Whatever happens during the test I don't know until I take it. My experience and memorized concepts are aiding me to deliver the best score possible and I accept the result at the end, good or bad.
Then comes the practice of the concepts and techniques in my career. There is no single test that grades my performance as a project leader in day-to-day life. I think the test is a practical means of prescribing best practices, because the certification is a contract. Once a passing score is achieved you are agreeing to uphold the standard if you put the letters next to your name. It's not really a trophy.
In the work place and daily life, I operate based on a few different models. I prioritize goals: based on an ethical model that governs interactions: don't give people unnecessary work, aim for clarity before action, if an action is to be carried out, do so swiftly and report on it.
I stay up to date on what the teams are working on to provide for customers. I have to stay up to date, influence actions and interactions toward successful product deployment and usage..
There is a basic need to achieve, and that is rooted in my fear of the opposite. Can a test tip the balance for my company and my career is what I feel is urgent for me to know. Whether I pass the PMP test or not, the knowledge has already influenced the way I work, and the way I will work for the foreseable future. I am grateful for the resources that allowed me to attain this knowledge - whatever happens on the test is something else, almost a matter of chance, depending on the questions I am dealt!