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What's your pass to fail ratio (when it comes to Professional IT Exams)?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by wagnerk, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Like the title asks...

    What's your pass to fail ratio (when it comes to Professional IT Exams)?

    For me, taking a look at my exam history (from Vue, Prometric & Certiport):

    I've taken: 40
    I've failed: 10
    I'm waiting for results (due to beta's etc...): 2

    My ratio is: 3.8 to 1

    This will change of course when the beta results are in, added to that when I sit more exams (got one on the 11th of July)...

    So what's yours?

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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  3. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Taken 11 exams, passed 10, awaiting to here about the Server+ Beta which I did absolutely no revision for.

    So at the moment 100% but could be 91% if I have failed the Server+ Beta.
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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  6. Ence

    Ence Kilobyte Poster

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    MS so far 4 MCP , failed Server03 resat passed.
    Not counting graphic, DB exams
     
  7. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Taken 4 and passed 4
     
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  8. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Taken 11, failed one of them.
    Also took and failed 2 betas. Do they count? Failed them because most of them were nonsense - all answer options being the same, questions that didn't wrap on the screen so you couldn't read them all...

    :blink
     
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  9. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Taken 7 and failed 1.:oops:
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I've only done 3 MS exams up to now, passed 2 and failed 1! Devo'd isn't in it. Fingers crossed I can change that ratio with my two MCTS exams this week . . .
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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  12. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    taken 8 failed 1 (the 70-216) :ohmy
     
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  13. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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  14. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Umm... :D

    I've lost track of the betas. I don't really count some of them, because due to the nature of my job, I'm often asked to take betas without caring as to whether I pass or fail.

    The way I track it, I've taken somewhere around 68 and failed 3 where I went into the exam trying to pass.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  15. Evilwheato

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    Taken 4 passed four- seems to be common :)
     
  16. greenbrucelee
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    taken taken 5 passed 3 that included just failing the PDI+ beta and the 70-272.
     
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    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  17. nXPLOSi

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    Taken 4, passed 4 also.
     
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