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    Ive been approved to take the DDE (designated duty engineer) 1000hp test and have been studying the CD from Hawespipe. I was wondering if anyone could put my mind at ease on the difficulty of this test as I am quite nervious. All I hear is to go throught the questions until Ive memorized them but with the study guide I have there are over 4000 questions in the three subjects I have to test for. Any info either way would be truly appreciated... Thank you
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    Default Re: Taking DDE test, how hard is the test??

    On that CD are the Navy Engineman, Machinist Mate and Basic Electricity and Electronics manuals.

    Memorize THEM, not the test questions.
    Learn to look up regulations in the CFRs.
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    Calm down fella you will be alright. Like the man said learn the material not the answers. Get well acquainted with the CFR's you will have to use them every time you upgrade.
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    Default Re: USCG DDE 1000hp test, how hard is the exam??

    Thanks guys, thats good to hear i'll switch gears here and concentrate on the material. Everyone Ive talk to has just done the question and answer technique and its not doing me any good, because Im not learning anything just beating my head againist a wall. The CD I have doesnt have navy engineman or machinist mate, but it covers everything in the three models I have to take, General, Motor and Aux Boiler, and Safety. The DDE 1000 hp doesnt require me to take electric so i havent studied that at all. I am well versed in the CFR (DINOP) and the equations for various conversions. Hope to give you all a good report on the 18th. Be safe out there.
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    Use two computers if you can , one to run the hawsepipe CD and the other to goggle all the answers you get wrong. Oh yes you tube is great for all the electrical theory stuff. practice writing down all your formula,s. Write them all down before you test . As posted above learn the material and you,ll get it.
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    Why should he study electricity and electronics?
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    Seasources.net actually has more current q and a for engineering.. hawsepipe doesn't seem to be updating their material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLUGWRENCH View Post
    Seasources.net actually has more current q and a for engineering.. hawsepipe doesn't seem to be updating their material.
    How is seasources updating material if the CG is not publishing test questions?
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    If you learn the principle behind the material, you won't have to memorize anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knots View Post
    Why should he study electricity and electronics?
    Because he'll need to know it to upgrade. It's never too early to start studying.
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    Default Re: USCG DDE 1000hp test, how hard is the exam??

    Because a DDE can sail as the only Engineer aboard, calling for an electrician while underway is kinda difficult.
    Whatever the license an Engineer holds, he still has to have the knowledge to get the boat home.
    It's not about passing tests, it's about knowing what you're doing.

    A mate can always ask the captain, an Engineer is on his own.
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    Default Re: USCG DDE 1000hp test, how hard is the exam??

    Quote Originally Posted by seadog! View Post
    Because a DDE can sail as the only Engineer aboard, calling for an electrician while underway is kinda difficult.
    Whatever the license an Engineer holds, he still has to have the knowledge to get the boat home.
    It's not about passing tests, it's about knowing what you're doing.

    A mate can always ask the captain, an Engineer is on his own.
    Yeah, and he finds that out the first time that he has to call the port engineer on the sideband. . . . .
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