70-647 (Windows 2008 Enterprise Admin) only 100 minutes for the test? RRS feed

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  • I just took 70-647, and was surprised I only got 100 minutes for the 40 questions.

    Is that correct?

    That boils down to just 2.5 minutes per question. Personally it takes me at least that long to read the question & possible answers.

    So I started running out of time by question 25, and really just had to guess the last 15.

    The last test I took, 70-640; had roughly the same time per question (75 questions, 195 minutes), but that test is a lot easier. So when I took that 1, I was able to read and answer all questions taking my time, and then go back to review the ones I marked for review.

    But in my opinion for 647 to just have 100 minutes makes no sense. Is it correct that 100 minutes is the limit?

    Monday, October 11, 2010 2:09 PM


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  • I did mine a few months ago...

    Can't recall what was the exact time limit but I think it was more than 100 minutes

    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:22 PM
    Monday, October 11, 2010 11:26 PM
  • Depends on your language.. if you have English as a second language you get an extra 30 mins

    But 100 mins is about right for 40 questions...

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    • Marked as answer by Rubel Khan Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:22 PM
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:15 AM
  • Hi Niall,

    I'm a Dutch national, and I took the test in the Netherlands. The test itself was in English (there are no MS tests in Dutch). English is a second lanuage to me.

    I only got 100 minutes, not 130.

    Judging by what you say I was 'cheated' out of almost a third of my time - a quite substantial amount!

    I'm pretty sure that with these 30 minutes extra I would have been able to pass my exam.

    Like I wrote: I started running out of time and had to basicly guess my last 15 questions. I scored 653, and needed 700 to pass.

    I think it's a pretty reasonable assumption that having 30 minutes more would have given me the time to score at least 2 more questions correctly, which would have been enough for 700 points.

    So, how can I go about to get this corrected?

    Can I get my test result adjusted by the % of time I didn't get? I.e. I didn't get 30% of my time, so now my test result gets increased by 30%? Or just up it to 700; that's fine with me too; that's a change of <10%, which I'm sure I would have gotten myself with more time.

    Or perhaps getting a free, new voucher?

    I personally would care more to get my score adjusted so I pass the exam.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:49 PM