My second attempt
I'm just back from my 2nd (failed) attempt.
This time was very different comparing to my 1st attempt… from my point of view TS went just fine, I completed 9 tickets (I left the last one because it was very complex and I thought it was better to save that time for the configuration part: I was not able to complete it before the time was up anyways) and before leaving the session I double checked everything was working without violating any restriction.
Configuration part was a bit tricky but I eventually completed the session and I was very confident this time I nailed my certification.
Came back to the hotel waiting for my score report. The email eventually arrived and with a bit of surprise it was a FAIL.
I passed the configuration part and failed TS with 68%… this means three tickets failed (2 failed + 1 not attempted).
I'm more than sure I didn't violate any rule and all 9 tickets were working like a charm before I saved all the configs and quit the TS session. Anyway I'm human and I can be mistaken, for sure everything was working so looks like I didn't respect some restrictions.
I immediately submitted a critique and asked for a re-grade (250USD).
I know I'm kind of crazy because more than likely I wasted my money but this is something I had to try.
The bad thing is now I have to wait up to three weeks to get my result and I cannot reschedule the exam in the meanwhile (There's no refund for the scheduled lab if the grade of the previous one turns into a PASS).
Do you guys know anyone that succeeded after a re-grade - just for statistic purpose
Anyways - I will wait for the re-grade and will accept a FAIL without complains (if two proctors evaluate the same way than it means I was wrong). Hopefully the next time will be the end of this journey.