Site News

Migrating to a new webserver

posted Feb 5, 2016, 6:38 PM by Scott   [ updated Feb 6, 2016, 7:37 AM ]

Some long overdue improvements are on the way as we migrate the quiz web app to a new, more capable server.  I'll take the opportunity to upgrade the testing software.  Of course web hosting ain't free, so if you have found this site to be useful, please consider donating to help cover some of the cost to keep it on the web.  The quiz software will be back online ASAP.  Thanks!

Additional Content, Imporved Layout

posted Apr 2, 2014, 4:54 PM by Scott

In an effort to make the site more useful, and more usable, I have added a list of frequently encountered ANSI device numbers to the references section.  I have also tweaked the site's UI, ditching the old vertical navigation bar for a simpler, more intuitive "tabbed" layout.  As always, I welcome any feedback on these changes, or recommendations for future improvements.

New and Improved References Section

posted Jan 26, 2014, 6:32 PM by Scott   [ updated Jan 26, 2014, 6:33 PM ]

The "References" page now includes:
I've also included a link to a new wiki site, that I intend to work on in the future.

As far as I know, NRCprep is the only site on the internet that provides FREE access to Steam Tables and Mollier Diagram.  I hope many others in the nuclear industry will find these resources helpful.

Added Searchable Standard Tech Specs

posted Jan 2, 2014, 2:54 PM by Scott   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 2:54 PM ]

For some time now, the search bar at the top of the screen has allowed you to search the entire DOE Reactor Operation curriculum.  This feature really comes in handy when you need to review a concept when you're doing a practice exam or quiz.

Now, you will also get results from the NRC's Standard Technical Specifications, and bases, which are freely available on their website.  These will help you understand the safety function of systems, structures, and components.  Currently, all PWR Standard Technical Specifications (Westinghouse, Combustion Engineering, and Babcock and Wilcox) are available to be searched and read.

Various bug fixes and UI improvements

posted Jun 16, 2013, 2:17 PM by Scott

I had a weekend to make some fixes and improvements to the site.  If anyone has any additional feature requests or bug reports, I'm listening!  Just shoot me an email.
  • The formula sheet is now resizable, and scales dynamically to fit on your screen!
  • Added instructions to the Practice Quiz/Exam execution page, explaining how to submit a test for grading.
  • Improved language on the login screen and the test list, to make the site more intuitive.
  • Various other improvements to the feel and usability of the site.

Added a Discussion Board

posted Jul 8, 2012, 4:04 PM by Scott   [ updated Jan 6, 2014, 6:32 PM ]

I know first-hand that when studying for an exam, and something isn't making sense, you can do one of three things: stare at the textbook until it gives you a headache, forget about it and move on, or ask someone.  Come test day, I think you'll agree that the latter is the best option.  This will be a great way for folks who are using the site to help one another, and to let me know if there's something I need to fix!'

Major site update!

posted Jul 4, 2012, 11:49 AM by Scott   [ updated Jul 4, 2012, 11:49 AM ] has a fresh new look, as well as major upgrades and improvements to the Practice Exams software.  Big thanks to Nicola Asuni for his continued work on TCExam!

After nearly a year of being busy trying to pass Systems exams and charting a slightly different course for my career, I finally took a few days off to make a few improvements to this site.  I hope others will continue find this site informative and useful!  It's been a lot of work, and I get nothing out of it except the satisfaction of creating something.

Added new quizzes

posted May 17, 2011, 2:01 PM by Scott   [ updated May 17, 2011, 2:03 PM ]

Added Fission Product Poisons, Reactivity Coefficients, and Control Rods quizzes.

Practice Exams Upgrades

posted May 10, 2011, 4:44 AM by Scott   [ updated May 10, 2011, 4:49 AM ]

New exams will have the following improvements:
  • Exam automatically advances to the next question when an answer is selected.
  • Letters instead of numbers for multiple choice answers.
  • Improved formatting of exponential expressions.

New Site Design

posted May 5, 2011, 9:23 PM by Scott   [ updated May 5, 2011, 9:29 PM ] has moved to a new, more user-friendly design, hosted by Google.  New features include:
  • PDF's of the public NRC Generic Fundamentals exam banks are available and searchable!
  • PDF's of the Department of Energy's Fundamentals Handbooks are now included and indexed for search in the Reference Library!
  • Cleaner, more modern layout.

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