Hi John Wright!!!
How's my Friend from Virginia doing these days?
To answer your questions; I believe I did well in the fundamentals and the practical parts... The Open book was not as easy as some would like to think being that after all, you have the book in front of you so, it should'nt be so hard to find the answers for the questions right?
Well, let me just say that it felt like I was being "slow roasted in a crock pot" during that part of the exam.
At first, I felt as if I'd been paralyzed with so much fear that my brain just froze for about what seemed like ten minutes yet in reality, I was only three!!! How it happened remains a mystery but, as soon as I prayed for release from this bondage, all of a sudden the lessons learned from the practice sessions in the seminar on how to navigate the D1.1 2002 code book kicked into focus and "I was off to the races"...
The questions that I somehow managed to answer while I was paralyzed were reviewed once I finished answering all of the other questions, and 2 of them were so far off from the original answer that I had to laugh at myself!!! In essence, As soon as I replaced my fear with faith, I was able to take control of myself, focus, and fly through the book with enough time to review every question in the open book part of the exam with time to spare.
As far as the other two parts, I appreciate all of the help you provided me to study ahead of the exam and it showed as I flew through those parts with confidence!!! I believe I did real well in those two parts because of your help John and I wo'nt forget that!!!
I think I did fairly well in the open book part also but then again, I believe I had some help from above on that part of the exam!!!
All in all, I learned alot in the seminar and without it, I seriously doubt that I would've done as well as I did!!! Especially in the open book part!
a little less than six weeks to go before I hopefully get my results back from the AWS so, We'll see!!!
Anywho, JW, I'll be writing from the Dominican Republic the next time I'm on the forum... It's been a long time since I've been there but, I plan on making up for all those years of not visiting my mother's country and rediscover all that it has to offer so, Adios Amigo Y Dios te bendigas!!!!!
(Go with god my friend, and may he always bless & protect you)
Respectfully and sincerely,
SSBN727 Run Silent... Run Deep!!!