The lab extension does not include an additional exam attempt. When a lab extension is purchased with a valid exam attempt still available, the exam expiration is adjusted to 120 days after the lab extension expires. If a lab extension is purchased after exam expiration or a certification attempt, we no longer provide a complimentary exam attempt with the lab extension purchase. There are two reasons why we no longer provide a complimentary exam attempt with the lab extension purchase.
First, we noticed a trend of students using their exam attempts liberally “just to see” what the exam is like, knowing that they would get another attempt without trying. Unfortunately, this practice is not within the spirit of our Try Harder methodology.
Second, the casual nature of exam attempts is resulting in student difficulty scheduling exams. Our hope is that this policy change will add mindfulness to students’ decisions. Our exams are tough and we want to ensure that our students are well prepared not just technically, but also mentally and emotionally for the challenge.