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    My exam results were kind of disheartening

    You know, I want to say that my results were kind of disheartening. I've done work for months on these systems, and had tech experience in the Navy for the past 4.5 years. I got a 28% on the first exam I took. I want nothing more than to do better. I'm thankful for this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolanholt View Post
    You know, I want to say that my results were kind of disheartening. I've done work for months on these systems, and had tech experience in the Navy for the past 4.5 years. I got a 28% on the first exam I took. I want nothing more than to do better. I'm thankful for this site.
    I want to say as a Switch gear Specialist for 43 years, first with General Electric and then with an engineering firm, I find the tests somewhat out of the typical day to day stuff found in the field when "Switch gear Testing". Questions such as fiber optics, types of connectors, fiber optic cable construction, logic gates, etc. were never something that a technician out in the field ever had to deal with.

    When did board level testing or the need to identify logic gates and/or symbols become a typical type of switch gear work ? As far as I know, never.

    Maybe I'm just showing my age (70 yo) and wishing for the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiskers View Post
    I want to say as a Switch gear Specialist for 43 years, first with General Electric and then with an engineering firm, I find the tests somewhat out of the typical day to day stuff found in the field when "Switch gear Testing". Questions such as fiber optics, types of connectors, fiber optic cable construction, logic gates, etc. were never something that a technician out in the field ever had to deal with.

    When did board level testing or the need to identify logic gates and/or symbols become a typical type of switch gear work ? As far as I know, never.

    Maybe I'm just showing my age (70 yo) and wishing for the past.
    knowledge of logic gates helps with understanding relay logic. Not everyone works with relays, but its helpful to understand it. I agree that most of this stuff isn't really useful in everyday work. Also memorizing specs is kind of dumb because that's why we have the documents on our computers to look at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baccuskt View Post
    knowledge of logic gates helps with understanding relay logic. Not everyone works with relays, but its helpful to understand it. I agree that most of this stuff isn't really useful in everyday work. Also memorizing specs is kind of dumb because that's why we have the documents on our computers to look at.

    Specs that might change every couple of years... MTS 15 was different from ATS 17. Now, ATS 17 has more in common with MTS 19...if not completely as far as the tables go.

    Thereís no need to know what kind of light emitting connector is on what relay or HMI...

    Our job: Visually inspect, test, and commission.

    SCADA is always on another firm at any real site...been in this field for over half my life, and thatís the way itís always been. Let alone, I had about 5 SCADA questions on my test.

    Edit- I do agree with logic, though. That is within the function of the relay...regardless that itís like pulling teeth or murder to get the settings outside of 50/51 out of cust/client.

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