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Preparing For The NATE Exam: Core Essentials

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ISBN     978-1-61607-116-5


Preparing For The NATE Exam: Core Essentials

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Preparing for the NATE Exam is a series of training manuals designed to give HVACR technicians and installers the tools they need to be successful in mastering the key concepts required to pass the NATE examinations. Each manual in the series is written in clear and concise language and illustrated with full color graphics that clarify important details.

The Core Essentials title is approximately 218 pages and includes the following topics:
  • Soft Skills
  • Trade Tools
  • Safety
  • Heat and Matter
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Transformers and Motors
  • Electrical Diagrams
  • Test Instruments
  • Appendix A – Glossary of Terms
  • Appendix B – Equations, Equivalents, Conversions
  • Appendix C – Symbols
  • Appendix D – Refrigerant Pressure-Temperature Tables
  • Appendix E – Trade Math
  • Appendix F – Answers to Review Questions
NATE exams are available at RSES Chapter events, regional conferences, seminars, and at the RSES Annual International Conference. Contact your local RSES Chapter, RSES Headquarters (800-297-5660), or NATE (877-420-6283 or for a testing organization near you. NATE Service Reviews are available on CD-ROM. Core, gas furnace, and heat pump and air conditioning test refresher DVD/CDs are available as well.

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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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