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Practice exam questions

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by greenbrucelee, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    How are practice exams weighted are they weighted the same as the real things or is that up to the people who have written the exams?

    I ask this because I have just done two practice exams with very similar questions, I passed one and failed the other by about 100 points.

    I havent studied since before Christmas as I didn't want to burn myself out as I knew it would be a while before I could take the exams. So I decided to start again, have I done the right thing or have I screwed it up?
     
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    Everyone learns a different way, but taking time out is often a good thing to do.
    Practice exams are exactly what the say, just practice and the more you do the more you will get right.
    You seem the kind of person that is very switched on about taking A+ so just take it easy.
    Do the practice exams, read up, write notes & take time to chill out & not burn out.

    And of course if you need help or advice, well your in the right place here!!
     
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    Cheers I just thought maybe I'd burnt out or not studied enough by taking a long break.
     
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    Probably best to go over the book(s) again just to pick up on the areas that you have forgotten since you were last in ‘study mode’.

    Take the practise tests nearer the time of the actual test and brush up on any areas that may need improvement. 8)
     
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    I will do, I brought the AIO guide to work with me and will be finished (hopefully) in hour and half so I am gonna start reading up again.
     
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    Cool, did you get an exam date sorted out btw?
     
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    Havent booked yet, but I found out that taitec only do exams for their students now so I'll have to go to the Sunderland one I am going to restudy and as soon as I can get a holiday from work thats when I'll book the exams for.

    I havent been able to take a day off work (apart from weekends) since August and its starting to piss me off although they are paying me 23% extra :)
     
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    You need a day off now and again mate. :biggrin
     
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    There's no way that practice exams can be weighted the same as the real exams... because the vendors of those real exams don't reveal how their questions are weighed (if they're weighted at all).

    Isn't it more likely that the exams from one vendor are harder than those from the other? Or perhaps you simply got more questions on one exam that cover topics for which you are unfamiliar than you did on the other exam.
     
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    I'll be at MTC on the 27th March mate! :biggrin
     
  11. greenbrucelee
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    ahh right so its a case of study, study and more study until you can pass all practice exams.

    Well who knows might see you there :D
     
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    No need to go overboard with studying and taking exams... but generally, yes; the safer, the better. :thumbleft
     
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    problem is I have the hardware side of things nailed, its the OS side of things that I am not totally confident with.
     
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