ICND1 exam froze on simulation question!

fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Meet the guy who had their Cisco certification exam freeze and had answers erased/reset. Vegas anyone?


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  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Happened to me before as well. Halfway through BCMSN.
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Damn! That sucks! I'm so sorry you had to go through that...

    Edit: Meet you in Vegas? icon_cool.gif

    The worst part is I failed by the equivalent of the points for one more correct answer which was probably all the work I lost during the Windows glitch/freeze. Well, I guess it's better than failing by .001 of an answer like I did in September.
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  • balcobullsbalcobulls Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sounds like you should be buzzed right about now
  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    How does this happen with such cutting edge hardware?!
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  • OfWolfAndManOfWolfAndMan Posts: 923Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    techfiend wrote: »
    How does this happen with such cutting edge hardware?!

    LOL. Not sure if that's sarcasm, but there is nothing cutting edge about a generic dell desktop. I find some of the certs I get mailed to me sharp enough to cut me from the edges though.

    ICND1 didn't freeze on me, but I had an issue with the test engine that set me back a month and a half for ICND2 before those clowns got me a voucher.
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  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Blasphemy! You have to struggle with Dell computers? The eMachines and Gateways I've tested on are so fast I wonder why they aren't serving enterprises! No, really I don't think it's all a hardware issue, how much power should it take to a load a simple simulator? Cisco sims are notorious for being really slow, I suspect the code has a lot to do with it.

    Watch out for those certs. They've been deemed deadly weapons in 7 states and in legislation in many more.
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  • volfkhatvolfkhat Posts: 947Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    techfiend wrote: »
    How does this happen with such cutting edge hardware?!

    The Fact that i can't tell if this is Serious, or Sarcasm... proves how Brilliant of a post it is :]
  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Windoze 7 Pro box - I shoulda just did a Ctl-Alt-Del when it froze! icon_cool.gif

    Notice I have no MS certs... icon_silent.gif
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  • theodoxatheodoxa Posts: 1,340Member
    fuz1on wrote: »
    Windoze 7 Pro box

    That's pretty new for a test center. I took a couple of Microsoft exams in 2012 and the Prometric test centers (2 different test centers) were running Windows 2000 and the towers looked like they were just as old as the OS. I don't remember for sure what my Cisco exams were using (2013-2015), though I'm thinking Windows XP. I do remember the screens being so small that when I did TSHOOT, I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out why the correct technology wasn't a choice, only to realize that there was one more choice just past the bottom of the screen and I had to scroll down to see it.
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  • techfiendtechfiend Posts: 1,481Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hidden answers has happened to me on some tests too, I think some of the cisco's. They use a very low resolution but apparently not low enough for one tester. While I was taking what I think was my first ICND2 a fellow tester couldn't read the screen. A test center support guy was trying to fix it while on the phone with pearson vue. It was a pretty big distraction and I kept thinking of ways to fix it. Turns out the test program controls it all and doesn't react to resolution or dpi changes, nor can it be magnified per pearson rules. Tester was sent home and hopefully refunded. If this was indeed the first ICND2, I ended up failing but at no cost to me, WGU. Otherwise I would have asked pearson vue for a refund.
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Scrolling to see the additional choice is what froze the exam simulation! I have requested a retake voucher and expect to get one in the next week or so.
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    So I got denied a retake voucher after 3 weeks of phone-tag/incompetence...

    Anyways, I passed CCENT/ICND1 this afternoon...FINALLY! icon_cheers.gif icon_cool.gif
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  • koz24koz24 Posts: 766Member ■■■■□□□□□□
  • networker050184networker050184 Posts: 11,962Mod Mod
    Congrats!
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  • fuz1onfuz1on Posts: 961Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Thanks koz24 and networker050184!
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