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Study Guide for INSTRUMENT CONTROL & ELECTRICIAN TECHNICIAN

Test No. 2178

Human Resources Performance Assessment Services

Southern California Edison An Edison International Company
REV 081310

and study references. All questions on this test are multiple-choice or hot spot questions. This Guide contains strategies to use for taking tests and a study outline. Test Session It is important that you follow the directions of the Test Administrator exactly. you should consider these factors before the test begins. Multiple choice questions have four possible answers. For more information on this. A non programmable scientific calculator will be provided for you to use during the test. Study Guide Feedback At the end of this Guide you have been provided with a Study Guide Feedback page. If you have any questions about the testing session. Hot spot questions have a picture. talk. eat. During testing. All cellular/mobile phones. Write any comments you have and turn it in with your test when you are done. making any part of this Guide incorrect. and you must click the correct spot on the picture to answer the question. If a procedure or policy has changed. .  Texas Instruments TI-36X You will NOT be able to bring or use your own calculator during testing. Since some tests take several hours. your feedback would be appreciated so that corrections can be made. You will receive a Test Comment form so that you can make comments about test questions.Introduction The 2178 Instrument Control and Electrician (ICE) Technician is a job knowledge test designed to cover the major knowledge areas necessary to perform the job. or drink. The calculator provided during the test session will be one of these models:  Casio fx-250HC. smoke. major job activities. The test has a three hour time limit.  Texas Instruments TI-30XA. be sure to ask the Test Administrator before the testing begins. All knowledge tests will be taken on the computer. please see the next section of this study guide on Computer Based Testing. you may NOT leave the room. which includes knowledge categories. pagers or other electronic equipment will NOT be allowed in the testing area.

Example During the test. You’ll answer all questions by pressing a single button on the mouse. you may see several different types of items. you will get feedback on your answers. When you are seated. you can see the total time allowed for completion displayed at the top of the screen.Computer Based Testing Taking an SCE knowledge test on the computer is simple. A few items will be pictures. where you’ll have to click the spot on the picture that answers the question. From the list of exams that appear when you complete the log in. You will not receive feedback on your actual test. You can scroll up to see that information at any time during the test. The time you spend on this Sample Test does NOT count toward your examination time. More information on each type is below. a Sample/Tutorial Test is provided to help you become familiar with the computer and the mouse. Sample/Tutorial Before you start your actual test. You will only use the keyboard to enter your candidate ID and password. Sample questions are included so that you may practice answering questions.  . the computer will prompt you to enter the candidate ID and password you received in your invitation e-mail. In the Sample/Tutorial Test. you can not change your answers. Once you click Submit. You can change your answers at any time during the test until the time runs out. You MUST have your candidate ID and password or you will be unable to take the test. Many of the questions will be multiple choice items. you will see a list of tests available to you. you will select Sample/Tutorial. You do not need any computer experience or typing skills. Log in Screen You will be seated at a testing station. Once you have confirmed your identity by entering this information. or you click the “Submit” button. You will have up to 10 minutes to take the Sample/Tutorial Test. Those picture questions are known as “Hot Spot” questions. Overall Test Information  When you begin the test.

and click the left mouse button. If you need to select an alternate answer. While the pointer is over the circle corresponding to the best answer. The answer you selected should now have a green dot in the circle. you should move the mouse pointer over the circle (radio button) next to the answer of your choice. first read the question and determine the response that best answers the question. . Put the mouse pointer directly over the circle corresponding to that response.Multiple Choice Questions To answer each multiple choice question. simply move the pointer over that circle. A sample is shown below: 1. 2. 3. In order to answer each question. click the left mouse button. and click again.

You will see a pointer appear in that spot. and click the left mouse button. In order to answer each question. and click the left mouse button. first read the question and determine the place on the image that best answers the question. simply move the mouse pointer to a new area on the picture and click again. The pointer will move to the new spot. A sample is shown below: 1. It looks like this: Put the mouse pointer directly over the spot on the image you want to select. If you want to change your answer. The pointer that will indicate your answer can always be seen in the bottom left of the image. . you should move the mouse pointer over the part of the image that best answers the question.Hot Spot Questions To answer each Hot Spot question.

