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.