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70-622 :)

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Gareth.Harle, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Gareth.Harle

    Gareth.Harle Bit Poster

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    Morning all

    Just a quick word about 70-622. I passed this exam on Monday and got a great score and my general feeling on it was that it was fairly easy. I’m not sure whether this was due to my hard study/revision or because I had done the MCSA in server 2003 and a lot of the content (GPOs, Permissions etc) I already knew.

    I guess what I’m trying to say is where is the line between getting a good score because of hard study and a result based on simply memorising the questions and answers. I would imagine it comes down to whether the person has understanding of the subject or not. I know what parts of my work/job/systems I understand well and what areas I need work but would hate to be seen as a cheat should I study so hard for an exam and pass it with full marks.

    Just some thoughts.
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Well done:)
     
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  3. dalsoth

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    Well done on the pass:D

    Your score is never shown to anyone else. Be proud that you scored highly. I believe BM and a few others have passed with scores of 1000 before. Nobody would accuse them of cheating. There is a difference i believe between knowing the subject matter 100% and getting 100% on an exam.

    In my last exam, the wording on some of the questions was very ambiguous and it was more a case of how good am i at deciphering some of these questions rather than do i know what i am doing on this subject.

    If i had a simulator style questions for each question i would have completed the exam in 20 minutes. I do understand the need to know things without being able to see it though if you were on a helpdesk and were talking someone through a product that you did not have installed yourself.

    You know your stuff. Like the exam sheet says, if you scored low on any section go away and work on the areas they highlight.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Cool, well done, congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. craigie

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    Well done and congratulations!
     
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  6. StormTHX

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    Nice pass on Vista.:D
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Technically, you shouldn't be memorizing questions and answers... if they're copied from the live exam, then they're called braindumps, and using them can get you decertified for life.

    As far as getting a "good score" is concerned... anything above PASS is a good score. You don't have to score a perfect score; you just have to know enough to pass. Besides, I have yet to work for an employer who asked to see my actual exam scores... and the certification vendors (MS, Cisco, CompTIA) won't reveal your scores to anyone - they'll only state the exams you've passed.

    For the record, I've gotten exactly ONE perfect score out of 64 exams. Not saying that you SHOULDN'T strive for perfect scores... but it's not necessary.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    If you had received ONLY simulator style questions, then the exam wouldn't be able to test you - at all - on your theory-based knowledge. In other words, you'd be able to prove that you know HOW to do something, but not that you know WHY you do what you do. So, although I believe simulation-based/performance-based testing is necessary, I don't think it should completely take the place of question-based testing. A combination of both would be ideal, in my opinion. And I believe that's the direction that most of the major cert vendors are heading.
     
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  9. dalsoth

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    I see your point and bow to your wisdom mon capitan! :salut After all, you are the test prep specialist:D
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    Eh, I've seen a test or two. ;)

    Thank you for the compliment. :)
     
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