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MS vs Testking - latest news

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, May 10, 2007.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi, all,

    Just wanted to share this with all of you:

    "Microsoft has reached a settlement with Testking, the world’s largest braindump distributor, to immediately cease illegal use of Microsoft Certification exam content. ....Braindump companies provide a “shortcut” to IT certifications by helping people with limited product knowledge and expertise pass IT exams. Ultimately, this devalues the achievements of the many individuals who legitimately passed exams thanks to in-depth study and hands-on technology experience. ....Under the terms of this settlement, Testking has agreed to immediately cease marketing, selling, distributing, publishing, reproducing, disseminating, offering or otherwise knowingly transferring in any way any actual Microsoft Certification Exams content. " - trika (MS)

    This spells good news for us that work hard for the certs & qual's.

    -Ken
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hurray!

    :rocks :cheers :clap :thumbleft :respct

    Nice One MS!
     
  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good news! :biggrin :biggrin
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    This also now means that Testking is now a legit company and as soon as their new products gets release, it'll be as legit as Transcender & Learnkey.

    -ken
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Fair point, but surely they wont have a product to sell right now and it will take some time to produce some legit training material?
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    thats soooo good! almost had an orga$m!
     
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    They could always do what they "used to do", braindump Transcender/measure-up for the test sims and "borrow" things from Learnkey, CBTNuggets & Testout.:twisted:

    Or they could do it properly and buy out training video's from the other CBT providers. :D

    It's going to sound weird for the first few months, testking legit :blink

    -Ken
     
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  8. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Sousposely, they are already putting out legit content. I'm not sure of this though, and to be honest, people with that kind of ethics, still would not get my money even if they were 10 times better then TS and half the price. I think they should have been put out of bussiness never allowed to open anything that has to do with an IT certs bussiness of any kind ever again. 8)
     
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  9. Sparky
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    I still wont buy anything from them though :biggrin
     
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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I'm with sparky on that one, can't trust them.8)
     
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    I'm guessing their compTIA stuff is not gonna be braindump free ?
     
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  12. onoski

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    This is all good is saying they are legit or they are not. The honest truth is that MeasureUP and Transcenders are no different as the questions are wordy differently but in the same scenario.

    Yes I have sat an MS exam where I knew for a fact that one of the questions were almost word for word which I did on a test prep using MeasureUP the night before.

    Lets be fair and call a spade a spade. Please, before you rant and hoof am not agreeing with cheating just making a valid point that has not been mentioned above. Nuff said:biggrin
     
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    Hmmm, i worry about you mate!:hhhmmm
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Having one question in the MeasureUp test is not the same as braindump from TK where the material is based on content from the actual exam. :rolleyes:
     
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  15. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    So if TestKing are going legit who will be overseeing their material to check that is is not BD's?

    What goverening body will do this?

    Also there's the name TestKing it has a reputation for BD's. how will they shake off that bad rep? Will they have to change their name before people start trusting them again?8)
     
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  16. Sparky
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    I don’t think trust comes into this. People bought from TK previously either because they just wanted some test questions or because they knew they were actual exam questions and therefore wanted to cheat

    I’m curious to how MS is actually going to enforce this, are they going to examine all the test questions that are produced by TK in the future?

    If (big if) I pass the 70-293 I am tempted to buy the TK material after to check if any of the questions are in it. Does anyone want to be give me some cash for this experiment? :biggrin
     
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  17. Bluerinse
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    I will 'never' trust them :dry
     
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    Email Bill Gates matey :D :p
     
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  19. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Maybe we should do a poll on this and ask the members here:-

    Would you trust Testking if they became legit?

    Point to focus on is that, it's only MS courses that are becoming legit. So what about Comptia?
     
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  20. Sparky
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    Im sure he could spare a few quid! :biggrin
     
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