3. the center of the pointer (  ) must be over the correct spot on the graphic. simply move the mouse pointer to the new spot. and click again. The pointer will move from the bottom left of the image and appear over the spot you selected. In order for your answer to be considered be correct. .2. To change your answer. The pointer graphic will move to the new spot you’ve selected.

Test Taking Strategies Introduction The 2178 Instrument Control and Electrician (ICE) contains multiple-choice questions and may also contain hot spot questions. Pace yourself carefully to ensure that you will have enough time to complete all items and review your answers. Technique Be confident Remarks If you feel confident about passing the test. - Be punctual - Concentrate - - - Budget your times - Read critically - . Think of the test as a way of demonstrating how much you know. mention them to the Test Administrator immediately. If lighting in the room is poor. select a seat away from others who might be distracting. Try to block out all distractions and concentrate only on the test. The purpose of this section is to help you to identify some special features of a multiple-choice test and to suggest techniques for you to use when taking one. Your emotional and physical state during the test may determine whether you are prepared to do your best. sit under a light fixture. and your good judgment capabilities. The following list provides common sense techniques you can use before the test begins. If the test room becomes noisy or there are other distractions or irregularities. You will not only finish faster but you will reduce your chances of making careless mistakes. the problems you can solve. Read all directions and questions carefully. you may lose some of your anxiety. If possible. Arrive early enough to feel relaxed and comfortable before the test begins. the skills you can apply.

Do the questions you skipped previously. make a note of them. You should follow the test taking methods that work best for you.- Even though the first or second answer choice looks good. Make sure each answer bubble is completely filled in. If particular questions seem difficult to understand. On the computer. If time permits. be sure to erase your previous answer completely. When testing on the computer. Make educated guesses Changing answers - Return to difficult questions - Double-check math calculations Review - Remember the techniques described in this section are only suggestions. Make an educated guess if you do not know the answer or if you are unsure of it. be sure that the new answer is selected instead of the old one. . Erase any stray marks on your answer sheet. make sure each multiple choice question has a green dot next to the correct answer. continue with the test and return to them later. Use scratch paper to double check your mathematical calculations. be sure to read all the choices before selecting your answer. review your answers. If you need to change an answer.

and wiring diagrams. ductors. Ability to read and apply diagram information. schematics. temperature. Electrical Theory and Practice (23 items) Knowledge of AC and DC theory. diodes. PID loops. feedforward. cascade. limiters. Strategies of control dynamics. and systems network communications. standard electrical symbols. electronic symbols. A. They are an essential part of ensuring the 2178 Instrument Control remains relevant to successful performance of the job. and use of personal protection equipment (PPE). live-line tools. and electrical terminology. electrical hazards. Understanding of the purpose of the tests applied. testing. You can use this information to guide your studying. D. oscilloscopes. op amps. Electronics/Electricity (14 of items) Knowledge of basic electronic theory. transistors. elementaries. series and parallel circuits. wheatstone bridges.Job Knowledge Categories Below are the major job knowledge areas (topics) covered on the 2178 Instrument Control and Electrician (ICE) Technician and the associated study references. and handheld communicators. why it is appropriate. three-phase power. and abbreviations used in electrical drawings such as single lines. inductance. Some exams also contain additional pretest items. solid state theory. There are a total of 104 items on the 2178 Instrument Control and Electrician Technician Test and the passing score is 70%. Test Equipment (8 of items) Knowledge of the proper use of various test instruments such as: multimeters. and the accuracy requirements. circuitry. Safety (9 items) Knowledge of electrical safety procedures and precautions as specified by state and federal OSHA. and analytical equipment. B. level. such as three element. but they will not affect your score. Ability to interpret test and calibration results. E. C. and reinstallation of various instrumentation equipment. Instrument Theory and Practice (18 items) Knowledge of the types and methods of measurement and control of flow. pressure. Ohm’s Law. Knowledge of power generation including generator excitation. ratio control. Listed next to each knowledge category is the number of items on the exam that will measure that topic. and linearizers. Safety requirements related to the removal. AC and DC motors. digital logic and software configuration. Pretest items will appear just like all of the other items on your exam. 1 . capacitance. meggers.

