Our Famous NCEES/LSIT Exam Prep/Review
Seminar to Help You Pass the Surveyors
July 2, 2013)
Our seminars are produced to teach
test-taking techniques for the NCEES/LSIT Exams (the National "Fundamentals Exam" and
"Principles & Practices Exam". The Hewlett Packard
HP-35s calculator with the
LSS Surveying Miracle Software was used for this seminar. This calculator does not
provide for program cards or chips to be used with it nor does it allow for
calculator-to-calculator or calculator-to-computer transfers. Each student registered for this seminar received
an HP-35s calculator with proprietary LSS programs pre-programmed as part of their registration package on the first day the
These exams require special
skills. The ability to perform basic surveying math quickly and efficiently. The
ability to answer questions quickly and confidently. The ability to quickly read
and understand questions stated in words as well as those stated with numbers.
These techniques along with many others were taught in this intense three-day
Students were in attendance from Arizona, Alabama,
California, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. Some of their post-exam comments were as
"I just wanted to drop you a
line to let you know that I have passed all of the Surveying Exams. I could
not have done it without the help of LSS. I took the class to review for the
Florida Jurisdictional Essay and there is nowhere else to get the type of
preparation one gets from Ted’s class."
"I wanted to let you know
that I passed both sections of the Florida Surveyors exam. Without the
seminar, there is no way I could have passed the exam. Thank you for all of
"I wanted to let you know that I passed all of the portions of my PSM
Exam. I want to thank you very much for your course. The Florida
Jurisdictional Reviews proved to be a fantastic (and invaluable) tool in
preparation for the exam. It certainly made me aware of what to expect on
the exam, even though it was my first time taking the test. I have already
recommended your course to several people who will be taking the exam in
April and October of this year."
"My appreciation goes out to you and Ted for your work. You made the exam
(and the twelve LONG weeks of waiting for results) much easier to handle.
"I could not have done this with out your help, you are doing a good
thing for people."
"I got my results and I passed, man am I glad!!!"
"Man!!!! It sure is nice becoming an LSIT after three stinking
From New York:
"I passed both the FS and the PPS. I … highly recommend your seminar to
any candidates in the future."
passed the Fundamentals Exam and the Principals & Practice Exam [the
NCEES/LSIT national portion], but failed the State Specific portion. I live
in Florida, but took the exam in Tennessee, so I knew that part would be
difficult for me. Well at least now I can concentrate on the State portion
only ... I really enjoyed the seminar and meeting everyone. I wish you all
the best luck."
"Well the class had 100% success rate in Texas as I passed the test as
well. I hope to hear great news from the rest of the class as well. Thank
you for all the support I received from the class and Ted."
"I just wanted to let you all know that I passed and I hope many of you
did as well. I'd like to thank everyone for their support during/after the
seminar, and especially thank Ted for the awesome calc. programs and test
strategies--I wouldn't have passed without it."
"I took the entire time for both sessions. The calculator and exam-taking
tips were very useful. (Thanks Ted!) In each of the sessions I had about 10
questions without answers and the statistical approach was much better than
any other I would have implemented in the past. ... It definitely has been a
huge bonus to me personally to have a group to share this experience with."
"I took the principles & practice exam along with the state specific on
Friday. I felt really good about the P&P. I was surprised that I didn't even
really need a calculator for that one. The state specific was more
difficult, but manageable (although I live in Florida, I took the exam in
Tennessee). The fundamentals was a different story. I found myself getting
frustrated by the asinine questions during the morning session. ... I calmed
down during lunch and re-focused for the afternoon session and felt much
better (not about the questions, just my attitude)."
Another Texas comment:
"The seminar, the techniques, and especially the calculator gave me an
edge that I would have be sunk without. The test-taking techniques are
really valuable......at one point I drifted away from answering easy to
hardest (in order) during the afternoon, and found myself wasting 10 minutes
of time when there were easy "gifts" sitting there blank ... marking the
answers in the book at first keeps your pattern-finding brain from falsely
influencing your decisions based upon the dots on the scan-tron.
"Lastly, it took me the whole time period in both sessions, however,
without the calculator, I really would have been in a mess. The triangle and
curve programs were awesome and helped me chip away at the complex problems
by breaking them down into smaller sub-problems. ... I know the seminar gave
me 15-20 points on this test, and I hope everyone enjoyed the same benefits.
