I'd like to ask a question that would be kept open if the answer isn't clear yet, and updated as any information comes in.
I have never taken any of the previous certification exams, but know from reading the experiences of others that many found the right-click strikethru features extremely helpful for questions that they felt the need to move on from, but were able to (relatively) quickly rule out one or more answers up front. It meant that you had partial information right in-line if you had time to come back and finish them up, or in worst case went thru a guessing at any answers you hadn't sturckthru earlier in the last three minutes of the exam.
Obviously, the workaround strategy is to just keep an area of your virtual or real scratch paper set aside for "5. NOT A, C or E".
I saw people complaining in the past when mock exams didn't afford them this luxury which they planned to rely heavily on for all of the longer or more involved test questions, or ones where they found themselves hesitating on choosing between two answers.
From what I read so far, the strikethru was NOT available on the earliest exams given for 819, but it wasn't clear whether that was temporary due to it being a new test, or the new normal, where the feature was gone for good.
Tentatively, it made me flip from being annoyed I couldn't do this on the Sybex prep questions to glad, but I'd still like to know for sure if the handy strikethru ability is gone for good or "likely to return soon".
The answer is somewhat more important given that only lightning fast test takers seem likely to have loads of time left over at the end...
(and if you do ask, please come back and post the answer here!)
Tip: don't leave *any* questions blank on the first pass. Even if you are making a wild ass guess, put something. (Writing down what you were considering is still useful). But you don't want to waste your last three minutes guessing. You were on that screen, you might as well click *something* before moving on.
I will take your advice and ask them at support soon. I didn't have an account yet and will need to create one.
I have a lot to study before I feel comfortable even scheduling the 819 yet. I think I'd have scheduled the 815 already had it not vaporized.
+1 for "wild ass", tho I often spell it wild-ass. Your book is exceptionally professional in tone, but I like that we have the same go-to description for the eeny-meeny-minie-moe method on MCQ in a somewhat more casual setting.
I think both of us are from the NYC area -- well, I know for sure I am, and think you are.
p.s. if it did suddenly make a return, the next person reporting to this forum to celebrate or commiserate could tell us it was back -- but I agree the only way to confirm it is indeed intentionally gone for good is to directly ask.
At risk of being moved to MD, I am not from NYC, or anywhere that side of the Pond, so I know only one meaning for ass. It is an animal with some similarity to a horse. Presumably that is the origin of the term wild ass with or without hyphens.