Once you decide that you want to be an electrician the first thing that you should do is know the available resources for you to be familiar with your chosen craft.
The NEC code book would be your number guide if you decide to be an electrician. You would be able to more about the technicalities and other guides that would help you in the career of your choice.
But before you try and overwhelm yourself with the information that you can get from this book, you should first get enough education so that you can easily comprehend what is written in the book.
You will find the new code book that is updated every three years and it also gives you information on the new laws that are set by the national fire protection association or NFPA.
One thing that you need to consider as well is the laws that apply within your state. You should at least know that there are some states that follow the 2011 national electric code and some still follow what is written in the 2008 NEC code book. This information is vital because you need to know the laws that you would follow whether you are doing some basic household wiring or installing a chandelier for a gazebo on a client's property.
Some find the Mike Holt series of books more informative and easy to understand.
When you are dealing with an electrician training guide for the first time, or if you are looking to brush up on your electrical design job training, it would be good to find a book that is easy to follow and that would give you pictures that would show diagrams, tools and everything else that an electrician should know. This is also a great guide if you are preparing for the electrician’s exam because this has a trial test as well that can help you gauge if you are ready to take the test or if you need to study further.