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 a school or business has been approved to be an Official Testing-Center — 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. This is when you have the opportunity to do this.
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