Ted, thank you for what you do and for creating a "different (successful)"
type of seminar."
"This time I felt like I was in charge. They threw all they had at me and
I left feeling confident. The Calculator was the big turning point for me. I
used the heck out of it. I also found the Easy, Medium, Hard idea helped me.
I found myself wanting to work the big problems, but I kept saying to myself
"They are worth the same points as the easy ones!" So I never felt rushed at
any point. Good Luck to everyone. I know we had an advantage over the other
From New York:
"I finished the 4 hour morning portion of the Principles and Practice in
41 minutes. I either blew it out or I failed miserably. ... I finished the
afternoon in 1 hour and 15 minutes. On the FS I took the full 4 hours in the
afternoon and probably gave back some points due to my own arrogance in the
morning. I was trying to break the world speed record and forgot all about
passing the test. I still think I passed though. The NY state specific I
feel I have a good shot at also. I don't recommend anybody take the whole
thing in one shot, by the second day you don't have your "A" game anymore.
By the way Ted, I got a great deal of sage Life and Career advice ...
regarding subjects like, giving back and working with others that were
priceless. I am grateful for that."
"I am feeling cautiously optimistic at this point ... I needed to study
more astronomy. Next they'll be asking what the proper tension pull
adjustment for an Egyptian rope stretcher is! I was not intimidated by the
exam process this time at all (thanks Ted).
"I also found the calculator a huge help with curve programs, bearing to
azimuth, I found the triangle program to be the greatest help of all. And
was it just me, or did you all think the test seemed easier? (to those who
have taken it before). I believe it was the seminar’s training and the
ability to read at the speed of light, developed during the seminar, that
gave me more confidence and time (thanks Ted)."
"I feel that I should of definitely studied harder on astronomy. I used
the magnetic declination, traverse, inverse, triangle, horizontal curve,
vertical curve, add subtract angles, and even the mortgage value in the HP
35s. I know I got nailed on some of the boundary questions as well."
Maybe you took the October, 2010, NCEES exam and ran out of time. Sure, if you had unlimited time you could easily pass these exams. The
problem is that the same techniques
that you use in your everyday work won't get you through these exams.
Maybe you are planning to take the exam in April, 2011. Without our seminar and your computer from work to rely on to do the math,
you'll be intimidated by the other examinees at the exam, and you won't have a strategy to take the exam (that’s right, you can
actually use strategies to improve your chances of passing). Our seminar can point the way
for you there too. We actually take you through an intense training program to
make sure that you know how to do the work on the exam confidently and quickly.
have an important decision to make: Do you want to pass the exam in April or do you
want to take it over and over? The choice is yours. We can put you in a small classroom full of people just like
you who are also going to take the exam in April. They’ll bring their
study guides and materials to help you learn how to answer questions that you may
have about surveying issues that may be on the exam.
You'll learn to use your
NCEES/Board approved calculator that we provide you as part of your tuition fee for the
seminar along with the other books and materials we'll provide.
You’ll receive individual assistance from your instructor and
study groups will be formed at night to tutor you through the problems you
don’t understand. You’ll make friends and network with others to increase your confidence
that you’re not alone. You’ll be in an environment that will require you to study – no work
or family distractions.
One of the major advantages of the seminar is that it forces you
to take time off to devote to study. Your at-work and after-work life
consumes all of your time. If you have a family as well as a boss, you aren’t
spending the time necessary to prepare for the exam.
We take all major credit cards. Our
only requirement is that your tuition be paid in full before you sit for the
seminar you’ll spend three intense days learning to use you NCEES/Board
approved calculator efficiently do the surveying
math you’ll encounter on the exam as well as taking
short exams we call "Windsprints" to build up your reading speed,
reading comprehension and confidence. During the entire three days we will
share exam-taking tips for you to use on the exams. This seminar
is especially recommended for anyone taking any NCEES national exam
("Fundamentals" and/or "Principles and Practice").
The fee for the three-day "NCEES (LSIT) Exam Review & Exam
Prep Seminar" is $895.00. If you attend one of our State Specific Seminars
together with this seminar, the fee for attending both seminars is
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