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Podcast Episode 11 How A.S.E Tests are Made

Published on October 27, 2014 under Humble Mechanic

Have you ever wondered how ASE tests are written? On today’s automotive podcast, are looking at how A.S.E tests are born. For those of you that may not know, ASE is the industry standard in testing automotive techs, as well as many other parts of the auto industry.

As you know, I spent several days in VA at a workshop for the A7 A.S.E test. This is a workshop where the A7 test is evaluated. Not only is it evaluated, but this is also the early steps of changing the test. So for all you dealer guys and gals, this is were we get rid of questions about vacuum controllers.

Today we talk about:

  • Who writes ASE tests
  • More about A.S.E. testing
  • How Questions are made
  • The rigorous review process
  • Fact checking
  • And More

If you are having trouble viewing, you can see the video on YouTube at “How A.S.E. Tests are Made

Like every episode, your comments are welcome on appreciated. I work hard to give you guys the content you are looking for. The best way to be sure of that is to let me know. You can either post comments and questions below, or use the contact me page.

Reminder
I will be traveling this week. That means there may not be a Thursday tool review, or a Friday show. I have a billion things to get set before flying to Austin for the USGP. I will do a blog post with more info about that as I get it.

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6 Comments

  1. Peter

    Nice to hear ASE has changed their ways. Back in the day (what day that was I have no idea) they used to be NIASE which rhymed with and we all called MYASS and their tests deserved about as much respect. All they proved was that you could read and were not a total moron. Literally anyone who could read could of passed their tests. Sounds like they are taking it more seriously and it cannot be an easy process. Nice to see they were seeking input from actual techs. Too many industries are hung-up on certifications and in recent years I’ve been dealing with the computer world of technology which is full of way too many certifications that for the most part prove you have an enormous knowledge of acronyms but no real working knowledge. Maybe I should go back to cars…Good stuff..enjoy Austin.

  2. Eric

    Hey Charles, I’m a big fan – I subscribed to your newsletter, thanks! I found this podcast really cool and got a lot of perspective – I have my ASE certifications, but now I know why all those questions were so dang difficult but straightforward when i took the tests…

    I actually recently am trying to start my own website to help people with ASE certification with free resources and I actually had some test questions I came up with (so far I only have A1 and A2) and I put them here: because I couldn’t find many good resources on the internet… I’d really like some feedback if you want to take a look – let me know if you think it’s helpful as these take a long time to develop and I want to make sure it’s useful!
    Cheers!
    Eric

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