While preparing for the NCIDQ Practicum Exam, you’ll come across many factors that can either work for or against you. Not surprisingly, it’s the strategies you use before and during that can make a difference.
The Practicum Exam (PRAC) for 2021 tests your application of knowledge regarding:
- Programming, Planning, and Analysis 15%
- Code Requirements, Laws, Standards, and Regulations 30%
- Integration with Building Systems and Construction 25%
- Contract Documents 30%
Interior designers need to communicate their ideas to their client and construction crew.
Your knowledge of construction documents is key to your success not only as a designer but also passing the NCIDQ Exam.
Growing your knowledge of building systems and construction is key to passing the NCIDQ Exam. It helps set you apart as a professional interior designer. Even if your focus is on interior decoration, it’s likely that a good part of your work will still depend upon integration with building systems.
Universal Design is designing spaces and products so they can be used by everyone — disabled, able-bodied, young, and old.
The key to understanding lighting for each section of the NCIDQ Exam — IDFX, IDPX, or Practicum — is to know the different lighting systems. Know why one type of lighting may be better than another for a specific purpose, one environment or for certain people using a space.
In interior design, programming is like detective work. It’s the process of gathering and analyzing information about a problem before trying to solve it with design.
The science of acoustics deals with sound in the built environment. Interior designers need to understand and be able to apply these basics for the NCIDQ Exam, on all three NCIDQ Exams.
Life safety codes and standards are an important part of the NCIDQ Exam.
Get an overview of what you need to know here.
Why should designers taking the NCIDQ Exam be concerned with Ergonomics? Spending a long hours hunched over in your workstation can cause problems for you in the long run.
We’ve found some tips to make four workplace items help ease you into a better posture, greater comfort, and better productivity in the office.