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Passed 70-290 and other thoughts

Discussion in 'Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 Exams' started by Orangebud, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Orangebud

    Orangebud New Member

    Hi all,

    I passed 70-290 today with 960. Hope I'm allowed to post my score?
    Not bragging but the lady said it was a high score but I don't know what it is out of?
    Does anybody know?

    Had a really annoying question that in my opinion was badly worded and didn't present any choices which sataisfied all criteria. I suppose this is to be expected but I left a comment all the same. I do think they try a little to hard to disguise the base knowledge required to answer a question by creating a crazy question.

    I did 290 before 270 because my loser training company *kill*t*ain hadn't got their 270 notes ready earlier on this year. They were still pushing the Win2kPro notes as it was just about still in use. Anyone else using these cowboys? I've given up with them now and am using the MSPress.

    Good luck to anyone about to sit 290. I quite like the simulations and I thought the paper was not easy and not hard. Just about right!

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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    The general consensous is that MS exams are out of 1000 and that the pass is 700 minimum but MS don't publish this. Apparently some people have failed with more than 700 and scored over 1000 but there's no need to know really a pass is a pass.

    Well done
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Congrats on the pass :)

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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Well done and congratulations on the pass!

    Just an FYI for you on the Vista Exam 70-620, I achieved 1000, and all of the bars where completley filled up as Strong.

    So on that particular exam it was out of 1000, as for the 70-290, I cannot confirm.

    Anyway, a pass is a pass and thats what matters, you are now an MCP :D
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

    Grats. :)

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  6. Darkfunnyguy

    Darkfunnyguy Byte Poster

    Before you start the exam Microsoft they tell you the mark you to pass.
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

    Congrats :) Nice score too.
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  8. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

    Well done on the score there. 3 more points than I got.
    Whereabouts in Bristol are you from then. Not often I see another local on this forum:biggrin

    What kind of training format do *kill*t*ain use.

    I must say though I do find it a litle odd that they , an established training provider, wouldnt have their training notes ready on an exam thats been around for so long

    Are you employed in IT yet?
    Well done and welcome
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  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Not exactly. All MS passing scores are 700. Not all MS maximum scores are confirmed to be 1000, though some are. And nobody knows what the minimum is, or whether partial credit is given, or how many questions are unscored... so of what good is knowing the passing score is 700, if it doesn't equate to some percentage?
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  10. xuix

    xuix New Member

    congratulations on passing and getting the MCP ...

    am having the 70-290 exam next week (which is my 1st exam), i heard that there is a bunch of questions on the Terminal Services and IIS, any tips can be helpful? ...
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