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Topic # 189081 16-Dec-2015 12:17
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Hi guys,

I am going to sit Cisco CCIE exam in Jan'16.
I've checked Pearson portal and found a few test centres here, in Auckland.

Could somebody advise on which one is the good/not-so-good please?
For example one center may have a modern wide monitor (which is quite handy not to scroll back and forth)
whereas other may be in a noisy location which could be distracting.

Any ideas?

Thank you.

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1451529 16-Dec-2015 12:42
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The one I've always used for Cisco exams is Ames on Queen St. I did use another place in Ponsonby once which was OK, but the monitor screen was a bit blurry. Not a game changer, but a bit annoying. At Ames the monitors are all widescreen and just 4 other stations in the room, although usually I was the only one there. The keyboards are of reasonable quality too, but anyway for CCIE written it's just point and click and maybe the mice are cheap so check it out and ask for a different mouse, they are nice like that.

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  Reply # 1451587 16-Dec-2015 13:58
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I always use Ames too. You aren't going to find a testing centre with quality PC's, but of the bunch Ames seems reasonable.
Though the last exam I did there it was the first time I had encountered a testing system down. Took about an hour for them to sort it. Didn't help the nerves......

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  Reply # 1451639 16-Dec-2015 15:04
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Auldhouse, Ponsonby.

The little things make the biggest difference.

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  Reply # 1451664 16-Dec-2015 15:18
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Shindig: Auldhouse, Ponsonby.

So was it good or bad? :)

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  Reply # 1451674 16-Dec-2015 15:29
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I've used Ames Auckland in the past, was good

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  Reply # 1451714 16-Dec-2015 16:37
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I have always used Ames on Queen St. Always works well and good helpful staff.

Might try Ames in Takapuna next time.

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