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Instrumentation and Control

Advanced Skill Assessment Blueprint

Specific Competencies and Skills Tested in this Assessment:

Written Assessment:

Administration Time: 3 hours
Number of Questions: 160

Areas Covered:

24% Calibrate Instrumentation
28% Perform Preventative Maintenance
3% Repair Networks
5% Install Networks
4% Repair Control Systems
2% Modify Control Systems
3% Install Control Systems
7% Develop Software
13% Maintain Board Repair Facility
5% Maintain Monitoring System
6% Perform Miscellaneous Duties

Sample Questions:

Specific gravity is measured in wet cell batteries to determine
A. level of water
B. amount of EMF
C. acid concentration
D. number of bad plates

A “brown out” condition in an electrical circuit is
A. no voltage
B. low voltage
C. high voltage
D. DC voltage

What is the purpose of using a MOV in a communication line?
A. fault locator
B. control device
C. surge protection
D. transmission media

When switching from backup to normal power on an UPS system, what should always be done first?
A. turn inverter on
B. turn inverter off
C. notify coordinators
D. disconnect batteries

What is electricity in motion called?
A. voltage drop
B. electrical pressure
C. static electricity
D. current