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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8740

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I just listened to your 4 minute explanation of Why you cannot pause the Simulator. You are missing the point, it's a simulator. The marathon runners, train for a marathon, they run every day like you say, but sometimes, they start and say, dont feel like running today, lets go home.

Look, you have a good product, I'm using it in the hope I can pass the exam soon. To make it fun for you, here is a suggestion.
Go to the Monitor and Control process and create a change request for a Pause Button, or a Stop button that allows you to restart it later. Send the Change Request to the Integrate change Control process for discussion, and approval, or disaproval, but I'm a Stakeholder, please submit the CR.

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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8742

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Kelly,

I understand your frustration and I had similar thoughts when I was using the simulator, but I do also understand why there is not a pause button. I often had a hard time blocking out an entire 4 hours to do a full exam. My solution was to use the shorter timed exams. I could often block out enough time to do 25, 50 or 100 question timed exams. That allowed me to complete as many questions as possible before my actual exam which I think is pretty critical. I think the ability to do the shorter timed exams satisfies your requirement of not running the entire marathon scenario. Best of luck to you in your preparation!

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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8750

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There are several problems A) with the timed shorter sessions questions often repeat and then you know the answer.
There are browser issues unless you use firefox and since I am often on my work laptop where firefox is not authorized I spend 10-15 mins trying to get the exam simulator to open up. If I had known about the browser issues I would not have bought the testing, I do feel ripped off that it takes an act of god on my computer to get the exam simulations to open up.

Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8761

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Heather,

Have you tried using Google Chrome? That is what I used and I had no issues. If you continue to have issues, please contact the support folks. There were very helpful to me when I experienced some different issues with the simulator back in May.

Also, when I used the simulator back in May there was an option to select only unanswered questions when setting up the shorter timed exams. I assume that option still exists and if so, I don't think you should be seeing the same question repeated if you have selected the correct option.

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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8763

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There are problems with the simulator when using Google Chrome. That's all I use. It's strange ,you are logged in, and clicking the simulator button takes you to a blank screen that says its the simulator. This happens often. The first dozen or so times I just kept trying different things and eventually it would work. Now I think I know what fixes it. In Chrome, my password is stored along with my user name. So I just click the Login button and log in. But if I manually type in the password, it seems to work. BTW, the site accepts my password regardless of how I do it.

Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8765

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I've been locked out of the simulator for the last 30 minutes. The simulator opens up to a Logout Button. That's it. My password fix above does not work.

Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8766

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Bonnie,

Have you contacted support? It would be best to contact support directly about these issues. You should get better response time.

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Mark
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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8767

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Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8769

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Bonnie -- Jonathan Hebert has been trying to reach out to you regarding your issue with Chrome to help you personally on the phone. Have you received his messages?
Until Next Time,
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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8771

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no messages on my phone. I got into the system after trying for about 20 minutes, now I am locked out again.
I've attached a screenshot of the what the screen looks like after hitting the Exam Simulator button to get in.
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Pausing Exam Simulator 2 years 10 months ago #8772

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Bonnie -- Please email your phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that he can call you.
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