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    Default Failed 70-680 today

    I got 633. I thought I did a lot better than I accutally did. Going to try again end of January. Oh well at least I get 3 free tries with WGU.
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    Close!! You'll get it next time. Any details about the exam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by themagicone View Post
    I got 633. .
    What was the pass rate score?
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    700 is a passing score.....so 4-6 questions from passing
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    Keep it up, you'll do better on the 2nd shoot. Just harder.

    Good luck.
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    Did it cover any specific objectives more than others??
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    Good luck next time and don't feel bad. It's a tough test.
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    70-680 is not an easy exam. Thankfully, the score report details areas that need work. You'll get it next time.
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    I got two areas 100%, lowest area was mobile computing. I skipped like 8 questions that I went over a few times. The questions seemed easy but I guess I didn't get some right. Going on vacation next week so not going to be doing much study till I get back. I was hoping to retry Saturday but I can't get my voucher that quick.
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    Default did you get question about IMAGE X ?

    what study material are you using ?
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    Default any question from the test ?

    any question on the test you remember ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by franco67 View Post
    any question on the test you remember ?

    He can't answer that...that would be violating the NDA.
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    Sorry to hear you didn't pass, it's a tough exam. Looks like you are only a few questions away. Have you checked into Darril Gibson's book for the 685/686? I wished I had read that when studying for the 680, it cleared up some topics for me.
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    Good luck for next time, at least now you know what areas to concentrate on

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    My biggest gripe with the test, and Microsoft in general, is their scoring method. So passing is 700 out of 1000 or 70%. BUT if you look at passing scores it's around 85% when you go by the %'s you get at the end. So 85% is 70% which is only passing... I understand some questions have more points than others but it gets confusing. I'll pass it next time, just need to study more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themagicone View Post
    My biggest gripe with the test, and Microsoft in general, is their scoring method. So passing is 700 out of 1000 or 70%. BUT if you look at passing scores it's around 85% when you go by the %'s you get at the end. So 85% is 70% which is only passing... I understand some questions have more points than others but it gets confusing. I'll pass it next time, just need to study more.
    Not quite. As far as I know, Microsoft hasn't disclosed a maximum amount of points for this exam (or any?). But I haven't seen anyone post over 900 points on this board, although I could be wrong.

    The thing you have to remember is that the scoring is based on a percentage for each domain. For example, Configuring Hardware and Configuring Networks are each worth 14% of the grade. Let's say you received 10 questions for Hardware and 4 questions for Networks. If you miss two questions on Hardware, then it's not so bad and you'll probably score near the "Strong" level on the report. But if you miss two questions on Networks, then you'll be near the middle and only have 50% of the points for the 14% domain. That's my theory. Apologies if that doesn't make any sense.

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    Default retake

    hi, sorry about your test adventures. are you planing to retake the test.

    do you know how to retake the test ?
    i register tru promotric ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by themagicone View Post
    My biggest gripe with the test, and Microsoft in general, is their scoring method. So passing is 700 out of 1000 or 70%. BUT if you look at passing scores it's around 85% when you go by the %'s you get at the end. So 85% is 70% which is only passing... I understand some questions have more points than others but it gets confusing. I'll pass it next time, just need to study more.
    Hey, I'm sorry to hear you didn't pass the test. I am studying for this exam at the moment and plan to take it on the 11th if i can get a voucher short notice. I saw somebody asked but I am also curious. Which study material did you use. I mainly ask because I just bought the new MCTS: 70-680 book by Don Poulton Amazon.com: MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring (9780789747075): Don Poulton: Books and will add it to my studies. Have you heard of or used this book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSuperRuski View Post
    Hey, I'm sorry to hear you didn't pass the test. I am studying for this exam at the moment and plan to take it on the 11th if i can get a voucher short notice. I saw somebody asked but I am also curious. Which study material did you use. I mainly ask because I just bought the new MCTS: 70-680 book by Don Poulton Amazon.com: MCTS 70-680 Cert Guide: Microsoft Windows 7, Configuring (9780789747075): Don Poulton: Books and will add it to my studies. Have you heard of or used this book?
    I just bought that book for the Kindle, will be using it along side the Official 70-680 book from MS. I read through the first chapter, just an intro to Win 7, but it was a very easy read.
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    I'm not looking forward to this test... I as well have to indulge my senses into this 70-680 madness for my degree at WGU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokeh View Post
    I just bought that book for the Kindle, will be using it along side the Official 70-680 book from MS. I read through the first chapter, just an intro to Win 7, but it was a very easy read.
    I really liked the intro. I usually don't read that chapter but something made me for this book. Probably because, as you said, it was an easy read. When do you think you will sit for the test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IRONMONKUS View Post
    I'm not looking forward to this test... I as well have to indulge my senses into this 70-680 madness for my degree at WGU.
    you say it as if it is a cert on the levels such as IT Foundations I. which many deem useless
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    I took the test yesterday and failed as well. I was using Transcender as my only study material and thought I had a good grasp on the material but didn't come close to passing, a 516.

    I'll have to get a book and do some lab work in order to pass. I have a free re-take in which I'll be using at the end of January or early February.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSuperRuski View Post
    I really liked the intro. I usually don't read that chapter but something made me for this book. Probably because, as you said, it was an easy read. When do you think you will sit for the test?

    Comrade, since you also read DG's Security+ book, how does this book compare to that one?

    I'd imagine that you can't really answer that fully until you sit for the 680, but in terms of enough depth on-top of easiness-to-read to go through it and pass the 680 on the first try...that's really what I'm looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSuperRuski View Post
    I really liked the intro. I usually don't read that chapter but something made me for this book. Probably because, as you said, it was an easy read. When do you think you will sit for the test?
    Earliest I am looking is end of Feb, but guessing more towards mid March. Have one local person I start studying with this weekend, and have N2IT for online study partner as well.
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