Took my first 5.0 today and it was leaps and bounds better than the 4.0. Finally a comprehensive exam testing full knowledge about what we do.
Only hiccup that was really eating into the test time were the last 2 case studies, each time you refer to the tabs that contain the reference material (plans, code, etc.) it took major time to load each page. So if you count that each time you leave the tab page or turn the page in the pdfs that is at least 3-5 second per action. It was noticeable toward the end when I had 3 minutes left and in clicking next question the load up of the image and questions messed with the clock and it took me down to 13 seconds. Whoa! Needless to say I had 2 questions left in the whole exam and time ran out.
I guess I called it a hiccup but it is pretty major.
Last item that gets me are the regional questions. If you design a building in cold or humid climate what or where would 'x' be installed. They should make those questions a two parter or relevant to where you as a tester are taking the exam. If I was in the Caribbean or Bangor Maine then I can see where it would need to be in my short term memory, but in socal, the method of construction is the same and more immediate to recall than having to recall other regions.
Oh, there are no 15 minutes of tutorial time, they throw you right in there. The highlighting and crossing out of items are tedious and I was missing the right click cross out and highlight click options.
Best thing too you can take your 15 minute break whenever you want if at all.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for my results.
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