can the VCP550d vmware exam be taken from ANY computer on the internet?

I am a VCP5 and have been studying hard to recertify by taking the VCP550d. I finally think I am ready. I got approved then when went into register. It appears I just pay 120.00 and have 2 days to take the exam. It does not require I select a test center or schedule a specific time. Am I to believe that once I register I can just take the exam from my home PC on my home network? After all the Microsoft, Cisco and even VMware exams I have taken, this does not seem possible. Can someone confirm this for me before I spend the 120.00? 2 days does not seem like a long time to schedule an exam or find an exam center. I want to make sure I am right before I spend the money..thanks
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
You need to use an authorized test center.  Pearson Vue, should be able to schedule for next day online.
Thor2923Author Commented:
so it sounds like I better schedule my test a day before I have PTO  I do not see what time and locations are available before I register. I usually schedule a week ahead for last minute studying and scheduling around my job.
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
I did the delta exam from my office PC.

It is an OPEN BOOK exam.


 Now If it’s not clear by this point, this is an online exam.  For the people that don’t know what that means.  It is an open book exam!  Now I don’t want hate messages.  It’s an open book exam!

So this is where my three monitors got put to good use.  Monitor 1, the exam window.  Monitor 2, Google.  Monitor 3, the Advanced Search function of Adobe Reader set to search all PDFs in the Blueprint folder.

On Friday, I sat down at home to sit the exam. Its was a strange experience sitting down at home to sit an exam, after so many exams and years in test centres. The one constant in IT, is change, so I embraced the new world… Google ready, Notes on standby (Yes! It is open book), Tea made; Jelly sweets ready; Wife out; Kids asleep… Time to sit the exam.

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Thor2923Author Commented:
do you mean to tell me I have been breaking my neck...cracking the books and reviewing all my old VMware material for an open book exam!!!! I am not sure if I should laugh or cry LOL...thanks
Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
Well I did the same too.
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