DAL , TX
mkt hall with all sheeples in one room @ 300-400
I was in the cavernous Excel centre in London. That evening I was spaced out in front of the TV wondering where the last 5 months of my life went, then something caught my eye. Batman Begins was on the TV, and they were driving the Batmobile around in a massive white Excel shaped hall.
Carroll College Helena Montana.
One level III,
Nine level II,
and maybe fifteen level I.
I took it in Omaha. The proctor read at about a 3rd grade level, stumbling over about every third word of the directions. Another proctor went to write the time remaining on the board and spelled it “remaing”. I don’t know where they find these people.
> Carroll College Helena Montana.
> One level III,
> Nine level II,
> and maybe fifteen level I.
“In 1888, Helena (the current state capital) had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world.”
Good place to be a Charterholder, I would say.
> I’m also wrote Mumbai India. That act was pretty
> lame, to say the least.. But was a good show by
> CFAI compared to the disaster called the “CFA
> exams” last year.
Damn if this was good I wouldn’t have wanted to be there last year.. I gave my L1 in 2008 so I wouldn’t know but this exam was far from ‘professional’ , was more like giving an exam in an East German prison cell with the STASI looking up your butt-hole for paper rolls.
Rivercenter Saint Paul, MN.
Overall facility was good. Got into an argument with my table at lunch and had to leave. They were discussing a test question and everyone had read the question incorrectly.
Darius, so true. In SF, there were proctors constantly going into the men’s room. I think some guy was repeatedly pretending to go to the bathroom just so he could see whether anyone was trying to take crib notes from their drawers. It gave me a bit of stage fright.
They probably also mentally timed how long people were in there. Anyone with constipation would probably have been written up on suspicion of cheating.
ATH - CFA, CAIA
Again, Toronto FC soccer game and loud music in the background in the PM session!!
> Again, Toronto FC soccer game and loud music in
> the background in the PM session!!
and a lot of helicopters flying around…WTF!!!
hey, did the exam start at the sametime for everyone? Or do people in asia do it like 12hours before?
I think it was NYC 1: Metropolitan Pavillion section A
Everyone barely made it inside by 9am.
only 4 people because i wrote on sunday
Abu Dhabi; with about 1/4th the number of test takers as last June simply because Dubai has a center of its own now.
Dublin; about 75% of 450 people (@ all levels) turned up. Up from 50% of 350 last year.
One guy actually turned up and when the exam started he realized he hadn’t brought a pencil. How dumb can you be!
Oh wait- that was me.
Cape Town, South Africa, surprised that the atmosphere is so standardised, I took L1 and L2- 1st attempt in NYC and the proctors look and talk the same - quite impressed that they manage to keep the exam environment the same around the world.
Surprised I’m the first person to say Javits Convention Center, NYC. I made the same mistake I made in December and DID NOT PACK A LUNCH. Oh my god, I swear that was the worst pizza I’ve ever had in my life. It was like Elio’s frozen pizza, if Elios was run by Satan.
My good study buddy for the past two months showed up at a little after 8AM and we had this conversation:
Me: Good to see a friendly face. What section are you in?
Him: Section B5.
Me: I think they’re all just letters or double letters. Let me see.
[Exam ticket: Clearly says W18th street, about 20+ blocks and several avenues from where we are now]
Him [nearing meltdown]: Oh *%&^. Oh ^&%*.
Me: Stop. Don’t freak out. You’re gonna be cool, but don’t freak out. Go get a cab outside. Get in it, go to the test center. Stop talking. Just go.
He ended up making it with time to spare, but man, what a way to start the exam.
> Surprised I’m the first person to say Javits
> Convention Center, NYC. I made the same mistake I
> made in December and DID NOT PACK A LUNCH. Oh my
> god, I swear that was the worst pizza I’ve ever
> had in my life. It was like Elio’s frozen pizza,
> if Elios was run by Satan.
> Side note:
> My good study buddy for the past two months showed
> up at a little after 8AM and we had this
> Me: Good to see a friendly face. What section
> are you in?
> Him: Section B5.
> Me: I think they’re all just letters or double
> letters. Let me see.
> Him : Oh *%&^. Oh ^&%*.
> Me: Stop. Don’t freak out. You’re gonna be
> cool, but don’t freak out. Go get a cab outside.
> Get in it, go to the test center. Stop talking.
> Just go.
> He ended up making it with time to spare, but man,
> what a way to start the exam.
lol that would’ve been me as well if I hadn’t checked my ticket the night before
figured Javits Center is big enough to accommodate all test takers but I guess not. I was at the midtown Hilton
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