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Hands On will work best over Book Study
Reviewed in the United States on October 30, 2017
Bought all the Delmar books, and decided to take the A5 first. I have read the book several times as well as the questions with the given answers. The test had about 10 questions that were somewhat similar to what the book said, the rest was all, waaaay more involved, including interpreting scope readings and trouble shooting issues using electrical diagrams. I like to read, so while studying for this test I have read everything on the subject that I could get my hands on.
Unfortunately nothing was close to the actual exam, especially ABS questions. My personal experience fixing various cars I own helped more than any reading.
I am not a professional mechanic any more presently, and took this test more to see if I am "officially" any good at this, and shut up some bragging friends. I guess if you are a real mechanic you can probably accurately ques the right answers with some additional reading but not too much.
Most of the questions were rather ambiguous with two answers being clearly wrong, but the other sound like they can be both true. Most of the questions were the type "which answer is correct" and only a few were Technician A versus B type.
This is a rather old edition 2012 and it looks like a new edition is needed and probably due to make up for the updated test.
Good Luck to EVERYBODY !