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Sonar Technician (STS) Archive

This archive contains all of the topics that have been rotated through the Sonar Technician (STS) Navy Wide Advancement Exam since 2015. We are only including the most current versions that we have of the references. The exam writers typically pull questions out of the same pool of questions that are mostly from the same references each cycle. They may pull questions from different chapters, versions, or newer versions of references but the topics don’t change that much. If you spend time mastering everything on this page year round you will always be ready to ace the advancement exam rather than trying to cram four months before the exam. Study this page all year and then specifically focus on the bib once it comes out and watch your scores improve.

This archive can also be used to study from when you are waiting for us to upload the new bibs, to get ahead of the curve for the next test cycle before the bibs are released, if there are any changes to your bib that we don’t have, or if you just want to study anything pertaining to your rating that isn’t on your most recent bib.

Advancement Exam bibliographies always come out in April, July, and October for the Active Duty exams. First time exam takers always have a huge advantage over other people because they are not waiting to start studying until after the advancement exam results are released two months after the bibs come out. Do yourself a favor and study a little bit each day and take advantage of the full six months of prep time you are given. Prepare today to succeed tomorrow!

Note: Some references can not be posted due to classifications, copyrights, or distribution statements.

Occupational References

ACINT COMPENDIUM, ACINT COMPENDIUM; PUB (U) WORLDWIDE:

COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPACINST 9460.4A, SUBMARINE TOWED ARRAY IN-PORT OPERATIONS, EMERGENCY RECOVERY AND REPORTING

COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPACINST C3120.26A (WITH CHANGE 3), SUBMARINE OPERATIONS MANUAL (U)

COMSUBLANT/COMSUBPACINST C9460.3 (WITH CHANGE-1), COORDINATED SUBMARINE RADIATED NOISE ANALYSIS (U)

COMSUBLANT_COMSUBPACINST 3500.3 (WITH CHANGE-3), CONTINUING TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION MANUAL

COMSUBLANT-COMSUBPACINST 5400.49 (WITH CHANGE-3), SUBMARINE ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION MANUAL

COMUSFLTFORCOMINST 4790.3, VOLUME V (REVISION-C) (WITH CHANGE-1), JOINT FLEET MAINTENANCE MANUAL VOLUME V QUALITY MAINTENANCE

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Part 1: Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 5: Quiz 2 | Part 1: Chapter 6: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 7: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 8: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 9: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 10: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 11: Quiz 1 | Part 1: Chapter 12: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12

COMUSFLTFORCOMINST 4790.3, VOLUME VI (REVISION-C) (WITH CHANGE-2), JOINT FLEET MAINTENANCE MANUAL VOLUME VI MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

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COMUSFLTFORCOMINST 4790.3, VOLUME VI (REVISION-C) (WITH CHANGE-4), JOINT FLEET MAINTENANCE MANUAL VOLUME VI MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS

FXP 1 (REVISION-J), ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE (ASW) EXERCISES(U)

NAVEDTRA 14173A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES. MODULE 1-MATTER, ENERGY, AND DIRECT CURRENT

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 1: Quiz 3 | Chapter 1: Quiz 4 | Chapter 1: Quiz 5 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 2 | Chapter 3: Quiz 3

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3

NAVEDTRA 14174A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES. MODULE 2-ALTERNATING CURRENT AND TRANSFORMERS

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 2 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

NAVEDTRA 14175A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES MODULE 3–CIRCUIT PROTECTION, CONTROL, AND MEASUREMENT

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3

NAVEDTRA 14176A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES. MODULE 4-ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS, WIRING TECHNIQUES, AND SCHEMATIC READING

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3

NAVEDTRA 14188A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES. MODULE 16-TEST EQUIPMENT

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6

NAVEDTRA 14191, NEETS MOD 19–THE TECHNICIAN’S HANDBOOK

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NAVEDTRA 14193A, NAVY ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS TRAINING SERIES. MODULE 21-TEST METHODS AND PRACTICES

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 2 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 2

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

NAVEDTRA 14196A, NEETS, MODULE 24–INTRODUCTION TO FIBER OPTICS

ReferenceReviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 3 | Chapter 2: Quiz 4 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 2 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 4: Quiz 2 | Chapter 4: Quiz 3 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 2 | Chapter 6: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 2 | Chapter 7: Quiz 1 | Chapter 8: Quiz 1 | Chapter 8: Quiz 2

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8

NAVSEA S9073-AR-PNM-010/(C) SSN-688 CL (REVISION-2) (WITH CHANGE-A), PLATFORM NOISE MONITORING ANALYSIS FOR NOISE REDUCTION ON LOS ANGELES CLASS SUBMARINES

