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81% - Fail" in MS Readiness Suite

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by steve_f, May 22, 2007.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    I just did a practice test, a custom one with all 146 Questions.

    I got 81%, and it said FAIL. Anyone know why?

    Broken down by topic, I got

    97
    79
    63
    87
    77%

    OK the 63% is low, but does getting below 70% in ANY section mean a fail??

    A few weeks ago I got a "70% - Fail" and thougt alright, it is borderline, but 81% is a decent pass, is it not?
     

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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    According to the picture you attached, the pass score is 86% - which seems a tad high to me - but then I've never taken that exam.

    Harry.
     
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  3. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    Thanks for pointing that out, I didn't spot that 86% pass thing in my indignation.

    Maybe they mean that they don't consider me ready to do the exam until I get 86% in the practices.
     
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  4. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    I wouldnt worry about it mate, i scored about the same as you for the readiness tests, and i passed the real exams. It doesnt hurt to do a bit more swotting tho.:)
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    That's the score that MeasureUP has chosen for their passing score. In a way, it benefits them to set it arbitrarily high... it certainly caused you to think you may not be prepared enough! ;)
     
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  6. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    Look at the scores as: "If you pass the practise test you'll have a more then reasonal change of passing the real thing."
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    Some testing engines allow you to change the passmark.
    It might seem a bit pointless, but see if there are any customization settings.

    At the end of the day though, if you can pass at 86%, getting 70% should be easier...
     
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  8. klospros

    klospros Nibble Poster

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    The reason it says you have failed is because the pass rate is set to 100% as the default, you can go into the options and change this if my memory serves me right, and 86% is a very good score, good luck when you do the exam:)
     
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  9. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    The funny thing about this is that I did pretty much get 86% in the exam in the end. Well I got 866.

    (no congrats etc needed, I already have a "passed 271" topic with plenty of congrats in it)
     
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  10. bs099

    bs099 New Member

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    This pre-prep exam you've taken, was this a free service??

    I have just passed the 271 and looking to sit the 272 week Friday.

    I have My Exam Cram to hand which i find extremely useful, but i always prefer to try a test first to see where my weaknesses are.
    Thanks in Advance.
     
  11. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    I'm afraid not. It comes on a CD with the prescribed Microsoft MCDST book.
     
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