NABCEP PV Technical Sales Exam Prep Discussion Group

Online

Length: 5 modules

Instructor: Dr. Sean White

Subjects: Solar: Marketing and Sales, Solar: Certification Prep, Solar: NABCEP

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Description

Do you plan to take the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam in April? It's notoriously difficult, and this exam prep discussion group is a great way to prepare. We're running this session a little differently than our other courses. Participants will buy a copy of Sean White's 2016 book, "PV Technical Sales: Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification," read 1-2 chapters per week, and discuss the material with Sean and the rest of the group on the course discussion board. The discussion group format means that you'll get out what you put in. Participants who do the required reading, ask questions, and discuss the materials will greatly improve their chances of passing the NABCEP PV Technical Sales Certification Exam. We encourage self-motivated solar professionals who aren't afraid to ask questions to join us!

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Not Included: "PV Technical Sales" Book

In order to participate in this exam prep discussion group, you'll need to purchase a copy of Sean White's 2016 book: "PV Technical Sales: Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification." The entire session will be structured around the book. Once you register, you'll see a link in the course to purchase a copy (for around $40).

Course Instructor Sean White Was 2014 IREC "Clean Energy Trainer of the Year"

Dr. Sean White has written several books on solar PV, taught hundreds of solar courses all over the globe, and was the 2014 IREC "Clean Energy Trainer of the Year." He's uniquely qualified to help you prepare for this exam.

Self-Paced Online Course

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. The course will not officially begin until the scheduled start date, but students are encouraged to work ahead when possible.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn a Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our one-click LinkedIn integration.

Sean has the unique ability to understand a student's gap in educational understanding and to fill in that gap in an extremely efficient manner. He is able to naturally work through technical information in an engaging path that builds toward proficiency rather than confuses the student. I have been fortunate to receive training from some of the top educators in the world and I would easily consider Sean as one of them.

- Anthony Shaw - Director, Progeneration Energy Corporation

Dr. White is one of the most knowledgeable people I have had the pleasure of conversing with, as well as learning from his specialties are not only in his field, but communication and that is an untouchable quality which to have.

- Jonathan Nicolosi

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Instructor

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Dr. Sean White

2014 IREC Trainer of the Year

Dr. Sean White was the 2014 Interstate Renewable Energy Council Trainer of the Year. He is an ISPQ Certified Solar PV Master Trainer and has authored several books on solar. He contributed to the development of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Job Task Analysis and has been a member of the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Technical Committee. Sean is a...[more]

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Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can complete the material whenever is convenient and work ahead or catch up if you fall behind. The course discussion board is a great place to interact with other students and ask questions. Expect to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the course. This session runs for the posted dates and you will receive weekly emails to keep you on pace. Course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after the course ends. Please review the orientation materials and introduce yourself on the discussion board.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video) preview
  • Connect with your instructor Sean on LinkedIn (Resource)
  • Set up email notifications and your student profile (Text)
  • Important: Purchase a copy of " PV Technical Sales: Preparation for the NABCEP Technical Sales Certification" (Resource)
  • Join the Alumni Network: Add education to your LinkedIn profile in one click (Resource)
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board (Text)
Module 1 - PV Technical Sales Facts and Figures & Compounding Interest

  • Read Chapter 1: "PV Technical Sales: Facts and Figures" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Read Chapter 2: "Compounding Interest" (Text)
  • Read Solar Pro Article "The Importance of Discounting Future Solar Savings" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #2 (Text)
Module 2 - Electricity and Solar PV Systems

  • Read Chapter 3: "Electricity" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Read Chapter 4: "Photovoltaics" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #2 (Text)
  • IV Curves (Video)
Module 3 - PV System Components & Utility Interconnections

  • Read Chapter 5: "PV System Components" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
  • Read Chapter 6: "Utility Interconnections" (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #2 (Text)
Module 4 - 70-Question Practice Exam

  • Take the Practice Exam (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
Module 5 - Additional Review and Exam Strategy

  • Take the Bonus Practice Exam (Text)
  • Required Discussion Board Post #1 (Text)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to the course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year). Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. Let us know what you do next and how we can help.

  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)
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