eSET Online exams to test basic proficiency now available

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  1. Lafalot

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    I took the prerequisite course this morning. I'm hoping to get my company to pay for additional testing for me and my employees. My one main question is, are the testing sessions after USITT planned yet? Will we be able to take them within our USITT regions or is it going to require major travel? Unfortunately, it looks like my company won't be able to send us to SLC this year.

    It's good to note for people looking at taking the tests, your first course is $40 but the site says that you'll receive a code to get a second course 50% off. $60 for rigging and electric safety certifications, however basic they may be, is a worthwhile investment if you ask me.

    I also have to say, the test isn't the strongest in my opinion. Some of the questions had clever choices that actually made me laugh while others seem like they were written for specific venues, companies or regions.
     
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    This one made me chuckle a bit...

    I have to agree that the test seems kinda specific to some venues. Also, apparently I don't know much about closed respirators or union rules....

    That said, I have my HS Tech Theater class final today. We were going to just watch some youtube videos since we are already done, but now I have a new Idea :twisted:
     
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    I was wondering how many people have taken any of the paid tests? Did you find them of value? If you are an instructor, have you evaluated them against what you teach? If you are an employer, would you find this of value to know someone passed this for a novice level position? What did you find good about the test you are familiar with and what did you find lacking?
     
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    Steve and Bill,
    While your assertions about the differences in the tests are vastly different, so is their purpose. The ETCP is a measurement of professionals while the eSET is a measurement of novice technicians. I'm not sure about the entire history, but it appears that it was originally started by ESTA and was only taken over by USITT more recently. I did not see a claim that it was a certification (except Ellen's statement), just a test of knowledge.
     
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