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Old 05-16-2020, 10:20 PM   #1
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Question Tips on how to read 2018 CE Code Book?

Hello

I am working on obtaining 442A Licence.

I have Electrical background and am going thru the sample questions.
However, currently I am finding it hard to use the CE Code book and find the answers. I
Can I get any tips and advice, suggest any videos or whatever available on how to read 2018 CE Code Book?

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Old 05-16-2020, 10:36 PM   #2
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442a sounds interesting. I'd want to know if it's much different than journeyman testing in alberta. I read the book from the front and you kind of remember where things should go. If I didn't understand a rule then I read it till it made sense or googled interpretations and asked around. Idk where I actually stopped or if I did. I left out some specific sections I've never looked at.

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The first thing I would do (if you haven't already) is memorize what section is what. Once you know what the different sections are, it will make your life SO much easier.

You don't need to memorize the whole code book either... but I would read the whole thing cover-to-cover. It's a big book, but thats what I did for the 2015 Ontario code book (I have yet to get my hands on a paper copy of the 2018 CEC or OESC... I prefer paper to read...)

Once you have gotten the idea of what each section is and what is in each section, you'll find it much easier to find things in the code book.

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I will start with this, Thank you Kevin!
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Following up on Kevin's post. If the 442 test is like the red seal exam most of the questions will come from the general sections of the code. So 0-14 and sec 26.
When looking for something, look in the table of contents and in the index. Try to think of alternative terms if the one you thought of isn't there.
If there is an appendix B reference read it. That is 100% the most important thing I have ever learned about the code book.
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Also look at all the tables. There are many tables that are not used often and it helps for the test to know they are there.

Appendix D is also good to know. Lots of good stuff back there.
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Use the index as much as possible.
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I'm not familiar with the 2018 CE Code Book but I would guess you read it left to right and top to bottom.
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I'm not familiar with the 2018 CE Code Book but I would guess you read it left to right and top to bottom.
I believe so.
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Start on page 1.
I read the entire code book when I first started my business.
It took about three months to finish it.
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I'm not familiar with the 2018 CE Code Book but I would guess you read it left to right and top to bottom.
Easy now, a 442 eventually becomes a certified pole dancer.
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I'm not familiar with the 2018 CE Code Book but I would guess you read it left to right and top to bottom.
Now you tell me... after all these years I was starting in the back and working forwards...

No wonder I am better at demo then install...

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