Bad day at the test center
I went to take the Cisco 642-825 ISCW exam today.I was well prepared and ready to go.There was a new staffmember at the testcenter i talked to.The one that have signed me inn before was not there.Then the problems started.I showed up 15minutes before the test starts as it says in the rules."You have to come back.You are to early" she said.I do not know about the others here but i have somewhat of a ritual when i take an exam.I always sing a special song before the test(Before i enter the building of course)and i always bring three things.A bottle of water,a bottle of energydrink(gatorade)and a few nicotin chewing gums since i am a smoker.The chewing gums are packed like some pills are,with a thin aluminum foil that you push them thru.Today i was denied taking this small see thru packet with me because of the noise the extraction of one cheewing gum would make.I have checked this afternoon and a click of a mouse and not to say writing on the keyboard makes a lot more noise.I realy felt she had it in for me from the start.Extremly rude all the way.The company also gave me one price before i took my test and another after.(260$ before and 334$after).They had forgotten the VAT they said.For private customers in Norway the law says that VAT must be included in the pricing.I also talked to a guy there that said i should not do both Cisco and MS exams.Do one or the other he said.I find that to be total bull.I find them to blend into eachother rather nicely.This was a guy who only works with MS though.I sped thru the test with fire in my eyes due to the dissruption of my routines and to my surprise i passed.Next time i will use a different test centre.Now....of to beerland and a few strong ones in the comfort of my server/bed/study/lab/happy room.Sorry for any bad spelling.Best regards from Norway.
Working on 642-845ONT