I just got home from taking my CISM exam. Overall, I'd be surprised if I failed the exam in lieu of all the studying, boot camps, study groups, practice tests, etc... over the last 6 months. The exam environment was professional, and the ear plugs certainly helped. I wrapped up the exam in just over two hours, and can only recall about 10 questions that I was really on the fence between two answers. I am actually surprised at the number of people who took their cell phones into the exam room despite it being written everywhere (as well as being common sense). Out of the approximately 50 odd people in the exam room, 15 or so raised their hand when the proctor asked who still had a cell phone or other electronic device. The astounded look on the proctor's face gave me a good chuckle.
Does anyone else ever get that gloom and doom feeling that you failed your exam despite your best efforts? I may just be over critical of myself here, but it's always a fear that I didn't do well enough. While taking my test, I put a star next to any question that I was certain I had right. When I tallied them up at the end of the exam, it was only about 30 of them. :/
Anyone else have any other feedback on their exam experience?