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    Default Change in 70-284 exam format

    I hear news from my friend about change in 70-284 exam format.

    Please focus on it and add your opinion.

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    I took it last Wednesday. All multiple choice.
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    So 5 years after Exchange 2003 comes out they plan on changing the exam format for this exam only and not any of the other exams? Highly doubtful.
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    Agreed.

    Although, I'd certainly applaud them making any change that actually makes that exam challenging. Besides the Windows 2000 Security Design exam, that was the easiest exam I've ever taken. Ridiculously easy.
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    Thanks for repaly.

    Please give me the link about this change in exam format.
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    I believe what they're saying is that there isn't a change in the exam format, until you see an announcement from Microsoft to the contrary.
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    Default Total 50 questions

    Now they change from 50 question.
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    A. I have no idea what you're saying.
    B. Whatever you're trying to say is the format change, prove it changed, don't just state it changed. Otherwise, as far as I'm concerned, it's random speculation.
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    I failed the first time with a 562 score. Passed today with a 864. No simulations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mmartin_47
    I failed the first time with a 562 score. Passed today with a 864. No simulations.
    Congrats on passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeroPsycho
    A. I have no idea what you're saying.
    B. Whatever you're trying to say is the format change, prove it changed, don't just state it changed. Otherwise, as far as I'm concerned, it's random speculation.
    There is no real "format change" as such. Just an increase in questions from 32 to 50.

    In the 295 I had a total of 11 case study scenarios. All ranging from 4-6 questions each for a total of 42 questions in all. Not sure if this is a change as well.

    I can confirm this from taking them both last week.
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    I can confirm they have changed it! I spent months studying the transcenders, Tony Redmond book etc and failed yesterday with 662

    I was expecting 30 q's in 2 hrs and got 50 q's (which i'd never seen before) in 3 and half ours.

    surprised I scored as highly as i did....
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    I tried to register for it, to re-confirm and it told me 2 and a quarter hours. At 3 and a half hours this would make it one of the longest Microsoft tests.
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    well, thats exactly what i thought - it was only when i went in there and saw the test length and number of questions that i realised prometric have it wrong...UH OH i thought
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    i really need to pass it 2nd time - can anyone recommend anything? the transcenders are out of date (i have written to them about this).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hetty
    I tried to register for it, to re-confirm and it told me 2 and a quarter hours. At 3 and a half hours this would make it one of the longest Microsoft tests.
    290 gave me 3.5 hours...I was actually surprised.
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    I think Id have to pack a lunch for that lenght!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hetty
    I think Id have to pack a lunch for that lenght!
    I only used 2.5 of them, but yea it threw me for a loop. I guess its better to have more time than less. Fortunately, I had lunch BEFORE the exam
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    Took it today, 50 questions, just over 3 hours given. I took about 1.5 because I was being very careful.....also, I couldn't concentrate....I kept reading over and over w/o really knowing what I was reading...know what I mean?

    Anyway, scored a 908. Several of you guys seem to be able to extrapolate how many non-scored questions that means I had and how many I missed. Care of offer some input on that?
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    Feel free to start your own thread. I'm not sure why you wanted your pass buried at the bottom of this wacky thread

    Congratulations all the same though! No one's going to be able to give you an exact number. You got around 90% of the scored questions, so be happy with that!

    I can't imagine them including more than 2 or 3 non-scored questions though. The results would be skewed if they include too many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamik
    Feel free to start your own thread. I'm not sure why you wanted your pass buried at the bottom of this wacky thread

    Congratulations all the same though! No one's going to be able to give you an exact number. You got around 90% of the scored questions, so be happy with that!

    I can't imagine them including more than 2 or 3 non-scored questions though. The results would be skewed if they include too many.

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    Actually, I found the thread via Google. Didn't really feel the need to shout-out my pass too loudly. Besides, I started a job @ MS as an Exchange Support Engineer about a month ago. If I didn't do well I'd deserve a butt kicking!

    Thanks for the input....I kinda guessed it wasn't an exact science but noticed a few ppl that seemed really confident in their math.

    Now off to research 70-285!
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