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    Default Rate the test difficulty.

    There is another thread like this "upstairs" in the MCSE section, so lets do one here.

    Scale of 1-10, the higher the number the more difficult the exam

    71-680
    70-620
    70-621
    70-622
    70-640
    70-642
    70-643
    70-646
    70-647
    70-649
    (add yours in if they pertain, I cant remember all the designations for the upgrades)



    Mine are

    70-620 - 5
    70-622 - 7.5
    71-680 - 7
    70-640 - 7.5

    70-652 - 3
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    70-620 : 5
    70-623 : 6
    71-680 : 7
    A few certs here and there and everywhere...
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    70-649: 6.5
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    70-621: 6.5

    the 70-622 portion of the exam is the hardest.
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    bumpage.

    updated my post for 640.
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    270: 5
    290: 5
    291: 5
    293: 6
    294: 5
    298: 7
    299: 10
    620: 1
    622: 3
    649: 4
    647: 3
    236: 8

    A+: 1
    Net+: 1
    Svr+: 6
    Sec+: 5

    I figured 299 was my hardest exam, 620 and A+ and Net+ were my easiest.
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    70-649 - 5
    70-647 - 4
    70-620 - 1.5
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    620 = 2
    649 = 7
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    70-298 7
    70-299 7
    70-649 8

    70-290 4
    70-291 4
    70-293 9
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    #11
    Here's mine (in the order in which I passed):

    680 = 6.5
    642 = 6.5
    640 = 7
    643 = 7.75
    647 = 8
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    680 = 7
    642 = 6
    640 = 6
    646 = 9
    643 = 7
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    There are some other factors that should be taken into account.

    For example, some exams can seem incredibly hard or fairly easy depending on whether you've taken other exams. So, the order in which you take exams has a definite affect on perceived difficulty.

    Another issue is whether you mean actually passing the exam is easy or the questions themselves are easy to do. You could have simple rote trivia and just miss enough not to pass or you could have complex, convoluted scenarios that are to figure out.
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    70-620 4
    70- 640 6
    70-642 7
    70-643 9
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    I think it's subjective. Exams are always easy if you know subject well.
    For me:
    70-640 = 8
    70-642 = 6
    70-646 = 5
    70-680 = 8
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    70-680 = 5
    70-640 = 8
    70-642 = 5
    70-643 = 8
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    70-270 = 4
    70-290 = 5
    70-291 = 6
    70-293 = 7
    70-294 = 8
    70-298 = 10+ (Haven't passed yet, brutal)

    Security+ = 5.5
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    I'll weigh in so far:

    A+ (2001, the era of ISA, dipswitches and low res picture deciphering): 8
    Net+ (2001): 6
    CCNA (2001, 2004): 7
    83-640 (simulation version, 2010): 8
    70-642: 6
    70-643: 10
    70-680: 5
    70-647: Not yet taken, will update when complete
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    70-620 - 2
    70-270 - 5
    70-290 - 5
    70-291 - 7
    70-640 - 6.5
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    70-290 - 2
    70-291 - 3
    70-680 - 7
    70-642 - 5
    70-640 - 9
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    A+: 1
    Net+: 1
    Sec+: 2
    680: 6
    640: 6
    642: 5
    646: pending
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