I had a similar situation with the start of the exam
My exam did not start at all. (((
At first there was no connection to the server. I was told that these are problems on the server and I need to wait 2.5 hours
Then I was able to connect, but only the welcome VMware page was displayed without the button to start the exam.
There was a VMware Learning Platform advertisement on this page and only one web link - https://cloud.vmware.com/learning-platform
I followed this link, logged in VMware Learning Platform, but also did not find the connect button for the exam anywhere.
We asked for the VUE support to connect via remote desktop. Then they contacted VMware support.
After two hours of trying to run the exam, nothing happened and VUE support said that it needs to be rescheduled
But two days later I received a letter saying that I failed the exam (((
mc1903cae, where did you click to start the exam?
Do you remember what version of the center server and ESXi hosts was in exam lab ?
Sorry to hear you failed; I hope you will be able to try again.
Well done for remembering the VMware Learning Platform link; that is where I ended up when my exam started for the first time. After the PearsonVue admin restarted the test PC and logged me in for the second time, the actual exam just started. I did not click any 'start' button.
I don't remember the vCenter / ESXi build number, but was most likely v6.5 U1 or U2.
@karlchilds I think VMware Education could do more to set people at ease with this exam delivery method, as it is very different from the normal VCP exams. A short YouTube video just walking through how the PearsonVue exam software should behave and how the actual exam should be started, would make the process far less stressful.
All the best,
Hi mc1903cae i see Karl has a blog recently about this:
also mc1903cae was the exam mainly GUI or was there a lot of vSphere PowerCLI, ESXCLI etc?