RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY: HVAC 2nd edition delivers training materials with a hands-on practical approach. Based on NAHB/HBI Skill Standards developed by an advisory board of leading builders and educators, this full color, comprehensive text is intended for aspiring technicians and covers the installation, startup and service of residential air conditioning and heating systems. This new edition continues to present material as a theory then explains with how-to instructions while at the same time adhering to the NAHB/Home Builders Institute's Skills Standards for HVAC. Instructions contain step by step procedures with illustrations side by side with the description, giving clarity to the instructions. The first section explores matter, energy, heat and the basics of refrigeration with a view towards building a working knowledge of the behavior of heat and how it is transferred. Next, the start up and service section illustrates the steps that must be followed to make certain that airflow through the system is correct and the amount of refrigerant in the system is within the acceptable range. Finally the installation and service of oil, gas, electric and geothermal heating systems is covered as well as boilers, hydronic heating and radiant heating. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Eugene Silberstein
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Category: Technology & Engineering
This Third Edition provides a comprehensive and fully up to date guide for all those preparing to sit the National Admissions Test for Law. It has been thoroughly revised to take account of the recent changes to the test and to reflect the latest advice and guidance relevant for candidates. Readers will find all they need to face the exam with confidence, fulfil their potential and succeed in their application.
Author: Rosalie Hutton,Glenn Hutton,Fraser Sampson
Do the terms ad valorem, zero-minus tick, and disintermediation give you a headache? Do you need to take the Series 7 exam? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, then you've come to the right place.Robert Walker, a professional trainer who specializes in the NASD/NASAA Series 63, 65/66, 6, and 7 exams, has written this book for those who are about to brave the Series 7 examination. Armed with an M.F.A. in writing and a B.A. in English, Walker has managed to translate Securities-ese into plain English, with a liberal dash of humor.This must-have book guides you through the intricacies of the Series 7 exam. Walker takes the exam apart piece by piece, and explains terms and concepts with a sense of humor and ease not found in other exam guides. He shows you, step-by-step, how not to be misled by the questions. In addition to practice questions liberally sprinkled throughout its lessons, Pass the 7 includes study sheets summarizing the lessons, a section devoted to test-taking strategy, and a comprehensive glossary and index.Once you've finished this book, you will be able to take the test with confidence! Companion audio training CDs available online.
A Training Guide for the NASD Series 7 Exam
Author: Robert Walker,Robert Mark Walker
Publisher: First Books
Category: Study Aids
This new edition provides the latest and most comprehensive information available to help students prepare for the PSI Real Estate Exam. Based on the PSI Examination Content Outline, this text offers more questions and answers than any other PSI book. Highlights: * Over 800 exam-style questions with rationales pinpoint subjects that require additional review. * Six practice exams--3 salesperson, 2 broker, and 1 math--help students prepare for the actual exam. * Content aligned with PSI exam outline. * Matching review quizzes help students focus on key terms.
Author: Lawrence Sager,Joyce Bea Sterling
Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
Your hands-on, step-by-step guide to building connected, service-oriented applications. Teach yourself the essentials of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) 4 -- one step at a time. With this practical, learn-by-doing tutorial, you get the clear guidance and hands-on examples you need to begin creating Web services for robust Windows-based business applications. Discover how to: Build and host SOAP and REST services Maintain service contracts and data contracts Control configuration and communications programmatically Implement message encryption, authentication, and authorization Manage identity with Windows CardSpace Begin working with Windows Workflow Foundation to create scalable and durable business services Implement service discovery and message routing Optimize performance with service throttling, encoding, and streaming Integrate WCF services with ASP.NET clients and enterprise services components Your Step by Step digital content includes: Practice exercises Downloadable code samples Fully searchable online edition of the book -- with unlimited access on the Web
Author: John Sharp
Publisher: Pearson Education
Bernard R. Gifford In the United States, the standardized test has become one of the major sources of information for reducing uncertainty in the determination of individual merit and in the allocation of merit-based educational, training, and employment opportunities. Most major institutions of higher education require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievements with scores on standardized tests. Similarly, in the workplace, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring prospective employees to sit for standardized tests. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, individual members of the political economy are required to transmit to the opportunity marketplace scores on standardized examinations that purport to be objective measures of their abilities, talents, and potential. In many instances, these test scores are the only signals about their skills that job applicants are permitted to send to prospective employers. THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TESTING AND PUBLIC POLICY In view of the importance of these issues to our current national agenda, it was proposed that the Human Rights and Governance and the Education and Culture Programs of the Ford Foundation support the establishment of a ''blue ribbon" National Commission on Testing and Public Policy to investigate some of the major problems, as well as the untapped opportunities, created by recent trends in the use of standardized tests, particularly in the workplace and in schools.
