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Passing marks & retake policy

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  1. adeelmpk

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    Hi there

    I am planning to take 70-270 exam soon, i still haven't booked the test. Can anyone please advise if there are any passing marks/percentage for the MS exams ?

    Secondly what is the retake policy if unfortunately you fail in first attempt ?

    Third, I've heard about prometric vouchers, is it a good way to save some money on exam or there are any hidden drawbacks using vouchers ? And which is the best website to buy vouchers from for UK ?

    Many thanks for reading and answering my questions.
     
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  2. Sparky
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    You need to get over 700 point to pass the exam.

    If you register here you can get a resit for free if you need it. 8)

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/offers/secondshot/default.mspx
     
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  3. adeelmpk

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    Thanks for the 2nd free shot voucher link, how about using a voucher can I still qualify to use the 2nd shot voucher ? Also 700 marks out of what ? thanks for your time.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Not sure mate, I’ve only ever used the second shot vouchers. The exam costs £88 so it’s not too bad in comparison to the CompTIA ones.

    The exam is scored *approximately* out of 1000 points.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Microsoft don't actually publish what the exams are out of but its approximately 1000 points.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    You should be able to use both vouchers, they fall into 2 separate categories:
    1. Exam voucher - this is what you pay your exam for.
    2. Promo Voucher - this is for stuff like free 2nd shot.

    If you can't see where to put the promo code in, ring up Prometric before you book the exam.

    -ken
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Okay, great...

    ...so what's the minimum? 8)

    Don't rely on the thinking that 700 is approximately equal to 70%... because it might be, and it might not be. Simply study the concepts until you understand them completely, and if you truly understand them completely, then you'll likely pass.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Yes, I agree it isnt exactly 70% for a pass.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcpexams/faq/procedures.mspx

     
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