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    Anyone as Frustrated as Me???

    Last night I really thought I would be posting a picture of a "PASS" on my Facebook page along with an apology to my friends and family for completely neglecting them for the past month. Instead it was a picture of a bottle of Absolute, a fresh lime and a Netflix movie. That feeling when you hit that last review button and all you see in all caps is FAIL is the indescribable to anyone who has not put this much effort into something and had that happen. I just failed the level 3 test for the third time!!! I am studying everything I can get my hands on. My score has gone up every time. This time it was a 390 but you need a 410 to pass. I don't even under stand the scoring? 410 what kind of goal is that to strive for? I started doing electrical testing in 1992 performing maintenance testing on breakers, panelboards, MCC buckets and performing infrared inspections. Needless to say I have seen some changes in the equipment to be tested and the test equipment used to do it over the years. Who would have thought you could ever take an infrared rig from a dolly and be able to carry it in your pocket or use test equipment that you do not have to null before a test. So I am not new electrical testing but still mainly low voltage equipment, relays and MV interior equipment. Each time I have taken the level 3 test I have come down to the wire on time, minutes even seconds to spare one time. This time I had to fly through the last 5 questions, still better then the 10 I had to Christmas tree the last time. At least one of which I know was a calculation problem I know I would have gotten correct but did not have anytime to work it through. Every time I take the test there are new questions about equipment that I may have only heard of but never tested in person. There has to be a better way to study for this exam! There has to be other people out there that know that feeling when you click that last button. Any input would help before I go to Walmart and apply to be a greater. Maybe I can pass that exam.

    Thanks for listening to my rant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrengarber View Post
    That feeling when you hit that last review button and all you see in all caps is FAIL is the indescribable to anyone who has not put this much effort into something and had that happen.
    I know the feels. I failed the 3 my first time and had to wait anxiously for 6 months before getting another shot. Keep at it, with enough persistence and desire it's only a matter of time.

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