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Title: about hvac excellence test
Post by: R.J. on December 08, 2011, 12:24:18 PM
it has been a long time since I wrote anything cause i have been so busy with school.I just got done taking the second time HVAC excellence test the first time all 9 out of 11 students failed this time it was just me.Is this me or is this test really is hard.RJ
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: jumptrout51 on December 08, 2011, 05:01:48 PM
Sorry RJ...it must be you. Should have taken the proctor out for a beer.
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: R.J. on December 09, 2011, 10:18:45 AM
Thanks for the info.I'm not so sure he will let me take it again.By the way do you have any good advice on what might make me retain more of this info.by the way the proctor is my teacher in this and I'm the only FEMALE  in his class i gues that is why he is being so hard on me I know my ohmms law and diodes,what comes in to the house and things like that but when I start taking the test it seems like I forget it all or I'm not understanding the ? please help  :( ??? :-\
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: JWWebster on December 09, 2011, 11:48:38 AM
http://www.ehow.com/how_7673716_hvac-excellence-test-online.html
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: jumptrout51 on December 10, 2011, 04:03:48 PM
Thanks for the info.I'm not so sure he will let me take it again.By the way do you have any good advice on what might make me retain more of this info.by the way the proctor is my teacher in this and I'm the only FEMALE  in his class i gues that is why he is being so hard on me I know my ohmms law and diodes,what comes in to the house and things like that but when I start taking the test it seems like I forget it all or I'm not understanding the ? please help  :( ??? :-\
The best retainer is experience. Call on a HVAC company and ask to ride along on service calls to observe a field tech. The class info will make more sense when you see it in action.
Also,some very qualified people do not do written test well. Ask for a verbal test.
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: romanowski72 on December 11, 2011, 11:14:59 AM
This is a cheap route to go, google hvac excellence tests questions and anwers the tests are all very standard and I bet you can find the answers to all of the tests with the questions.  Which test is the problem I will look to see if I still have mine so you can review it.  The biggest solution in my opinion is understanding the theory.
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: R.J. on December 13, 2011, 12:07:48 PM
the one I'm having problems with is the first one Electrical ER when i get the letter that they have sent me it is saying I'm very week in electrical troubleshooting and electrical components I thought I did very well in that part.Let me see if this is right if I'm testing a load I will get voltage if I m testing an open circuit i will get voltage if I m testing a closed circuit I will get nothing
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: jumptrout51 on December 13, 2011, 03:55:49 PM
Testing a load is amperage.
Open circuit would be O volts.
A closed circuit will read voltage.
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: JWWebster on December 13, 2011, 06:47:30 PM
The best way to pass the test is to get some experience behind you. Down here guys that are in HVAC school get job offers to work with HVAC companys while still going to school 3 nights a week from 5 to 9 pm. Students ride with techs as helpers during the day and go to school at night.
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: R.J. on December 17, 2011, 02:47:16 PM
thank you very much I know that will help me.Some of the guys have told me I'm trying to study too much and what i mean by that is I believe almost everything I high light is in important so I study it all. :)
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: Icehouse on December 18, 2011, 01:50:52 PM
 :) You could e-mail me as I have 25 years teaching HVAC/R as well as being a "Tech" since 1968  ;D also an "ole fart" :rofl:
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: R.J. on December 18, 2011, 02:06:20 PM
thanks I could really use the help.RJ :)
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: Icehouse on December 18, 2011, 03:36:49 PM
That's what I'm here for. Haven't been too active due to health reasons but back ready to "Kickass"  :2funny: :2funny: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: new tech on December 18, 2011, 05:18:45 PM
:) You could e-mail me as I have 25 years teaching HVAC/R as well as being a "Tech" since 1968  ;D also an "ole fart" :rofl:

Or you could just start a new topic in this forum and ask so we can all learn from the answers. ;)
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: Icehouse on December 19, 2011, 08:56:53 AM
Not a problem just need AJ's approval. I's his show
Title: Re: about hvac excellence test
Post by: AJ on December 19, 2011, 09:43:30 AM
Not a problem just need AJ's approval. I's his show

That's what this show is all about. Helping and learning from each other.