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MOS exam score based on weigh?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)' started by tomdeb18, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. tomdeb18

    tomdeb18 Bit Poster

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    Hello everyone,

    I tried the MOS Word 2013 Expert exam for the third time now and failed again with a score of 650 points. Now, take a look at the score report:

    Manage and Share Documents 100
    Design Advanced Documents 100
    Create Advanced References 100
    Create Custom Word Elements 0

    I'm no math expert, but it's easy to see that my score should actually be 750 points, if the exams are not being weighed. And even if the exams are weighed different from each other, I'm still surprised I didn't had anything correct of the part Create Custom Word Elements. Why? Well, it's the part I considered to be the easiest one! I mean, it's basically about modifying theme colors, theme fonts, saving as a new style set, creating and modifying custom building blocks etc. I know most of this stuff, so it can't be me. Could it be possible the results haven't been submitted to the exam software? So that it didn't 'see' what tasks I completed for that part? :P

    Is there anyone who could give me some clearance on this; are MOS exams weigh-based, and what could possibly the reason I achieved 0% for the last part? Any help would be great!

    Anyway, I might no be allowed to retake the exam anymore, unless of course I pay for it myself (currently they're being 'paid' by my school).
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    So the best thing to do would be to ask the exam provider (Pearson?) to contact Microsoft and have a look at your answers to see if there is a problem with the scoring.

    Certainly in the past Microsoft exams did have question weighting on the exams, for you to fail the exam twice with a 0 score on the same subject either point to you fundamentally not understanding the subject matter or there being something wrong with the scoring.
     
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  3. tomdeb18

    tomdeb18 Bit Poster

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    Good that you point to that. I already decided to contact Certiport (since they are the exam provider in my country) and they told me I could send in an 'exam item evalutation', so they can check the exam themselves. Of course I did that right away.

    But again, good to know you would recommend that too. Glad I sent Certiport an E-mail about this. Hope they'll find out that I do understand the earlier mentioned section.
     
    Certifications: MOS: Word 2013 | MOS: Excel 2013 | MOS: PowerPoint 2013 | MOS: Word 2013 Expert | Microsoft Office Specialist Master | MTA: Windows OS Fundamentals | MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals | MTA: Network Fundamentals | MTA: Security Fundamentals
    WIP: CCENT | CCNA R&S | CCNA Security

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