NAVSEA S9086-KC-STM-010 (REVISION-9), NAVAL SHIPS’ TECHNICAL MANUAL CHAPTER 300 ELECTRIC PLANT – GENERAL

NAVSEA S9165-AC-HBK-010, SUBMARINE SONAR DOME HANDBOOK; DESCRIPTION AND MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE310-A1-IEM-010, SONAR SE, AN/BQQ10(V)1 TI10 ; OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE310-AM-IEM-010, SONAR SET, AN/BQQ-10(V) PHASE 2; OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE310-AT-IEM-010, SONAR SET, AN/BQQ-10(V), TI06; OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE310-AZ-IEM-010, SONAR SET, AN/BQQ-10(V)4 TI10; OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE365-B0-MMA-010, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH AN/BQH-7 SUBMARINE LAUNCHED, EXENDABLE (SSXBT); FOOM SUPPORT VOLUME 1

NAVSEA SE394-A1-IEM-010 (REVISION-1), TOWED BODY, TB-34/BQ; TB-34 INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC TECHNICAL MANUAL (IETM), OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WITH IPB

NAVSEA SE394-AH-MMO-010 (REVISION-3), THINLINE TOWED BODY TB-29/BQ; ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL OPERATION AND MANINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE394-AT-MMI-010 (REVISION-2), THINLINE TOWED BODY TB-29A/BQ; INTERMEDIATE LEVEL MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE394-AT-MMI-010 (REVISION-3), THINLINE TOWED BODY TB-29A/BQ; INTERMEDIATE LEVEL MAINTENANCE

NAVSEA SE394-AY-IEM-010, TOWED BODY TB-16G/BQ; OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS W/ILLUSTRATED PARTS BREAKDOWN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

NAVSEAINST 4790.8C, SHIPS` MAINTENANCE AND MATERIAL MANAGEMENT (3-M) MANUAL

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Section 1: Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Section 1: Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Section 1: Chapter 2: Quiz 2 | Section 1: Chapter 2: Quiz 3 | Section 1: Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Section 1: Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Section 1: Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Section 2: Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Section 2: Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Section 2: Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Section 2: Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Section 2: Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Section 3: Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Section 4: Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Section 5: Chapter 1: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Section1: Chapter 1 | Section 1: Chapter 2 | Section 1: Chapter 3 | Section 1: Chapter 4 | Section 1: Chapter 5 | Section 2: Chapter 1 | Section 2: Chapter 2 | Section 2: Chapter 3 | Section 2: Chapter 4 | Section 2: Chapter 5 | Section 3: Chapter 1 | Section 4: Chapter 1 | Section 5: Chapter 1

NAVSUP P-485, VOLUME III, NAVAL SUPPLY PROCEDURES VOLUME III, ASHORE

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NSWCCD-73-TR-2003/017 (REVISION-17), OPERATION AND DATA GATHERING PROCEDURES FOR SSN AND SSBN ACINT RECORDERS (U)

NTRP 3-21.51.1 (WITH URGENT CHANGE-1), SUBMARINE TARGET MOTION ANALYSIS (TMA) REFERENCE MANUAL

NTRP 3-21.53.3 (10-2014), EVASION, PYROTECHNIC, AND SIGNAL DEVICES REFERENCE MANUAL (U)

NTRP 3-21.69.1 (2013), SONAR REFERENCE MANUAL

NTRP 3-54.11 (REVISION-A) (WITH URGENT CHANGE-2), OWN-SHIP RADIATED NOISE LEVEL MEASUREMENT (U)

NTRP 3-54.3 (2014), SUBMARINE TACTICAL SECURITY REFERENCE MANUAL (U)

NTTP 3-21.21 (WITH UC-1), SUBMARINE APPROACH AND ATTACK MANUAL (U)

NTTP 3-21.22 (REVISION-A) (WITH URGENT CHANGE-1), SUBMARINE SONAR SEARCH MANUAL (U)

NTTP 3-21.23.10 (2014), SUBMARINE CONTACT MANAGEMENT MANUAL

NTTP 3-21.41.08 (WITH UC-2), APB-11 CONSOLIDATED SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT MANUAL

NTTP 3-21.53.2 (WITH URGENT CHANGE-3), SUBMARINE TORPEDO EMPLOYMENT MANUAL, MK 48 ADCAP (U)

NTTP 3-21.61.05 (WITH URGENT CHANGE-2), AN/BQQ-10 APB-07 AND APB-09 SONAR SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT MANUAL

NTTP 3-21.61.14 (WITH URGENT CHANGE-4), SONAR SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT MANUAL FOR AN/BQQ-10 APB-03, APB-04, AND APB-05 (U)

NTTP 3-21.61.22, SSBN SONAR SYSTEM EMPLOYMENT MANUAL

NTTP 3-54.1 (2014), SUBMARINE TACTICAL SECURITY MANUAL (U)

