Last night I went to do the ASE Engine Repair (A1) test. I must admit it could have gone a little better. Of course….. most of the material, and subject areas I reviewed were not what was on the test. Argh! I was probably only sure of about 50% of my answers. These ASE tests are designed to confuse you and be ambiguous. So many questions technically have 2 right answers, but they are looking for a very specific answer. I'm not the best test taker, so that might have also contributed. I also had to drive rather far, South Carroll High School, to do the test. I took the test on paper, one of the last rounds of ASE tests to be on paper. They are moving into all computer-based testing after this. Maybe that will help… who knows!
Just a reminder for those of us in the automotive fields, ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) testing starts this week. I'll be going to take my first test tomorrow night for Engine Repair (A1). I'll be hitting the books tonight and doing my best to pass. I wish everyone good luck who is taking a test for ASE certification.
The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) will be having MD State Inspection Classes. They are designed to prepare an automotive technician for doing the written or hands-on (state trooper observes the technician) portion of the testing.
Preparation for MD State Safety Inspection Test (Written)
April 9, 2011 – ARP29D/41473
May 11, 2011 – ARP29F/41474
June 11, 2011 – ARP294G/43156
July 9. 2011 – ARP294A/70438
August 13, 2011 – ARP294B/70440
Time: 9am – 3:30pm
Location: CCBC – Catonsville/R100D
Price: $229 per person
MD State Inspection Hands-On Test Preparation
May 21 & 28, 2011 – ARP732D/41475
June 18 & 25, 2011 – ARP732E/43157
July 16 & 23, 2011 – ARP732A/70439
August 20 & 27, 2011 – ARP732B/70441
Time: 8am – 5pm (Saturdays)
Price: $449 per person
Location: CCBC-Catonsville/R Building
To register call #443-840-4700