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  • Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, Print (Paperback)

    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers the most comprehensive NCIDQ exam preparation available. (IDRM6)


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    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, Print (Paperback), 6th Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-427-9
    Page Count:    656
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ content areas to help you pass the NCIDQ Examination IDFX, IDPX, as well as the Practicum.

    NCIDQ Exam Sections

    The two multiple-choice sections of the NCIDQ Examination are available in 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.

    The Practicum requires candidates to design solutions for several design problems.

    Click here to review the NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements.


    Interested in a prep course for the NCIDQ® IDFX, IDPX, or Practicum? Click here to learn more.



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    • Purchase the print Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam and get the E-Book version for $50.
    • Terms and Conditions: Both items must be in the shopping cart to apply the discount. This offer is not retroactive--you must purchase both the print and E-Book at the same time to qualify for the discount. Shipping charges will apply to the print version.

    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam is the most comprehensive exam review for the NCIDQ exam. Its intuitive organization and clear explanations help you quickly understand common interior design concepts. The extensive index contains thousands of terms, and can be previewed by clicking here.

    Prepare to Pass the NCIDQ Exam

    • Study guidelines, exam tips, and tables throughout the book simplify your exam preparation
    • More than 200 figures illustrate common design details in both SI and U.S. measurements
    • Over 3,000 index entries help you quickly find key interior design terms and topics

    Exam Content Areas Covered

    • Design Concepts and Programming
    • Design Constraints
    • Building Systems and Construction
    • Research, Analysis, and Selection of Products and Details
    • Communication and Documentation
    • Project and Business Management

    What's New for the Sixth Edition

    • Revised to focus on IDFX, IDPX, and the Interior Design Practicum.
    • Updated to incorporate the 2012 International Building Code and 2010 ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines.
    • Organized by content area, with icons that indicate which content areas are covered in each chapter.
    • Expanded coverage of:
    • Acoustics
    • Lighting
    • Seismic restraint for ceilings
    • Barrier-free design
    • Means of egress
    • Sourcing and researching manufacturer's information
    • Building regulations and codes
    • Measurement and drafting
    • Sustainable design
    • Cost estimating and budgeting
    • Project management
     
    • Finishes
    • Quartz surfacing
     

     

    • Design Concepts and Programming
    • Design Constraints
    • Building Systems and Construction
    • Research, Analysis, and Selection of Products and Details
    • Communication and Documentation
    • Project and Business Management
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  • NCIDQ® IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam (IDFNPX)
    NCIDQ IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam contains 225 exam-like, multiple-choice questions that will help you pass the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX).
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    NCIDQ® IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam (IDFNPX)

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-424-8
    Page Count:    110
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425
    NCIDQ IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam contains 225 exam-like, multiple-choice questions that will help you pass the Interior Design Fundamentals Exam (IDFX).

    Simplified IDFX Preparation

    NCIDQ IDFX Sample Questions and Practice Exam delivers IDFX review questions organized into two parts:

    • The first part includes 100 sample questions that cover the seven content areas of the IDFX.
    • The second part consists of a 125-question practice exam that is consistent with the exam’s content areas, format, and level of difficulty.

    Detailed answers are included for all sample and practice exam questions.

    Interested in a prep course for the IDFX? Click here to learn more.

     Use This Book To

    • Increase your familiarity with exam content areas by solving the sample questions.
    • Assess your exam-readiness by taking the practice exam within the same three-hour time limit as the exam.
    • Understand question-solving rationale by reviewing the included answers for all questions.

     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

     

    Click here to review the NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements.

    • 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
    $85
  • NCIDQ® Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam (IDPCPX)
    NCIDQ® Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam contains seven exam-like design exercises that will help you pass the NCIDQ Practicum.
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    NCIDQ® Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam (IDPCPX)

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-425-5
    Page Count:    118
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425
    NCIDQ Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam contains seven exam-like design exercises that will help you pass the Interior Design Practicum.

    Simplified Exam Preparation

    NCIDQ Interior Design Practicum Practice Exam exercises are divided into three parts—just like the actual Practicum—and they are consistent with the exam’s content areas and level of difficulty.

    Project descriptions, design instructions, building code requirements, and worksheets are provided for all exercises. Passing and failing design solutions are also included for all exercises.

    These solutions use a systematic approach to clearly explain passing design components, as well as common drafting errors and oversights.

    Interested in a prep course for the Practicum? Click here to learn more.

    Use This Book To

    • Learn tips about how to pass the Practicum.
    • Practice your free-hand drafting techniques using the included worksheets.
    • Apply codes and principles of universal design by integrating building code requirements into design solutions.
    • Increase your exercise-solving competence by reviewing the detailed passing and failing solutions.
    • Assess your time-management skills by taking the practice exam within the same eight-hour time limit as the exam.

     Exam Exercises Covered

    Part A

    Part B

    Part C

    • Lighting Design
    • Space Planning
    • Egress
    • Life Safety
    • Restroom (Washroom)
    • Millwork
    • Systems Integration

    Click here to review the NCIDQ Exam Eligibility Requirements.

     

    • Lighting Design
    • Space Planning
    • Egress
    • Life Safety
    • Restroom (Washroom)
    • Millwork
    • Systems Integration
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  • Interior Design in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics for the NCIDQ® Exam (IDFL3)
    Use 410 flashcards to prepare for the NCIDQ IDFX and IDPX, as well as the Practicum.


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

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-413-2
    Page Count:    410 Cards
    Format:    Cards
    Dimensions:    3 x 4
    Authors:    David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425
    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
    • 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
    $35

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