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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!


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Rob Ross
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That's a really good idea!


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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.


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Mike Kelly
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I agree, excellent idea. I'll bring earplugs too for my exam
Valentin Crettaz
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Personally, I'd prefer some good music, but I don't think it is allowed


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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 "
Kim Hamilton
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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.
Marilyn de Queiroz
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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 ...


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