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    #26
    Quote Originally Posted by FritzG View Post
    Update: Sat for 70-688 yesterday (October 16th) on the free retake offered until the end of the year and failed it by 22 points (got a 678 out of 700 needed to pass). That hurt so much more than failing miserably like I did the first time. lol

    I went back to the site to check on the exam retirement date (as having gotten so close made me rethink ditching it completely) and not sure if I am seeing things but it looks like the retirement date has been moved out to July 2016 instead of the November date I saw earlier? I sent them an email to verify this info. I have become OCD about having an MSCA instead of just MCP/Specialist. I guess I just hate to have wasted the effort studying for this exam without a proper return on investment.

    There is NO logic to this ideology but if it has moved out to July, I will try again before then. If not, I'll be moving on to other certifications instead and settle for the MCP I already have when I passed 70-687.
    Gutted for you pal, but you are very close, I would resit straight away while its still fresh in your mind.

    Your not wrong FritzG about the retirement reschedule, says my end that the retirement date is now 31st July 2016!!!

    ManC
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    Quote Originally Posted by manc View Post
    Gutted for you pal, but you are very close, I would resit straight away while its still fresh in your mind.

    Your not wrong FritzG about the retirement reschedule, says my end that the retirement date is now 31st July 2016!!!

    ManC
    Thanks Manc, I appreciate the empathy.

    That's interesting. I guess they saw a huge influx of people trying to get certified at the last minute and decided to extend the window (so they can cash in some more on that cert before retirement).

    I have a 14 day waiting period from this last test date to be able to take it again but I am going to spend a little more time studying now that I know the timeline is not so condensed. Probably schedule for the end of November to ensure I have time to schedule the free re-take before the end of the year should I need it (again).

    Tbh, I did no significant studying before this re-take because I had a 30 day window in which to schedule the re-take. Things came up (like getting sick and spending a lot of my time trying to set up Azure, Intune and Office365 trial subscriptions to study from) that prevented me from being able to put in any good work.

    I think the reason I scored better was because there were less Intune/SCCM questions on this version of the exam. That is where I lost the passing grade in both exams (according to the score reports). If the next version I take has more questions in this area, I will likely do poorly again without improving that knowledge. One more (paid) shot is all I am wiling to take on it. It will be worth giving up the money for a few pints and steak dinners if I can manage to pass it before year's end.

    I'll update this thread as things happen.

    Cheers!
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