Author: Bernard R. Gifford
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 2004). Testing is not a phase. Software developers should not simply throw software over the wall to test engineers when the developers have finished coding. A coordinated program of peer reviews and testing not only supplements a good software development process, it supports it. A good testing life cycle begins during the requirements elucidation phase of software development, and concludes when the product is ready to install or ship following a successful system test. Nevertheless, there is no one true way to test software; the best one can hope for is to possess a formal testing process that fits the needs of the testers as well as those of the organization and its customers. A formal test plan is more than an early step in the software testing process—it's a vital part of your software development life cycle. This book presents a series of tasks to help you develop a formal testing process model, as well as the inputs and outputs associated with each task. These tasks include: review of program plans development of the formal test plan creation of test documentation (test design, test cases, test software, and test procedures) acquisition of automated testing tools test execution updating the test documentation tailoring the model for projects of all sizes Whether you are an experienced test engineer looking for ways to improve your testing process, a new test engineer hoping to learn how to perform a good testing process, a newly assigned test manager or team leader who needs to learn more about testing, or a process improvement leader, this book will help you maximize your effectiveness.
A Menu of Testing Tasks
Author: Rodger Drabick
Presented in question-and-answer Recall format, this book helps students memorize the facts that are most often tested on the USMLE. The Power Review section helps students brush up on the details and test how well they've retained knowledge over the study period. It organizes facts according to their specific basic science disciplines.
Author: Brent A. Reinheimer
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
COMPASS® study guide, prepared by our dedicated team of exam experts, including practice test questions. Everything you need to pass the COMPASS®! Pass the COMPASS®! will help you: Increase your score with multiple choice strategies from exam experts Practice with 2 complete practice question sets (over 500 questions) Make an COMPASS® study plan and study schedule Learn what you MUST do in the exam room Avoid common mistakes on a test Answer multiple choice questions strategically 2 Sets of practice test questions including: Reading Comprehension Basic Math - Including Fractions, Decimals, Percent, Word problems Algebra - Including One and Two Variable Equations, Polynomial Operations, Quadratics College Level Math - Including Cartesian and Coordinate Planes, Trigonometry, Sequences, Logarithms How to write an essay Hundreds of pages of review and tutorials on all COMPASS® topics. Complete Test Preparation Inc. is not affiliate with the makers of the COMPASS® exam. COMPASS is a registered trademark of ACT Inc., who are not involved in the production of, and do not endorse this publication. Maybe you have read this kind of thing before, and maybe feel you don't need it, and you are not sure if you are going to buy this eBook. Remember though, it only a few percentage points divide the PASS from the FAIL students. Even if our test tips increase your score by a few percentage points, isn't that worth it? Why not do everything you can to get the best score on the COMPASS®?
Author: Complete Test Preparation INc.
Publisher: Complete Test Preparation Inc.
Category: Study Aids
WATERSTONES NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? 'A book that can show you how to change your behaviour . . . explores human nature, neuroscience and genetics, enlivened by a sprinkling of anecdotes' Evening Standard 'A genial, optimistic book and a rather soothing read' The Sunday Times 'A brilliant book' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow Walter Mischel’s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification is critical to living a successful and fulfilling life: self-control not only predicts higher marks in school, better social and cognitive functioning, and a greater sense of self-worth; it also helps us manage stress, pursue goals more effectively, and cope with painful emotions. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? In his groundbreaking new book, Dr. Mischel draws on decades of compelling research and life examples to explore the nature of willpower, identifying the cognitive skills and mental mechanisms that enable it and showing how these can be applied to challenges in everyday life--from weight control to quitting smoking, overcoming heartbreak, making major decisions, and planning for retirement. With profound implications for the choices we make in parenting, education, public policy and self-care, The Marshmallow Test will change the way we think about who we are and what we can be. And since, as Mischel argues, a life with too much self-control can be as unfulfilling as one with too little, this book will also teach you when it’s time to ring the bell and enjoy that marshmallow.
Understanding Self-control and How To Master It
Author: Walter Mischel
Publisher: Random House
This revised and updated 2011 edition is the most comprehensive guide available to the UKCAT and BMAT. Readers will find all they need to face the tests with confidence, fulfil their potential and succeed in their application - whichever universities they are applying to. New questions have been added to the extensive practice sections of both the UKCAT and BMAT. In addition this essential text takes would-be doctors through everything they need to know from writing their personal statements and preparing for interviews to time management and test-taking strategies.
Author: Glenn Hutton,Rosalie Hutton,Felicity Taylor
This title is a Study Guide preparing for the ArchiMate 2 Part 1 and 2 Examinations. It gives an overview of every learning objective for the ArchiMate certification syllabus and in-depth coverage on preparing and taking the ArchiMate 2 Examinations. It is specifically designed to help individuals prepare for certification.This Study Guide is excellent material for: Individuals who require a basic understanding of the ArchiMate modeling language; Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project and who need to understand architecture artefacts developed using the ArchiMate modelling language; Individuals who want to achieve a recognized qualification to demonstrate their knowledge of the ArchiMate modelling language.A prior knowledge of Enterprise Architecture and architecture modelling is advantageous but not required. While reading this Study Guide, the reader should refer to the ArchiMate Version 2.1 Specification (manual), available as hard copy and eBook, from www.vanharen.net and online booksellers, and also available online at www.opengroup.org.
