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  • Question

  • I recently passed the 70-532 exam with a score of 820.  How many questions does that mean I got wrong ?

     

    Friday, January 7, 2011 3:01 PM

Answers

  • Congratulation!

    As far as I know there is no official information available on this. Also there is no information, how points are given to questions.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Friday, January 7, 2011 7:40 PM
    Answerer
  • Konrad is correct, see here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-prep.aspx#tab3

    A.

    Here is some general information about exam scoring:

    • There is no penalty for guessing. If you choose an incorrect answer, you simply do not earn a point for that item. No points are deducted for incorrect answers.

    • If a question specifies that you must choose multiple correct answers, you must choose the exact number of correct answers specified in the question in order to earn a point for that item.

    • Some questions on the exam may not be included in the calculation of your score. To gather data to update and improve the quality of each exam, we need to present new content to candidates without counting the results toward their score.

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) exams

    All MCTS and MCITP exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. The actual cut score (the number of items you need to answer correctly) is determined by a group of subject-matter experts. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent, depending on the input provided by the subject-matter experts who helped us set the cut score. After you complete your exam, the number of items that you got correct is compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail. The exam delivery provider's software generates the scaled score and bars shown on your score report based on scoring information provided by Microsoft.

    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 MCTS and MCITP exams. After you complete your exam, the points you earned are compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail.

    Microsoft Dynamics exams

    Microsoft Dynamics exam scores are not scaled. The percentage of items that candidates must answer correctly 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 who use a process similar to that used to set the cut score for Technology Specialist and IT Professional exams. After you complete your exam, the points you earned are compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail.


    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 8:17 AM

All replies

  • Congratulation!

    As far as I know there is no official information available on this. Also there is no information, how points are given to questions.

    With kind regards,

    Konrad

    Friday, January 7, 2011 7:40 PM
    Answerer
  • Konrad is correct, see here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/exam-prep.aspx#tab3

    A.

    Here is some general information about exam scoring:

    • There is no penalty for guessing. If you choose an incorrect answer, you simply do not earn a point for that item. No points are deducted for incorrect answers.

    • If a question specifies that you must choose multiple correct answers, you must choose the exact number of correct answers specified in the question in order to earn a point for that item.

    • Some questions on the exam may not be included in the calculation of your score. To gather data to update and improve the quality of each exam, we need to present new content to candidates without counting the results toward their score.

    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) exams

    All MCTS and MCITP exams are scaled such that the passing score is 700. The actual cut score (the number of items you need to answer correctly) is determined by a group of subject-matter experts. A common misperception is that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam; however, the actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent, depending on the input provided by the subject-matter experts who helped us set the cut score. After you complete your exam, the number of items that you got correct is compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail. The exam delivery provider's software generates the scaled score and bars shown on your score report based on scoring information provided by Microsoft.

    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 MCTS and MCITP exams. After you complete your exam, the points you earned are compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail.

    Microsoft Dynamics exams

    Microsoft Dynamics exam scores are not scaled. The percentage of items that candidates must answer correctly 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 who use a process similar to that used to set the cut score for Technology Specialist and IT Professional exams. After you complete your exam, the points you earned are compared with the cut score to determine whether the result is pass or fail.


    -Ken | http://ken.wagnerfamily.co.uk
    Sunday, January 9, 2011 8:17 AM