instrument transformers. instrumentation and alarms. trigonometry. temperature sensors and transducers. and solve for unknowns.F. final control elements (valves. DCS systems. pressure. metering and control equipment. and PLC communications wiring. piping. Math (5 items) Knowledge of algebra. motors. and power tools (e. etc. soldering equipment. low and high voltage wiring.g. dampers). Ability to apply mathematical formulas to job related problems. and tubing installations. P&IDs. Physics and Chemistry (11 items) Knowledge of applied physics. Instrument/Electrical Maintenance and Installation (16 of items) Installation. level. Knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC) programming terms. Basic practice including conduit and wiring installation. Understanding of basic chemistry as it applies to chemical measurement and control used in boiler water treatment and stack gas monitoring. G. dynamic forces of levers. generators. such as circuit breakers. Standard installation practices of flow. maintenance. and instrument specification sheets. 2 . drill motors. and repair of various types of equipment found in a power plant. and hydraulics. and connection practices based upon the National Electric Code (NEC). addressing. I/O placement and wiring. etc. power transformers. power supplies. conduit benders. Logical applications of troubleshooting instrument problems using instrument drawings. including fluids. Types and application of hand tools. H. pneumatics. batteries and chargers. gasses.).. geometry.

Testing Test field electrical equipment using proper testing equipment. instrumentation communication equipment. instrument ranges. Troubleshoot electrical faults and equipment failures. upgrades. calibration errors and tolerances.Job Activities Below are the major job activities covered on the test. AC/DC circuit devices. motor controls. hysteresis limits. techniques. recording devices. transducers. new construction equipment. and final controlling elements. testing. fuses. starters. Install field instrumentation. removal. such as motors. Install Equipment Install field electrical equipment. Interface with plant DCS engineering console and equipment. control room interface equipment. repair. Includes troubleshooting. circuit breakers. Follow standardized procedures for testing and calibrating instruments. such as sensors. . and safety precautions. Perform and interpret mathematical calculations pertaining to electrical equipment. transmitters. Repair and Maintenance Make necessary repairs of field electrical and instrumentation equipment using proper tools. spans. and returned to service. 3 .

Electricity One-Seven. 3rd Edition. 3. 4. 6. by Robert J Bibbero. Electronics Principles. by Prindle & Prindle. Measurement and Control Basics. www. 13. 11. 7.fisher. 6th Edition. 3rd Edition.com.nema.A. “Electrical Systems”.OSHA. Sections 1910.gov. # 2502 – 201 to 210 (10 units). TPC Training Units. 29CFR. 3rd Edition.us. 4 . by W. Bolton. www. 5. 3rd Edition. www. NFPA 70.Study References 1. National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association Standards. by Albert P Malvino. 10. Hughes.com 8.tpctraining. Math The Easy Way. 12. 1996 National Electric Code. www. Federal OSHA Standards.331 to 1910. Fisher Controls Co. 2.335. www. by Harry Mileaf.org. by T. Control Valve Handbook.tpctraining. Trigonometry The Easy Way.com 9. #2009 – 297 Basic Industrial Programmable Controllers. Programmable Logic Controllers. TPC Training Units. Microprocessors in Industrial Control. by Douglas Downing.

procedures. Rosemead. Ground Floor 8631 Rush St. 4. or materials affecting this guide.Study Guide Feedback Please use this page to notify us of any changes in policies.O. Once completed.Performance Assessment Services G. return to: Southern California Edison Human Resources . CA 91770 Test Name: 2178 Instrument Control and Electrician (ICE)Technician Test Page Comments 5 .

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