Exams in which you cannot go back to a question after you click on Next

bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 169Member ■■■□□□□□□□
edited February 16 in General Certification
I know that the 2018 version of the CISSP exam is one of them. Are there any other exams that are like that? What is your opinion on this style of testing versus getting a chance to revisit a question before submitting your exam?
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  • stryder144stryder144 Posts: 1,529Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    Cisco exams are like that.  I prefer going back since sometimes the questions get answered by other questions that occur later on in the exam.
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  • IristheangelIristheangel ABL - Always Be Labbin' Pasadena, CAPosts: 4,114Mod Mod
    The CCIE Collab written I took the other week didn't allow me to go back. Wonder if lower level certs are different. It's been awhile since I took one. 
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  • thomas_thomas_ Senior Member Posts: 839Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    I’ve taken some CCNP exams recently and they don’t allow you to go back to previous questions either.
  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,512Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    With GIAC exams you can skip up to 15 questions which you can get back to before completing the exam, but once you select an answer there is no returning to them. 

    I prefer how ISACA exams are because there is no limit as to how many questions you can mark for review. I like being able to answer all of the questions that I know for sure first and then going back to the rest. CISSP was that way when I passed the exam in 2015. CCNP Security is the highest Cisco certification that I obtained and none of those exams allowed going back (this was in 2014). 
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  • MontagueVandervortMontagueVandervort Senior Member Posts: 341Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Yes, Cisco exams are like this.

    I prefer it this way for a couple of reasons:
    1. Personally, it's too much of a distraction for me to have to concern about going back to something. I like to get it done and then move on.
    2. Generally, I believe it's a more honest assessment of someone's skills as each question cannot be used to answer another. It's supposed to be an assessment process in action, not a learning process in action. Yes, the exam can be a learning process in its entirety though, and that's great.

    All that said, don't get me wrong. I'm not one of those people who tests easily.  :D
  • PC509PC509 Passion For IT Oregon, USPosts: 731Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Cisco exams are like that.  I prefer going back since sometimes the questions get answered by other questions that occur later on in the exam.
    I like those ones, but I don't prefer that format. As MontagueVandervort said - it's an assessment process, not a learning process. However, seeing an answer in a question after you picked the wrong one a few back is a bad feeling. Especially when you second guessed yourself on it and would have had the right answer. But, if I go into that exam fully prepared, I should know the answers. Shouldn't be a guessing game or going back. 
  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Senior Member behind youPosts: 2,640Mod Mod
    I despise exams such as Cisco's.  I am the type of test taker that likes to go back and linger over a few questions.

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  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,645Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    I never go back. I think it's more of  a personality thing then a strategy but once I commit to a choice I just move on.

    After the first 40 minutes of any test I start to get impatient and just want to hit finish anyway!
  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 758Mod Mod
    edited February 16
    I believe Microsoft have started following this trend. When I took the 70-698 they set the first 10 questions so that you could not go back. It took me by surprise and I flagged 6 of them without answering, only realising after that I messed up :lol:

    I think it's a good move as personally I don't do back on an answer once I've answered it, however I just need to make sure I actually put an answer to begin with lol.
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  • thomas_thomas_ Senior Member Posts: 839Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    @Skyliinez92 That’s weird that they still gave you the flag option even though you couldn’t return to those questions.  On the Cisco exams there is no flag or mark for review option.
  • bjpeterbjpeter Posts: 169Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    thomas_ said:
    @Skyliinez92 That’s weird that they still gave you the flag option even though you couldn’t return to those questions.  On the Cisco exams there is no flag or mark for review option.
    All Cisco exams are like that? Not just the entry-level Cisco ones?
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  • shochanshochan Senior Member ARPosts: 811Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Even when I took the CCNA v1 & v2 way back in 2000, they were like that...I didn't like it either.
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  • Skyliinez92Skyliinez92 Level 99 Wizard Posts: 758Mod Mod
    thomas_ said:
    @Skyliinez92 That’s weird that they still gave you the flag option even though you couldn’t return to those questions.  On the Cisco exams there is no flag or mark for review option.
    To be honest with MS I'm not surprised...
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  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny Junior Member CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupPosts: 53Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    With GIAC exams you can skip up to 15 questions which you can get back to before completing the exam, but once you select an answer there is no returning to them. 
    Wait, what? Yikes, I'm glad I heard it from you first! That would have been a sucky surprise on the exam...
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  • FluffyBunnyFluffyBunny Junior Member CISSP, OSCP, CEH, RHCE, GCCC, Pentest+, PSM-1, alphabet soupPosts: 53Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    thomas_ said:
    @Skyliinez92 That’s weird that they still gave you the flag option even though you couldn’t return to those questions.  On the Cisco exams there is no flag or mark for review option.
    I think I recently read about at least one brand of exams (I believe it's GIAC), where the "Flag for review" button is not for you the test-taker, but so you can ask the vendor to review a question because you believe it to be of dubious quality. 
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  • Swift6Swift6 Glasgow, ScotlandPosts: 210Member ■■■■□□□□□□

    Cisco exams are like that.  I prefer going back since sometimes the questions get answered by other questions that occur later on in the exam.
    One of the reasons some vendors prevent candidates from going back.
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  • E Double UE Double U Posts: 1,512Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    With GIAC exams you can skip up to 15 questions which you can get back to before completing the exam, but once you select an answer there is no returning to them. 

    And I forgot to mention: GIAC exams allow breaks, but you must complete the skipped questions before you can take the break. I believe every exam that I have taken that is at least two hours allows breaks (ISC2, ISACA, GIAC), but the 90 minutes or less exams did not (Cisco, CompTIA). 
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