the PE Exam have in Common? Knowledge is power. That's why it's so important to identify what is working as a whole so that we can adopt the study habits that passing engineers share in common to greatly improve our probability of passing the PE exam. Your goal should be to sign up for the PE exam, put in your time studying, pass the exam, and then move on with both your professional and personal life. Of course, the number of months leading up to the exam doesn’t really matter if you aren’t putting in the hours each week. So to compare, next week we will be diving deeper and looking at the results of how the total number of hours spent studying per week also affects success rate. See you next week! Zach Stone, P.E.
  18. Hello Everyone! After posting my FE exam prep from October 2016 found here: I decided to go strong and work towards my PE Power. Like I mentioned before, I already had the required 4 years of work experience between both Canada and the US, so I decided to apply for the PE Exam and write it in the coming April 2017. I would say, from talking with coworkers, peers, and just overall looking at all the material available it was really intimidating and overwhelming at first. I was very nervous about this exam from the get-go even after studying for the FE and passing it. Having done the FE just recently should help, is what I kept hearing from everyone, but of course I was finding it hard to connect the dots between the FE and the PE exams. Primarily, because the FE really is very basic level understanding of electrical engineering (First and Second year course material from University) whereas the PE is more like the third and fourth year materials + codebooks. In any case, I didn't have a great plan of studying for this like I did for the FE. With the FE I just took the reference material and followed their plans. With the PE, I asked around at work for what was available, and luckily there were a couple folks that had 5-6 different NCEES PE Power Practice Exam and Camara's booklets that combined had over a 1000 problems. I also printed out the NEC 2017, the NESC 2012, the NFPA 70 2017, the ANSI Device Numbers, and had a copy of the EPRM by John Camara. This last book was what I used to start my prep. Similar to the FE prep, I first went through the EPRM entirely and thoroughly. Then I went through a whole bunch of videos on youtube related to Power problems, notable mention Raiya Energy Academy. Again, while I don't always agree with Raiya's solutions, her problems and walk throughs are worth looking into. She gets the steps right 99 percent of the time, but the answer might be wrong in some cases. She corrects herself in most cases. After I finished the EPRM book, I went through the entire NEC 2017 code book and sticky tabbed most of the important and often used artices, (See Raiya's video on Must Know NEC Articles). I have to admit, you are not going to remember where each article is. So heavily rely on the index pages of these code books in the end of the books. After the NEC, I went through the NESC codebook and the NFPA codebooks fairly quickly in order to get the gist of the materials. The last four weeks before the exam, all I did was problems problems problems. I have to admit, after I did the exam, I had a sense of relief, it was either from finishing a long 9.5 hours day (including breaks) or I was fairly confident in what I had answered were correct. For anyone thinking that there isn't enough time in the exam, if you prepared as much as I did, and I think you should, then you should have enough time to write the exam and still have 45 minutes in the end to check everything. I had finished checking and still left a half an hour earlier. Total time taken to study: Once I passed the FE, and got my approval that I had been registered for the PE exam in February, I started studying Mid February. From Mid-Feb to April 19th, I spent 8 weeks studying. Weekends were the busiest (6-8 hours each day) and then 3-4 weeknights of one hour each. Prep Prep Prep, is all I can say. I can usually gauge whether or not one would need to study as much or not for a certain exam, however, both before and even after writing the PE exam, I have to say you must put in your hours to study. It is not that hard, but it is not trivial. So I passed, and the results came out exactly 1 Month and 5 days later. Good luck to Oct 2017s and future PEs.
  19. I guess I forgot to introduce myself on my first day here (the day I found out my dream of becoming a PE is shattered and postponed to another 6 months... the day of to be or not to be... the day of green or red... the day of passed or fail... the day of tears or tears (this time from joy)... I am a power electrical engineer and will be taking The Power PE in October for the second time. I've found this forum really helpful for both study and emotional support. I hope I can contribute and support others as well the same way I get help and support. thank you, A warrior from Cali
  20. Failed 48/80 first time taker. 48 correct questions out of 80. please share your failing score and if you passed your advice and strategy! Thank you.
