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Unmarked questions

Discussion in 'A+' started by greenbrucelee, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    Whats the deal with questions that are not marked?

    When I was doing the A+ and you get the terms and conditions screen and all that jazz before you start the exam I noticed that it said "one or more questions may not be marked blah blah". Why is this? and is it the same on other exams?
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    IMHO I was lead to believe that some of the question in the exam are not covered in the syllabus and therefore do count towards your final mark. Some of the unmarked question are customer service questions.8)
     
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    probably test questions. they want to test the results of them, but since the are still beta, they arent going to mark you on them? no?
     
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    I've wondered that also - I pondered that they put questions that aren't in the syllabus to show if you've dumped or not? I remember a particular in my 272 exam recently, came home, and couldn't find a single mention of it anywhere - in the official syllabus, nor the 3 books I hold on the subject.
     
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  5. Tinus1959

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    I could think of attitude questions here. There might be questions in the test just to make you aware of certain situations.
     
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    I thought they were just BETA questions that might make it into the next revision of the exam
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    I did get questions which I didn't expect or study about and some stupid ethics questions.
     
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    Those are the ones I mean.
     
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    They are slypie.
     
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    I was under the impression that they may use them for future exams. I can't see how they would stop brain dumpers if they are not marked.

    They also make me feel better, if I haven't got a clue on a question I just think "This must be an unmarked one"
     
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    Yep, that's the reason for them. 8)
     
  12. derkit

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    That was more of a wild-card idea that I had - whilst they wouldn't stop dumpers, it *may* highlight those who have read the exampaper compared to those who had only read the course material.


    This obviously doesn't take into account anyone who is back-tracking their certs because they are system admins but simply with no certs.
     
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    I read somewhere (i forget now) that out of the 100 601 (thats one hundred, not 100601!) questions, 20 of them are 'beta'.

    Those are likely the ones you cannot mark. I don't like the fact you can't do this because how are we supposed to know they are unmarkable due to being beta questions?

    In my 601 exam I was able to mark everything I wanted to so didn't notice a problem, but had I have come across unmarkable questions I'd have likely asked the exam supervisor what was going on and could well have ended up jeopardizing my final exam score!

    Perhaps CompTIA may take notice and make them markable.
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Where did you get this info from? CompTIA simply isn't going to reveal that information.

    Plus... there aren't just 100 questions... there's a pool of questions.

    As far as unmarkable questions... they don't mean you can't mark them for review... they are unmarked, meaning, they are unscored - they do not count towards your final score.
     
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    I think it was on Proprofs, I read it last night somewhere off of a link from about.com. I know it's not just 100 questions, I meant the exam is 100 questions but a percentage of them is 'beta'.

    I'll try and find the link to where I read it.
     
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