And finally, why you should visit a testing center in advance
I took the SCEA and Java Programmer part 2 exams at my local testing center which I am happy with. They provide you with pen/paper and a detached room from the office to take the exam. The only distraction is if there is another person in the room with you and he/she stops and starts at a different time. They take care to be quiet.
Then there was the center I was at today. They gave me a *one sided* erasable markerboard to write on. But that’s within their rights. If you want paper, you should call and ask. The exam was held in what looked like a closet. A small table with two computers and poor ventilation. It was hot! And no soundproofing. I heard everyone who walked into the office while I was there. Which included an irate customer who had computer troubles and was dissatisfied with the speed at which they were fixing it (this went on for 10 minutes) and another potential customer who was inquiring about training. It was loud enough that I had to hold my ears to think. Which doesn’t go well with using a mouse to select answers or trace code on paper.
I wanted to take the exam today because I was off work today. And I figured minimizing the time between part 2 and part 1 would give me less time to get out of the habit of looking for details in exam questions. It was the right decision. But I wouldn’t recommend “Horizon Technical Consultants of Flushing” as a testing center for anyone.
Paweł Baczyński wrote:7. Something about 15 minutes. I had to check on certview.
Bert Bates wrote:McGraw-Hill tells me the book will go to the printer at the end of the week