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Exam Suggestion - Bring Earplugs

 
Ricardo Cortes
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I forgot to mention this after I passed my exam but I brought a pair of earplugs (I live in Manhattan) with me and I was so glad I took them. The Prometric testing center was awfully noisy and I could still even hear honking cabbies and commotion on the streets but it was all less poignant. So, you might wanna think about bringing earplugs with you for less distractions!
 
Rob Ross
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That's a really good idea!
 
Peter Bugla
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If you had such a loud room for your test, I would contact http://www.prometric.com/ about this, to make sure your test center get's the trouble they deserve, and (if you want this) a second chance for your test. Hopefully Prometric kicks them a bit to change the conditions to make it better for future candidates.
The tests are difficult enough to solve in a quiet room.
 
Mike Kelly
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I agree, excellent idea. I'll bring earplugs too for my exam
 
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Personally, I'd prefer some good music, but I don't think it is allowed
 
Brian Lugo
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Can we take some Chips and Salsa too?
How about a cell phone? If the question wording is very poor, I can call SUN and give them some grief ...
 
Rob Ross
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Cell phone is a good idea. You can use your mLife to access Sun's java doc pages
 
Brian Lugo
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Thats a cool idea Rob
I can say " I passed my SCJP with M Life from AT&T "
 
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Oh, bring a sweater too. It was arctic-cold in my testing room. Keeps you awake but makes it hard to type.
 
Ricardo Cortes
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I think I might just do that. My testing conditions were by far unpar...
Originally posted by Peter Bugla:
If you had such a loud room for your test, I would contact http://www.prometric.com/ about this, to make sure your test center get's the trouble they deserve, and (if you want this) a second chance for your test. Hopefully Prometric kicks them a bit to change the conditions to make it better for future candidates.
The tests are difficult enough to solve in a quiet room.
 
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Originally posted by Rob Ross:
Cell phone is a good idea. You can use your mLife to access Sun's java doc pages

No cell phones, no pagers, no pencils/paper (they provide something to write on and something to write with ...
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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