Although it is required for the testing-center to provide you with (as the organization that created The Exam says) “Noise-Cancelling” headphones and a microphone — this will probably be in the form of a head-set with a built-in microphone. And these will probably NOT be “Noise-Cancelling”.
. Unfortunately — once the Testing-Center has been approved — there is almost no over-sight to ensure that the people at the Testing-Center live up to their requirements. I have spoken with far too many people who said that their headphones or the microphone did not work properly, and were told that they had to re-do the entire exam… at their expense.
If there is a problem with any of your equipment, you MUST tell someone Immediately, so that they can provide you with better equipment or a different computer. There will be an equipment test that happens before the exam starts.
But The Best Things That You Could Do..
- If You Know Where You Will Be Taking The Exam — go there early and ask to see the Testing-Center & Equipment
- If You Know Someone Who Has Taken The Exam At The Testing-Center You Will Be Going To — ask what their experience was so you can prepare