NTTP 3-59.1, TACTICAL USE OF THE OCEAN ENVIRONMENT (URGENT CHANGE-1)

NTTP 3-59.2, SUBMARINE ARCTIC OPERATIONS MANUAL (U)

NWP 1-03.1 (THRU CHANGE-2), OPERATIONAL REPORTS NWP 1-03.1 (FORMERLY NWP 10-1-10)

OPNAVINST 5100.19E, NAVY SAFETY AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (SOH) PROGRAM MANUAL FOR FORCES AFLOAT

Reference | Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3

Quizzes: Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Chapter A1: Quiz 1 Chapter A2: Quiz 1 | Chapter A3: Quiz 1 Chapter A4: Quiz 1 Chapter A4: Quiz 2 Chapter A5: Quiz 1 | Chapter B1: Quiz 1 Chapter B2: Quiz 1 Chapter B3: Quiz 1 Chapter B4: Quiz 1 Chapter B5: Quiz 1 | Chapter B6: Quiz 1 | Chapter B6: Quiz 2 Chapter B7: Quiz 1 Chapter B8: Quiz 1 Chapter B9: Quiz 1 | Chapter B10: Quiz 1 Chapter B12: Quiz 1 Chapter C1: Quiz 1 Chapter C2: Quiz 1 Chapter C3: Quiz 1 | Chapter C4: Quiz 1 Chapter C5: Quiz 1 Chapter C6: Quiz 1 Chapter C7: Quiz 1 | Chapter C8: Quiz 1 Chapter C9: Quiz 1 Chapter C10: Quiz 1 Chapter C11: Quiz 1 Chapter C12: Quiz 1 | Chapter C13: Quiz 1 Chapter C14: Quiz 1 Chapter C15: Quiz 1 Chapter C16: Quiz 1 |Chapter C17: Quiz 1 Chapter C18: Quiz 1 Chapter C19: Quiz 1 Chapter C20: Quiz 1 Chapter C21: Quiz 1 |Chapter C22: Quiz 1 Chapter C23: Quiz 1 Chapter D1: Quiz 1 Chapter D2: Quiz 1 | Chapter D3: Quiz 1 Chapter D4: Quiz 1 Chapter D5: Quiz 1 Chapter D6: Quiz 1 Chapter D7: Quiz 1 | Chapter D8: Quiz 1 Chapter D9: Quiz 1 Chapter D10: Quiz 1 Chapter D12: Quiz 1 | Chapter D13: Quiz 1 Chapter D14: Quiz 1 Chapter D15: Quiz 1 Chapter D15: Quiz 2

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter A1 Chapter A2 | Chapter A3 Chapter A4 Chapter A5 | Chapter B1 Chapter B2 Chapter B3 Chapter B4 Chapter B5 | Chapter B6 Chapter B7 Chapter B8 Chapter B9 | Chapter B10 Chapter B12 Chapter C1 Chapter C2 Chapter C3 | Chapter C4 Chapter C5 Chapter C6 Chapter C7 | Chapter C8 Chapter C9 Chapter C10 Chapter C11 Chapter C12 | Chapter C13 Chapter C14 Chapter C15 Chapter C16 | Chapter C17 Chapter C18 Chapter C19 Chapter C20 Chapter C21 | Chapter C22 Chapter C23 Chapter D1 Chapter D2 | Chapter D3 Chapter D4 Chapter D5 Chapter D6 Chapter D7 | Chapter D8 Chapter D9 Chapter D10 Chapter D12 | Chapter D13 Chapter D14 Chapter D15

RP 33, FLEET OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ACOUSTIC REFERENCE MANUAL

S0400-AD-URM-010/TUM (REVISION-7), TAG-OUT USERS MANUAL

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Quiz 1 | Appendix B: Quiz 1

SECNAV M-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 2 | Chapter 7: Quiz 1 | Chapter 8: Quiz 1 | Chapter 9: Quiz 1 | Chapter 10: Quiz 1 | Chapter 11: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11

SECNAV M-5510.36, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM

Reference | Reviews | Sample Quiz | Randomized Quiz | Comprehensive Exam | Flashcards | Chapter 1: Quiz 1 | Chapter 1: Quiz 2 | Chapter 2: Quiz 1 | Chapter 3: Quiz 1 | Chapter 4: Quiz 1 | Chapter 4: Quiz 2 | Chapter 5: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 1 | Chapter 6: Quiz 2 | Chapter 7: Quiz 1 | Chapter 7: Quiz 2 | Chapter 8: Quiz 1 | Chapter 9: Quiz 1 | Chapter 10: Quiz 1 | Chapter 10: Quiz 2 | Chapter 11: Quiz 1 | Chapter 12: Quiz 1

Audio Study Guide: Comprehensive | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12