Interior Design in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the NCIDQ® Exam (IDFL3)

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Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 410 Cards
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Dimensions: 3 x 4
  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    Author Information

    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425, owns Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics.


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    Interior Design in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the NCIDQ® Exam (IDFL3)

    Prepare for the NCIDQ IDFX, IDPX, and Practicum with 410 flash cards that will challenge your recall of important definitions, principles, codes, and standards.

    NCIDQ Exam Changes

    This year, the two multiple-choice sections of the NCIDQ Examination changed to a computer-based format:

    • Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX) is available to individuals who meet NCIDQ’s education requirements, regardless of years of experience.

    • Interior Design Professional Exam (IDPX) requires individuals to meet both education and experience requirements.

    Click here to review the NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements.

    Simplified Exam Preparation

    Interior Design in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the NCIDQ Exam flashcards use a Q&A format.

    The flashcards are organized by exam and content area, accurately portraying exam content overlap. Candidates can compare their answers to the reverse side of each flashcard to help assess exam readiness.

    Exam Content Areas Covered

    • Building Systems and Construction

    • Construction Drawings, Schedules, and Specifications

    • Design Communication Methods and Techniques

    • Design Theory

    • Measuring, Drafting, and Technical Drawing Conventions

    • Programming, Sustainability, and Site Analysis

    • Sourcing and Research for FF&E

    • Documentation and Contract Administration

    • Project Coordination

    • Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, Regulations, Accessibility, and Sustainability

    • Ethics and Business Practices

    • Selection, Specification, Use, and Care of FF&E, Interior Finishes, Materials, and Lighting

    • Programmatic Information

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    Customer Reviews (View All - 10)

    Five Stars Review by Amazon Customer
    Definitely helped me pass the NCIDQ! (Posted on 12/11/2015)

    I would probalby pass on these if I were to do it all over again Review by Customer
    I did end up buying the reference manual and these flashcards. I would definitely buy the reference manual again, but not sure the flashcards are necessary. If you study well this way, it is an ok format to drill info in, however most of them are not simple one-answer questions. The answers are lists of several points that you may understand, but will never memorize & be able to rattle off. So essentially, you just read them as a condensed (and selective) version of the book. It can be a good companion if you have lots of extra money to spend on this already incredibly expensive test.
    Also, I just took both multiple choice tests yesterday (IDPX & IDFX) and the amount of info I did NOT need to know what astounding. There were only a very small percentage of questions that actually referenced facts or written procedures. Most of them were crazy scenarios that you just have to use your judgment to know the "best" or "most-correct" answer. Very frustrating!! A few of the straight information questions were not anywhere in the Ballast study material. But as you know, the tests change every season and you will never know which few facts they will ask you - so you had better be familiar with all of them. Every question counts since their grading process is so crazy.
    (Posted on 6/18/2015)

    great product Review by Teresita
    These are great for people who do well with note cards like myself.
    easy shopping experience (web order) (Posted on 12/12/2014)