Monthly Archives: February 2015

CCENT Passed

As mentioned in my previous post, the exam was scheduled, and I passed the test.  The test was kinda what I expected, and there were not surprises except for the test facility…

I had the exam was scheduled at 9am, so I arrived 15 minutes early, got checked in and waited…. waited… waited.  The test facility could not connect to the server, so they could not download the tests.  I stuck around for 1 hour; then, I decided to leave and come back later.  I returned at 1pm, and their system was up and running, so I was able to take the test.

I understand that it has been 14 years since I took my last CCNP test, but I hope other test centers are not the same.  First off, they did not provide paper and pencils, but instead, they provide a laminated sheet and a marker.  Unfortunately, the marker was well used, and I couldn’t write a clear number.  Not that you need to write numbers while subnetting.  As I sat down, I noticed that the test station was small, and I could not put the laminated paper down without moving the keyboard back against the small blurry screen.  As I started the test, the mouse was the next challenge.  The mouse cable was short, so I had challenges using the mouse, and the mouse ball was dirty which caused it to roll unevenly.

While all of these items are “first world issues”, it was disappointing for a test center, and I will try a different place next time.