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Problems with Testing centres?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by wagnerk, Aug 12, 2008.

?

I have had problem(s) with...

Poll closed Oct 11, 2008.
  1. PearsonVue

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Prometric

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  3. Both

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. No Problems so far

    11 vote(s)
    55.0%
  5. Haven't sat any

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi All,

    Just wanted to run a poll to see about who has had problems with testing centres and which testing centre provider it was with (Vue or Prometric or both) :)

    I can say that I've had problems with Prometric... None with Vue :)

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I've only sat 3 exams, all with Vue, no problems to report. :)
     
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  3. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    1) In my last exam, the test app froze when a SIM question was loading, but time kept ticking away. I called the admin who just looked baffled. He tried to 'skip' the question (I was about to slap him) and the machine just shut down. I'm sitting there thinking half of my exam is gone (which I felt I did well) and this is gonna show up as a fail.

    The app restarts where it failed, but I did lose about 8-minutes off my exam time :ohmy

    2) On top of that, I hate the monitors (or settings) they use for the tests. I can see the flickering, but it's at all 3 test centers I've used. :eek:
     
  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Took an exam yesterday in a test centre I had never been to before in London, half way through the exam the PC crashed and restarted the admin just moved me to another PC but it saved where I was so I did not lose anything. Then a little later someone else use the PC and the same happened to them! But apart from that the test centre was OK.
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Sat three exams so far, two at the Leicester Prometric Centre and one in Coventry and they have been all fine.
     
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  6. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

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  7. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    I have had problems with both, mainly computers crashing. Last time I was 10 questions into my 70-284, the Exam system said I had nearly two hours on the clock remaining then it went to 5 minutes then zero in a few seconds. I had to start the whole exam again (lucky I wasn't 40 questions in :blink)
     
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  8. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    Vue......

    Vista upgrade 70-621 Power failure server stayed up however my exam PC went down.

    Question 21 was locked and I was unable to answer it:eek:................ passed anyway.:biggrin

    Prometric.....

    70-291 server crashed and was restarted but I was unable to anwser any sim questions and had reduced time:eek:
    ................. passed anyway. :biggrin
     
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  9. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    None with neither. Saying that i have only have used 2 testing centres.
     
  10. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I don't live in the UK but I've done all of my exams through prometric and had no issues with computers crashing, etc.
     
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  11. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    its been many years since i've used pearson, no problems with prometric yet (thats gone and done it) but just a few issues where you are sat twiddling for thumbs for a minute or two for the question to move on!
     
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    WIP: Nothing

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