I took PDD recently - first 5.0 exam - and have a few gripes. I'm older than the average examinee, so this may be less of a problem for some, but I found it really, really difficult to read much of the graphic information in the exam, especially (but not only) in the case studies. Even zooming way in (which entails a lot of extra "LOADING..." time didn't necessarily help and sometimes I just guessed at what I was reading. The images seem to be quite poor-quality scans - don't know why they couldn't use PDF format.
I also had a some trouble with the calculator - maybe mouse was just set too fast but I kept messing up the input and having to redo calcs, leading to more lost time. But it would be nice not to have to mouse so much when using that calculator. It seemed a lot smoother in 4.0.
Finally, many others have complained about the lag time. I realize that NCARB says they've accounted for the long load times in timing the exam, but it would be great if they could shorten them - staring at that "LOADING" message provokes a good deal of anxiety, especially if you keep trying to find a zoom level that allows you to read the material you're supposed to be consulting.
For what it's worth, even though I ran out of time ("LOADING..."), I did pass. It might be that I relaxed into the idea that I would fail and just should treat it as a very pricey practice test. But I don't see why the reference materials can't be legible. I'm kind of dreading the next one (PPD).
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