Sounds like the CMSRN test has become a lot more challenging since I took it in 2004. I was working Med/Surg at the time and barely reviewed the course materials; it was all just commonsense M/S nursing and I lived it every day.
I remember going through the pages of the exam, wondering when it was going to get harder. It never did. I was done in something like 35 minutes (they allowed up to 4 hrs.) and passed with flying colors.......it sure was a lot easier than the NCLEX!
The certificate is still on my living-room wall where I hung it 8 years ago, even though I haven't worked M/S in over 6 years and my certification expired in '09. I'm still proud of the accomplishment, though, and now I'm seriously thinking about becoming certified in gerontology, even if it doesn't mean a hill of beans to my employer or anyone else outside my little circle of friends.