  21. I have the following for sale: -NCEES PE Electrical and Computer Engineering: Power Practice Exam (Printed Nov 2014) - Like New. Soft Cover for $30. -PPI Power Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam by John A. Camara (Copyright 2010) - Some Highlights, but like new condition. Hard cover for $150. Or $160 for both. All prices include shipping. Photo's available upon request for proof of version or condition. Feel free to shoot me an email at dcpppf@mail.missouri.edu. Happy studying!
  22. Hello everyone, First and foremost I'd like to thank everyone for the rollercoaster ride while waiting for the exam results. Please list what reference books you used during the exam. I heard "least is best" so I limited myself to a few instead of flipping through too many books: Power Reference Manual - Camara NEC 2014 Spin UP practice exams - practiced 2 of these exams... passed both with 75%. NEC Practice exam School of PE notes and Solutions Graffeo book - I referenced this one the most in the exam but never beforehand I know there are multiple threads everywhere on this but I figure someone has already seen that, so I'll just ask you to list the link here. Thanks for your assistance. MY background : Im not a practicing power engineer, but I do have an electrical engineering education (small circuits). This was the first time I was exposed to Transmission, Generators, and majority of the items on the exam. I took the School PE course and it taught me alot. I figure I need to practice more how "per units" work and get the NESC book. Any advice of yours is appreciated. My diagnostic is attached but I have no idea what to make of it. The topics are so generalized I dont know which problems to practice for each to get better. Any thoughts are welcome Thanks
  23. Hello! Been a long time lurker of these boards when I first took and passed the Electrical Power PE Exam. There is an amazing amount of first hand experience here from other members that really helped to prepare me and gave me a solid understanding of what to expect the Electrical PE exam to be like. I help run an online Electrical Power PE Exam review course that is currently free. The link is in my member profile if anyone is interested, just click on my name and then "about me." My goal for finally registering an account and being active here is to give back to the community that helped me, specifically by answering questions for Electrical Power PE test takers and by providing resources from our course when I can. I would be glad to help in anyway. Zach Stone, P.E.
  24. Up for sale are the practice exam materials that I used to study for, and pass, the October 2016 electrical power PE exam. I bought each practice exam brand new from NCEES & Complex Imaginary a few months before the exam and all are in "like-new" condition (did not write on any pages, no torn pages, no highlight marks). I would highly recommend using these or similar practice exams while studying for your exam. I found the difficulty level of the NCEES practice exam to be slightly more representative of the actual exam than the CI material. However, the CI provides more practice problems and will serve as a better overall study guide for the exam. The following items are included for a total price of $150 (I'll cover the cost of UPS shipment). Photos are available upon request. Please feel free to respond to this post, PM, or send me an email with any questions, my email is tgale08@gmail.com. Paypal would be my preferred method of payment. 1. Complex Imaginary Practice Exams - Complete Set (vol. 1-4) (retail $150) 2. Complex Imaginary Electrical Code Drill Book - Based on 2014 version of NEC (retail $30) 3. NCEES - PE Electrical and Computer Practice Exam (retail $39.95)
  25. Ok...So........This was my third try at licensure. I took it in Chicago where Continental Testing Services is the protecting entity. When I sat in my seat I noticed that my test card said "Computer Engineering" "I checked the wrong discipline when I registered! . I panicked and told the one of the reps for CTS that I believe I may be taking the wrong exam. They when elsewhere to discuss with I guess whomever was supervising and said they would allow me take the Power as they have one extra exam of each discipline. They wrote my name and ID on the new test book and cross out C.E and wrote in power on the test card. They, also stated they would write up small incident report to submit to the board. I felt very confident about my test this go round as I studied my arse off. HOWEVER, today I was curious and gave NCEES personnel at call to see if my situation would be honored. Their response was something like "Your test with be graded for whatever exam you registered for"...in this case "Computer Engineering". Major kicked to the face. So I took the Power exam but they are going to grade my scantron sheet as if I took the C.E test!?...wtf.She said that CTS doesn't have authority to change the test. BUT, then went on to say that I need to contact CTS because if anyone can address this situation its them and NOT NCEES, which is confusing...........I emailed someone from CTS and I'm awaiting a response....I'm in EXTREME PANICKED RIGHT NOW.....has anyone heard of a situation like this before
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