Author: Andrew Josey,Bill Estrem
Publisher: Van Haren
Each year, over 120,000 CPA exam candidates continue to attempt to pass the CPA exam. It is a stressful event in the life of an accountant, and the stress goes beyond just the knowledge and the exam itself because of the high percentage (85%), of first time students who fail. This book discusses what really happens at the CPA exam and how the candidate can better control the outcome. It provides the expert guidance on the techniques needed to pass today's CPA exam.
Author: Debra R. Hopkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Study Aids
Building PowerPointTemplates Supercharge your PowerPoint® presentations with custom templates and themes! Want to create presentations that are more consistent and cost-effective? Presentations that fully reflect your branding? Then don’t settle for Microsoft’s “out-of-the-box” templates and themes: create your own! In this easy, hands-on guide, two PowerPoint MVPs teach you every skill and technique you’ll need to build the perfect template–from planning and design, through theme building, custom layouts, colors, and deployment. Echo Swinford and Julie Terberg have distilled their immense PowerPoint knowledge into simple, step-by-step techniques you can use right now, whether you’re using PowerPoint 2010 or 2007 for Windows, or PowerPoint 2011 for Mac. Well-built templates are the backbone of great presentations—whether building them for your own use or designing for thousands of users, this book will guide you through the process of creating the most effective templates. Important Note: Upgrading from older versions of PowerPoint, such as PowerPoint 2003? Your old templates may no longer work. This book will help you make the transition painlessly! • Plan new templates and themes to maximize their business value for years to come • Understand the differences between templates and themes, and how they work together • Make better choices about color, fonts, and slide layouts • Create efficient templates for individual users, teams, and large organizations • Incorporate Notes and Handout Masters into your presentation templates • Provide example slides and default settings that lead to better presentations • Use Microsoft’s little-known Theme Builder to create effects and background styles • Work around hidden quirks in PowerPoint’s advanced template and theme features Echo Swinford, a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP since 2000, has been a featured speaker at the Presentatio Summit (formerly PowerPoint Live) since its inception. She is the expert voice and instructor behind PowerPoint 2010 LiveLessons (Video Training), the author of Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances and co-author of The PowerPoint 2007 Complete Makeover Kit. Julie Terberg is a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP and featured speaker at the Presentation Summit. She is the owner of Terberg Design and has been designing presentations since the mid-1980s. She is co-author of Perfect Medical Presentations. As contributing author for Presentations Magazine, she won awards for her Creative Techniques columns.
Author: Echo Swinford,Julie Terberg
Publisher: Que Publishing
The best review available for Critical Care certification A Doody's Core Title ESSENTIAL PURCHASE for 2011! Critical Care Nursing Certification is a complete step-by-step guide that thoroughly covers everything you need to know to pass the examination administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Presented in short, easy-to-read chapters, the book includes subject-specific practice exams, allowing you to target your study and quickly identify weak areas. In addition, the handy "Editor's Note" feature explains changes to the exam, highlights what's important, and alerts you to the number of questions you should expect on a given topic. Everything you need to pass the Critical Care certification exam: NEW! Companion CD-ROM containing two complete practice exams NEW! A section on behavioral and psychological factors in critical care NEW! Expanded neurology section Valuable test-taking tips to help you perform your best on the exam A practice exam at the end of each part of the book Content that includes every topic you will see on the exam: Cardiovascular; Pulmonary; Endocrine; Immunology and Hematology; Neurology; Gastroenterology; Renal; Multiorgan Problems; Synergy; Behavior
Author: Thomas Ahrens,Donna Prentice,Ruth Kleinpell
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Designed to help anyone lacking in practice, How to Pass Numerical Reasoning Tests is an invaluable resource for brushing up on your maths skills. An overview of the basics is followed by a step-by-step guide to numerical tests including fractions and decimals, rates, percentages, data interpretation and ratios and proportions. Written in an approachable way and using an easy to follow format, it will help boost your understanding and develop your analytical skills. Focusing on the core areas of numeracy, it will help you learn to answer questions without using of a calculator and dramatically increase your numerical confidence.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Learning Key Numeracy Skills
Author: Heidi Smith
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
electronic circuit plug-in unit test set TS-3317, Guided Missile Air Defense System AN/TSQ-73
Author: United States. Dept. of the Army
Addresses the areas highlighted as poor in the Chief Examiner's feedback of candidate performance Assists students in decoding questions found in the City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 exams Uses realistic exam questions as examples and rather than simply providing the answers, explains how the student should go about answering a question of that type. An essential guide to the City and Guilds 2394/2395 Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installation and Periodic Inspection and Testing qualifications, this book addresses the areas which have resulted in a considerable failure rate, such as the technical and legal terminology used within these exams. Full coverage of technical terms is included, as is the structure of exam questions and their interpretation. By running through examples of real exam questions in a step-by-step fashion, this book explains how to decode the questions and examine the answer choices in order to get to the correct answers. This book is ideal for all electricians, regardless of their experience, who need a testing qualification in order to take the next step in their career.
A guide to passing the City & Guilds 2394/2395 exams
Author: Michael Drury
Category: Technology & Engineering