So after an excruciating 3 week wait, I got the results of my VCAP-DCA exam. I was positive I had failed because I accidentally ended the test 30 minutes early!
After reading Sean Crookston and others, I used the strategy of quickly clicking through the questions in the exam and writing the tasks down, carefully noting if the task was a build task or an admin task, and tackling the build tasks first. The test was tough, but do-able.
When I got to the 30 minute mark, I decided to click through the 5 tasks or so I had left and pick the easiest. When I clicked on the last question, I accidentally clicked “finished”! There was no “Are you sure?”, just boom, done.
I walked out sure I had failed.
Three weeks of gnawing self-doubt later and plans on when to re-take the test ($400 man!), I got my notification that I passed. Whew. The moral of the story is- don’t be an over-clicker!