12 Jul 12 10:30
Hi Ritss, welcome to eng-tips!
There is a set of example questions at ashrae.com in the certifications area. I can't disclose actual questions from the exam, but in general they are not different from the examples. They are pretty challenging, though.
If you have read all the standards and the portions of the handbooks that were recommended, my advice is "go back and read them again." Most values in the exam will be things you have to calculate, so know the formulas.
I have more advice for test day:
1. Whip through the test rapidly, answering only those questions of which you are immediately dead certain.
2. Start back at the beginning a whip through again as fast as you can, answering only those questions that require a bit of thought but you can puzzle out the answer in under one minute.
3. Now go back and answer the questions that require you to calculate anything complicated. Be careful on these and check your work. Keep an eye on the clock!!
4. When you have about 15 minutes left, go through and spend a few seconds reviewing all the questions you answered. Take your best guess at each question you left blank -- unanswered questions count the same as wrong answers.
This advice is what I have always done on any test -- but a surprising number of people were never taught how to effectively take an exam that otherwise cannot possibly be finished in the allotted time.
Study hard, and best of luck!
Good on ya,
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