In-Person Training / Study Groups Announced!

PEF Study Groups:
With the assistance of Bill Moonan, PEF Statewide IT Committee Chairman, PEF has arranged two IT study workgroups for our members that have recently applied to take the exam (s). The study groups will take place at the PEF office in Latham, NY and will be limited to “first come-first serve”, due to the venue size. In collaboration with CSEA, PEF has purchased a limited number of examination preparation books, which will be available during these study groups. These sessions will be two-hours in length and you will be able to utilize these manuals with co-workers amongst yourselves. PEF staff will be available to help with basic test-taking tips. There is one (1) Sunday option for those that need time to travel from other areas of the State.

  • Friday September 22, 2017 (6-8 pm) PEF HQ RSVP here
  • Sunday September 24, 2017 (9-11 am) PEF HQ RSVP here

Sarah Lauser IT Exam Training Classes:
This is a larger venue, but space is still limited. There is one (1) Sunday option for those that need time to travel from other areas of the State.

  • Monday September 18, 2017 (6-9 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here
  • Tuesday September 26, 2017 (6-9 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here
  • Sunday October 1, 2017 (1-4 pm) Zaloga Post RSVP here

PEF is currently working to provide additional resources and you will be notified as soon as that becomes possible as long as you are signed up for “PEF on the Move” emails. You can sign up for those emails here.

In-Person Training / Study Groups

PEF Region 8 (Capital Region) is planning three training sessions. The plan right now is to have the same material at all three sessions so more people will be able to attend. If you would like to be notified when registration is available, email Andrea Coton at the PEF Region 8 field office:

Tabular Reasoning

This topic is also known as Understanding and Interpreting Tabular Material.

Sorry, but I don’t know where the supporting materials are at the moment.  If someone has them, please post them as a comment!  I’ll be able to look more for them after 9/8.

Official Sample Questions

NYS Department of Civil Service provides a very limited set of sample questions on their website at

You will have to poke around to find the appropriate topics, as the documents are prepared to assist with specific title series.

At some point I made a comprehensive document, but there may be more available at this point and I won’t have time to update it.  Here is what I do have: