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  • Question

  • Hello,

    I have passed today MS sharepoint Administrator but i fail with score of 662 i want to know when i can retake the second shot and if possible de to get it for free .. i hear about free second shot Microsoft program ,

    thank


    Boukari Sabri

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:23 PM

Answers

  • [...] exam show it pending status on prometric [...]

    That's a BAD thing. It means that Prometric has not received the results from the center where you took the exam. So they don't know wether you passed or not. That's the reason why you can't sign up for the exam again, because you are not allowed to retake an exam that you already passed. Since they don't know if you passed, you are temporarily blocked from retaking the exam.

    If the "pending" situation remains for more than one or two days after taking the exam, you should phone Prometric and explain your case so that they can fix it for you.

    • Marked as answer by sabri_icone Monday, September 23, 2013 3:30 PM
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:04 PM
  • Hi,

    As for the minimum score to pass,- Please refer to the following segment of information from the URL.

    Q.What score do I need to pass an exam?
    A.

    MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD exams: All MCSA, MCSE, and MSCD exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. Any score of 700 or greater is a "pass." Any score below 700 is a "fail." The actual number of items you need to answer correctly in order to pass is determined by a group of subject-matter experts in conjunction with Microsoft’s psychometrician. The passing score is based on the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate competence in the skill domain and the difficulty of the questions that are delivered to a candidate.

    Microsoft Office exams: All Microsoft Office exam scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 1,000. The passing score varies from exam to exam and is provided on the score report. The actual cut score percentage is determined by a group of subject-matter experts using a process similar to that used to set the cut score for the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD exams.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exam-policies.aspx#scoring_and_results

    It will take a while for Prometric to update their site. So please be patient. It will take up to 14 days. So meanwhile, you may want to just wait for the status to be updated on Prometric website. 


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    • Marked as answer by sabri_icone Monday, September 23, 2013 3:02 PM
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:13 PM

All replies

  • the below link should help with all your questions about second shot.  Please post back if you have additional questions.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/second-shot.aspx


    Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 6:22 PM
  • Hi,

    i found this:

    Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.
    When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.

    So, that mean i can reschedule exam on saturday, but, i can't use same voucher for second shot  , so why there's a second shot program for free .. i didn't understand how this work, or for the microsoft second shot for free, there's another way to take voucher?

    Thanks

    • Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.

    • When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.

    • Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.

    • When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.

    • Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.

    • When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.

    • Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.

    • When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.

    • Individuals must wait at least one day after failing an exam before registering for their exam retake.

    • When registering for the retake exam, individuals must provide their Second Shot voucher numbers.


    Boukari Sabri

    Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:44 PM
  • Hi,

    Take a look at this,-

    Q.How do I find my voucher number?
    A.

    After you register on the Microsoft site for the Second Shot offer, you receive a confirmation email containing your voucher number.

    So, when you first took the Exam, did you register for the Second Shot? When did you first register and pay for your first exam? 

    Cheers.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    Friday, September 20, 2013 1:52 AM
  • I have passed today MS sharepoint Administrator but i fail with score of 662 i want to [...] if possible de to get it for free .. i hear about free second shot Microsoft program

    In order to use the free second shot you have to register for it BEFORE you take the "first shot". If you have already taken your exam and failed, and you didn't register for the second shot before taking the exam, then you don't have a voucher that you can use for the second shot.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 6:15 AM
  • Hello,

    Good, and yes, i didn't register for the second shot .. but, i'm not able to register for the second shot ! 24 hours passed now and always have this message :

    The selected exam has already been taken. Microsoft candidates are only permitted to take a passed exam once.

    Regards,


    Boukari Sabri

    Friday, September 20, 2013 1:03 PM
  • By that message you passed and did not fail so there is no need to retake it.  On your next exam ensure you use the second shot voucher code during your registration for the test.

    Be kind and Mark as Answer if I helped.

    Friday, September 20, 2013 1:35 PM
  • Hello,

    by score i got i didn't pass and exam show it pending status on prometric. Is there any way to correct that? or to get update.

    Thanks,


    Boukari Sabri

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:41 PM
  • But he only got a score of 662, that didn't mean the 700 minimum... 

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:51 PM
  • Hi,

    If you didn't register for 2nd shot before you register for the one you took. Then you wouldn't be entitled to the 2nd shot now. 

    To double confirm, you may want to contact Prometric. 

    Cheers.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 2:52 PM
  • Hello "miltongoh,

    Is this special for windows "register for 2nd shot before registring for 1st shot ! i never hear or do that with any exam provider before ? Are you sure about this information, i also never hear one of my colleague doing that with MS,please confirm, and about score how i can see it online ? From prometric or there's a dedicated MS plateform.

    Thanks


    Boukari Sabri

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:09 PM
  • Hi,

    As for the minimum score to pass,- Please refer to the following segment of information from the URL.

    Q.What score do I need to pass an exam?
    A.

    MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD exams: All MCSA, MCSE, and MSCD exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. Any score of 700 or greater is a "pass." Any score below 700 is a "fail." The actual number of items you need to answer correctly in order to pass is determined by a group of subject-matter experts in conjunction with Microsoft’s psychometrician. The passing score is based on the knowledge and skills needed to demonstrate competence in the skill domain and the difficulty of the questions that are delivered to a candidate.

    Microsoft Office exams: All Microsoft Office exam scores are reported on a scale of 1 to 1,000. The passing score varies from exam to exam and is provided on the score report. The actual cut score percentage is determined by a group of subject-matter experts using a process similar to that used to set the cut score for the MCSA, MCSE, and MCSD exams.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/certification-exam-policies.aspx#scoring_and_results

    It will take a while for Prometric to update their site. So please be patient. It will take up to 14 days. So meanwhile, you may want to just wait for the status to be updated on Prometric website. 


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    • Marked as answer by sabri_icone Monday, September 23, 2013 3:02 PM
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:13 PM
  • Hi,

    To add on,-

    Please refer to the following URL for the Second Shot details.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/second-shot.aspx

    Here’s how the process works:

    1. Register for your Second Shot voucher.

      Experienced technology professional? Request your Second Shot voucher for individual technical exams

      New to technology? Request your Second Shot voucher for Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exams

    2. Schedule and pay for your exam at Prometric using your voucher code.

    3. Take your exam.

    4. If you don’t pass the exam, use your voucher to register for the same exam again at no charge.

    The URL to request for the Second Shot is here - http://bsf01.com/Microsoft_Vouchers/SecondShot.aspx

    Cheers.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Milton Goh

    Saturday, September 21, 2013 3:15 PM
  • [...] exam show it pending status on prometric [...]

    That's a BAD thing. It means that Prometric has not received the results from the center where you took the exam. So they don't know wether you passed or not. That's the reason why you can't sign up for the exam again, because you are not allowed to retake an exam that you already passed. Since they don't know if you passed, you are temporarily blocked from retaking the exam.

    If the "pending" situation remains for more than one or two days after taking the exam, you should phone Prometric and explain your case so that they can fix it for you.

    • Marked as answer by sabri_icone Monday, September 23, 2013 3:30 PM
    Saturday, September 21, 2013 8:04 PM