This might be off topic. But many of you will or have been through Thomson\nPrometric to schedule your MCSE exams. I usually have no negative opinion on\nthe company as I took many exams through them before. But today just had\nenough.\n\nThe first time I called Prometric to schedule an exam for the same day, I\nwas told to call back in 30 minutes even after the Prometric rep. confirmed\nwith testing center that there are planty space available for testing. My\npast experience is if Prometric comfirmed there is space available, I can\nsign up for the exam right away. Since I haven't taken any test through\nPrometric for almost a year now, I assumed there might be new rules. So I\nwaited as suggested.\nAbout 40 minutes later, I called Prometeric again. This time, I was told\nthat my voucher number (which came with my MS Press book) is not valid and I\nshould contack Microsoft.\nMicrosoft guys are nice, but they don't know why Prometric decline the\nvoucher. So I called Prometric the thired time. This time, I was told the\nvoucher is good, but testing center is still full and I should contact the\ntesting center to confirm there is space available. The testing center\nreplied there is only two people signed up for exam today and this\ninformation has been passed to Prometric early this morning.\nThe forth time I called, a lady called the testing center and registered me\nfor an exam in the afternoon. Confirmation # was given and the lady was\npleasent on the phone.\nAfter I hanged up the phone, I started to doubt my luck and wished this lady\ncould have answered my phone the first time I called Prometric. Well, it was\nabout lunch time and I started thinking about the food and the test.\n\nI walked into the testing center a few minutes before my scheduled exam and\neagered to take it. However, the testing center could not download my exam!\nIt appeared no one scheduled any exams through Prometric at that time slot.\nAfter 40 minutes on the phone with Prometric, the testing center finally\nfound that Prometric scheduled my exam on early morning and it was even\nearlier then the time I frist called Prometric. How could this be possible?\n\nThe happy ending was the testing center willing to open late until I\nfinished the exam and I did pass the test.