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4 Things You Must do When Taking a Proctored Exam

This was my proctored-exam transcript last night when I took the AWS Solutions Architect exam (SAA-C02) as part of my recertification because it expires every 3 years. This was a remote proctored exam through PSI and should have been easy because this wasn’t the first time I used their service. For whatever reason, last night’s experience was so bad  that an exam that started at 10:45pm didn’t finish until early morning 2:15am.  Some things that you could do to avoid what I went through: 1) Test your computer 24 hours before start time This was my fault and I should  tested sooner. I did start preparing foe the prerequisites as early as 8pm and thought I had enough time to complete everything as it was the same computer I used three years ago when I got certified with AWS. However, I found that since the last time I took this exam, my hardware changed (different web cam, different speakers) and I installed more software like Docker that the proctoring software (PSI Secure Browser) didn

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Here are some of our past client, some have graciously given their feedback on our services and relationship:
  • Elizabeth Hernandez, Sharepoint student
  • FishThatDate.com, Vancouver, BC – one-time web design
  • Lisa Fraser, Sole Proprietor for lfraserdesign.com
  • Talies In Works
  • Tradeline
  • Essa Technologies Ltd.
  • Grandview Blacktop Ltd, Burnaby, BC – Perform monthly computer maintenance on the last Wednesday of the month for 6hrs from 10am – 4pm. Tasks included applying windows patches, rebooting servers, checking tape backups, checking disk space, trending on disk space/tape backup usage, disaster recovery documentation, etc.
  • Janice Lohmann, Microsoft, Dallas, TX – Update monthly newsletters using MS Expression Web. Newsletters are about 10-15 web screens in length.
  • Kevin Murray, Sole Proprietor for www.trainyourdogkit.com, www.guidebookforweddings.com, and www.guideforflyfishing .com
  • Martin Disability Management Services
  • National Graphics Solutions Inc (NGSI), Delta, BC – one-time project-based IT implementation.
  • PNB
  • Raider Hansen Tools, Burnaby, BC – On-call computer and VPN support.

These are some of the past projects we have completed:

  • Google Mail Migration from EMC. 
  • Datacentre upgrades with environment control.  
  • Internet filtering and acceleration using OpenDNS. 
  • Remote Access Strategy via VPN and RDP. 
  • Disk-based Backups using NAS device like a Drobo. 
  • Virtualization using VMware Server. 
  • Paypal integration in an e-commerce site and e-book downloads.

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