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Testing by week.

posted Dec 23, 2015 03:20:16 by Noah
As if you didn't already have enough to do! It may be a lot to ask, but I think it would be super cool if you had just a simple generic test to correlate with each week of material by playlist to go along with the premium channel videos. Like a "week 1 wrap up test, week 2 wrap up test etc."
Even if it was a sticky here with an answer key. Anybody taking the time to take the tests would be doing it for their own enrichment and just to help reinforce the information, so it wouldn't have change often and would help deepen the "classroom" experience.
Massachusetts, USA
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Tyler said Dec 25, 2015 00:55:23
Not a bad idea sir, I'd take that test. It might be even better if the questions were in ASE tech A/B format.

I'd even have fun taking whatever test he gives his classes. There's probably some cheating concerns with posting it online, but a fun thought anyway.
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Noah said Dec 25, 2015 01:34:39
I was thinking there must be some old test material from previous semesters, like you said, dont want the real life class cheating. When i was studying for my a6, there was a ton of just bad info out there. I would have felt more confident taking the test knowing i was studying the right material. Same with the a8.
Btw, i got a perfect score on each thanks to scanner danner.

Massachusetts, USA
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Tyler said Dec 25, 2015 22:47:03
No kidding about old material out there! Some of the study guides for sale are WAY out of date. ScannerDanner material did a much better job prepping me for A8 and L1 than any books I bought.

Literally perfect scores? Well done, man! I was happy enough doing 90%+ on those. Geez, now I'll have to aim for 100% on the recert ;-)
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Noah said Dec 25, 2015 23:41:46
The L1 is my next goal, seriously doubt I'll score as well. I only took them to prove to myself that I'm better than my job and so I'd have something to put on my resume other than 11 years experience in the junk yard. People don't take you very seriously as a tech when you tell them that .,,
Massachusetts, USA
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Dylan said Dec 26, 2015 19:03:56
I only took them to prove to myself that I'm better than my job and so I'd have something to put on my resume other than 11 years experience in the junk yard. People don't take you very seriously as a tech when you tell them that .,,


Honestly I find that very sad. I know a LOT of 'technicians' who don't even know what a scope is or don't even have half the knowledge you have. Just go for it man. F*ck that resume. It's a piece of paper and in modern society they're so narrow minded. Prove them wrong.
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Belgium, Europe
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Noah said Dec 27, 2015 17:10:01
Thanks Dylan. It is what it is. My certificate is just paper too. ;)

When I find the right position, I'll seize it, but for now I have infinite freedom, people working under me and a decent living wage. I just don't want to be working in the rain and snow for the rest of my life. I plan on using that certificate (and what I've learned here) to leverage myself into whichever job I choose. I'm not so sure I can work for people anymore though, it might be like bringing an outdoor dog in the house for the winter, I'll just piss all over the floor and chew up everyone's shoes!
Massachusetts, USA
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Tyler said Dec 27, 2015 18:21:05
The L1 is my next goal, seriously doubt I'll score as well. I only took them to prove to myself that I'm better than my job and so I'd have something to put on my resume other than 11 years experience in the junk yard. People don't take you very seriously as a tech when you tell them that .,,


I honestly worried about the same thing when I left my previous job with a large tire store chain. Who wants to employ a guy that's been doing almost nothing but four tire/alignments all day, right?

Play to your strengths, I say. 11 years? Not very flighty, likely to stick around.

Honestly I find that very sad. I know a LOT of 'technicians' who don't even know what a scope is or don't even have half the knowledge you have. Just go for it man. F*ck that resume. It's a piece of paper and in modern society they're so narrow minded. Prove them wrong.


Truth.com right here, lol. I will say that the certs will definitely get you noticed, especially with CMAT and L1. Those have 'professional' written all over them.

I'm not so sure I can work for people anymore though, it might be like bringing an outdoor dog in the house for the winter, I'll just piss all over the floor and chew up everyone's shoes!


Hah! I consider this sometimes, but I always end up deciding that I'm not interested in the responsibility. Let someone else worry about shopkeepers insurance/advertising/price shoppers, just let me get my hands dirty! That attitude may change later on, of course.
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Dylan said Dec 27, 2015 19:29:19
I will say that the certs will definitely get you noticed, especially with CMAT and L1. Those have 'professional' written all over them


Agree they will get you noticed. And maybe standards in the US are different than in Europe. Don't know. But I do know that certificates are not a guarantee for being a good technician. Not where I live. I've seen too many boneheads with 'good paperwork' but once you put them in a workshop they mean jack sh*t.
Belgium, Europe
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Dylan said Dec 27, 2015 19:54:45
When I find the right position, I'll seize it, but for now I have infinite freedom, people working under me and a decent living wage. I just don't want to be working in the rain and snow for the rest of my life. I plan on using that certificate (and what I've learned here) to leverage myself into whichever job I choose. I'm not so sure I can work for people anymore though, it might be like bringing an outdoor dog in the house for the winter, I'll just piss all over the floor and chew up everyone's shoes!


I understand what you mean. Can't blame you. No offense for the certificates. I've been studying and taking classes for many years. I have enough certificates to wipe my *ss for a whole year. Guess what. I don't care. I've learned a 100 times more in the field than whatever title on that paper is suggesting. But I know. We're living in a bureaucracy.
Belgium, Europe
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