I felt prepared going into the exam. I still had some nerves, as was expected. To me the exam came a lot different than I expected. I was that person who had the suitcase with every book under the sun. Through networking with some great folks on the environmental thread, I amassed a good arsenal of material. I heavily relied on SOPE notes as well.
After the morning session, I was bummed out. When we were informed that there was 15 minutes left. I had gone through the entire exam and answered everything I knew and had only 26 questions answered. My strategy, was to ensure that I got everything I knew correct. I maybe got 3 more solutions before the proctor said 5 minutes remaining. I made educated guesses on the rest.
The evening was better. At the 15 min remaining mark, I had 31 questions completed. However, I kept getting tripped up on two questions that I should have been able to do in my sleep so that dinged my confidence. I guessed for the remaining 9 questions.
I think the stress of getting tripped up on the three easy questions in the afternoon, plus only feeling confident on 26 in the morning made me believe that I was going to fail. I kept thinking, "What if I made foolish unit mistakes? Then that 26 that I answered correctly could easily be a 19"
I received my passing notification yesterday, so I maybe didn't make as many mistakes as I though I did. I knew there was going to be a chance that I could fail, but I was hopeful.