Great Job! What was your study method and would you recommend it? I am using the Hawsepipe.net software for the Inland Master AGT and 2nd Mate Oceans. It is pretty good.
Good luck on the job search with your new credentials.
Many, many thanks to everyone for the congratulations! Other than being a little dehydrated (:o), I’m feeling pretty damn good today!
Hi RJB. I used a multi-pronged approach to studying, and I can only comment that it worked for me. Results may vary.
I started with Capt. Joe’s software (http://www.uscgexam.com/), which I understand is really similiar to hawsepipe.net, then I switched to lapware.org because I liked their test exams better, and the whole time I was also using the Murphy books and a bunch of reference books.
I would read a section of questions from the Murphy books, highlight the answers and if there was any question that I didn’t understand, I would look it up in a reference book, i.e. Bowditch (Nate knows!), Knights, Duttons, etc. Then after I got through the section, I would go into Capt. Joe’s or Lapware and test myself a couple of times until I was getting 80%-ish on that section. Then I would move onto the next.
Et voila, three weeks later I figured I was as ready as I was going to be, and went in and tested.
Good luck to you and let us know how you do!