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MCDST Exam question

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by lynamcool, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. lynamcool

    lynamcool Bit Poster

    just visited the prometric website to see information on the 271 exam length and it says 2hrs 45 mins :blink

    edit: just found the answer to the pass mark and the amount of questions , but how do they convert it to a pass mark of 700?

    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
  2. AndreK

    AndreK Bit Poster

    I would assume they add up the "weight" of the questions you got right, remove the questions which aren't marked and if the result is not less than 700 then you pass, or something along those lines.
  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

    There is no penalty for guessing. If you choose an incorrect answer, you simply do not earn credit for that item. No points are deducted for incorrect answers.

    If a question specifies that you must choose multiple correct answers, you must choose the exact number of correct answers specified in the question in order to earn the credit for that item.

    Some questions on the exam might not be included in the calculation of your score. To gather data to update and improve the quality of Microsoft Certification exams, we need to present new content to candidates without counting the results toward their score.

    All Microsoft exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. The actual cut score (the number of items you need to answer correctly) is determined by a group of subject-matter experts. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent, depending on the input provided by the subject-matter experts who helped us set the cut score. After you complete your exam, the points you earned are compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail. Prometric's software generates the scaled score and bars shown on your score report from scoring information provided by Microsoft.

    have a look at this http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-prep.aspx#tab3
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2009
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: Not a thing
  4. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    You might want to put quotes around Microsoft's text, John. Otherwise, it looks like it's coming from you. :)
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

    noted, will do so in future
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: Not a thing

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