Computer Engineering Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam, Print (Hardcover)

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SKU: ECRM
ISBN:978-1-59126-170-4
Copyright: 2010
Page Count: 792
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Author(s):
  • John A. Camara, PE

    Author Information

    John A. Camara, has authored 14 books on Electrical and Computer PE, Nuclear PE, and FE exam preparation, and he has enabled thousands of students and professionals to pass their engineering exams. He is a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander and is currently a technical fellow with The Boeing Company. Mr. Camara received his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and computer engineering/materials science from the University of California at Davis and his master of science degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.
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    Preface

    Introduction

    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages

    Index

    Codes

    Computer Engineering Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam, Print (Hardcover)

    This reference manual replaces the Electrical Engineering Reference Manual, 8th Edition.


    The Computer Engineering Reference Manual for the Electrical and Computer PE Exam is the best source for the information you need to pass the Electrical PE Computer Engineering exam. Developed for candidates seeking focused Computer Engineering exam coverage, this comprehensive text aligns with and covers all the topics on the NCEES Computer Engineering exam specifications.


    Best-selling author, John A. Camara, PE, draws upon his professional experience and his years as an instructor to provide clear and focused explanations of the exam topics using step-by-step example problems. He also provides suggested references, time management techniques, and exam tips—all the tools you need to pass your exam.


    Once you pass your exam, the Computer Engineering Reference Manual will serve as an invaluable reference for your daily computer engineering needs.


    The Computer Engineering Reference Manual prepares you to pass by



    • presenting 240 solved example problems that illustrate key concepts

    • featuring 319 figures, 97 tables, 29 appendices, and 1,173 equations, making it possible to work exam problems using the reference manual alone

    • including an easy-to-use index and a full glossary for quick reference

    • recommending a study schedule, plus providing tips for successful exam preparation


    What’s Changed from the Electrical Engineering Reference Manual, 8th Edition?



    • New chapters on protection and safety and power system management

    • Content that exclusively covers the NCEES Computer Engineering exam specifications


    Computer Engineering Exam Topics Covered



    • Computer Systems

    • Hardware

    • Software

    • Networks


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    Customer Reviews (View All - 2)

    A waste of time and money Review by Alexander
    Overall
    This turned out to be an exceptionally poor book for the test, but unfortunately was the only book available at the time that was supposedly "dedicated" to the computer PE exam. As it turns out, upwards of a dozen chapters in the book are nothing more than useless filler that don't appear on the exam, instead having been lifted directly from the FE reference book in order to take up space and justify the $200 pricetag. And topics which are actually relevant to the test and present in the book (such as networking, programming, etc.) don't receive NEARLY as much attention as they should. The section on programming covers FORTRAN and C++ and is incredibly tiny, despite programming being a major portion of the test. And this theme carries on throughout into the various other topics. And the icing on the cake? The "suggested references" that this book recommends bringing to the exam are almost just as useless/outdated/irrelevant as this one.

    Long story short, this book is garbage and a waste of money. Get a copy of the official NCEES sample exams so that you can see what type of problems are actually on the test, and use books that are actually on those topics to study. (Posted on 10/31/2013)

    Good Study Aid and Reference Review by Anthony
    Overall
    This was a good study guide and reference for the exam. I bought PPI's self-study package (this, sample questions and tests, etc.) and used it for 90% of my studying, with some of my old text books filling in where I was weak. I don't understand why someone would buy an electronic book that they cannot take into the test.

    I still needed to use my old text books as referencs at the test, but this book helped a lot. The book could be a better reference if it had more definitions and a stronger section on computer security. There are many extra sections in the book that are good to have (the book explains which chapters), but don't waste your time studying parts that won't be on the test. However, with just PPI's materials and my 10-20 year-old text books, I passed on my first attempt. (Posted on 1/3/2013)

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