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      11-24-2006
I have a question.
I took an exam for MCAD upgrade to MCPD Windows Developer (exam 70-552), and
failed.

But, I saw the score report, and found a question.

In the section of 70-536 and 70-526, I took a higher score (I think 95% for
70-536 and 85-90% for 70-526), and 70-548 take lower score (but more than
60%), but the final score report displayed only 589...

Can anyone explain how upgrade exam to calculate the final score and
sectional score?

Thanks.

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      11-24-2006
"Jeff Chu (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote
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> In the section of 70-536 and 70-526, I took a higher score (I think 95%
> for
> 70-536 and 85-90% for 70-526), and 70-548 take lower score (but more than
> 60%), but the final score report displayed only 589...
>
> Can anyone explain how upgrade exam to calculate the final score and
> sectional score?


Those really confused me as well. In looking at the score reports, there
were sections that I did very well on. There were also a section or two that
I didn't do as well on. (this applies to both the 553 & 554 exams).

I tried for a bit to figure out how they calculated the final "score" for
the exam, and never got there.

For example, in looking at the charts, I would see:

section 1: 95%
section 2: 95%
section 3: 70%

Final Score: 720

(I don't remember the exact numbers, but that's a rough approximation).

I would really have like to know how this wasy determined...

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      11-25-2006
Thanks for your reply.

I think the Professional series exam is focused on Design and Develop
Solution, coding skills is not important point for this certification.
(That's MCTS focus)

I tried exam 70-554, and scored 820 for following section scores:

Exam 70-529: 80%
Exam 70-549: 85%

so... I think the sectioal scoring may use:

Coding exams: 30-40% (including 70-551, 70-552 and 70-554)
Design exam: 60-70% (including 70-551, 70-552 and 70-554)

But, 70-553 may not apply to this rule:

Foundation: 30%
Windows Application Development: 35%
Web Application Development: 35%

(All contents is based on my think )

A big problem is no any official training materials (MOC, Training Kits) to
prepare professional series exam, most training source comes from my
experiences....
 
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      11-25-2006
If I am allowed to guess (though not qualified) I would say that they use
the lowest score of the exams they are meant to cover?
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"Jeff Chu (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Thanks for your reply.
>
> I think the Professional series exam is focused on Design and Develop
> Solution, coding skills is not important point for this certification.
> (That's MCTS focus)
>
> I tried exam 70-554, and scored 820 for following section scores:
>
> Exam 70-529: 80%
> Exam 70-549: 85%
>
> so... I think the sectioal scoring may use:
>
> Coding exams: 30-40% (including 70-551, 70-552 and 70-554)
> Design exam: 60-70% (including 70-551, 70-552 and 70-554)
>
> But, 70-553 may not apply to this rule:
>
> Foundation: 30%
> Windows Application Development: 35%
> Web Application Development: 35%
>
> (All contents is based on my think )
>
> A big problem is no any official training materials (MOC, Training Kits)
> to
> prepare professional series exam, most training source comes from my
> experiences....


 
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      12-16-2006
I have had the same problem. I've now failed the MCPD Web upgrade exam
(70-551) twice, despite scoring what looks like 90% in 2 sections of
the exam and in the region of 70% in the 3rd section. I achieved scores
of 570 and 648. I would like to take it again but its hard to know
where to study more as it does not tell me where I need to improve! I'm
contemplating taking the 3 exams separately now. Does anyone know if
Upgrade exams are marked differently to other exams. I've always worked
on Microsoft scores being out of 1000, is it possible that Upgrade
exams are out of, for example, 800? This is the only way I can imagine
that my cumulative scores only come to 648 despite scoring an average
of 80+%. Either that or they do take the minimum score of the 3 exams.
Can I ask if anyone has scored 1000 points in this exam?

Very frustrating.

 
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      12-16-2006
I already passed Exam 70-552 scored 900 today (4th try)...

Each Section Result:

70-526: 90% -- By Visual Studio 2005 Docs for Win Development and
experiences
70-536: 100% -- By Self-Paced Training Kit and experiences
70-548: 100% -- NO OFFICIAL MATERIALS

So... I think the sectional result might be calculated by:

70-536: 30-33%
70-526: 30-33%
70-548: 33-40%

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Marcos Mellibovsky
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      12-24-2006
I passed 70553 and failed 70551.
in both cases the final score was exactly the minor section score

Marcos Mellibovsky

"Jeff Chu (MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> escribió en el
mensaje news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I already passed Exam 70-552 scored 900 today (4th try)...
>
> Each Section Result:
>
> 70-526: 90% -- By Visual Studio 2005 Docs for Win Development and
> experiences
> 70-536: 100% -- By Self-Paced Training Kit and experiences
> 70-548: 100% -- NO OFFICIAL MATERIALS
>
> So... I think the sectional result might be calculated by:
>
> 70-536: 30-33%
> 70-526: 30-33%
> 70-548: 33-40%
>
> --
> 2007 MVP for ASP.NET
>
>



 
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      01-02-2007

Jeff Chu (MVP);7049356 Wrote:
> I already passed Exam 70-552 scored 900 today (4th try)...
>
> Each Section Result:
>
> 70-526: 90% -- By Visual Studio 2005 Docs for Win Development and
> experiences
> 70-536: 100% -- By Self-Paced Training Kit and experiences
> 70-548: 100% -- NO OFFICIAL MATERIALS
>
> So... I think the sectional result might be calculated by:
>
> 70-536: 30-33%
> 70-526: 30-33%
> 70-548: 33-40%
>
> --
> 2007 MVP for ASP.NET


I failed 551 last week when i took the exam just to give it a shot
before my voucher expires. I thin, they take the list result from the
three sections. I got above 900 on the first two sections and on the
last one, i got less than 500 and my result is 441. So, we have to pass
on all the three sections of the exams, i.e. we should score above 700
on all the exams.
That is what i am guessing.


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eralper
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      12-05-2007
I think, we should fullfill the requirement of 700 from all three exams, so
if you fail we can be sure that the exam score reflects the minimum score
among the three. I guess it is not an overall score of the full exam.

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"addisuhg" wrote:

>
> Jeff Chu (MVP);7049356 Wrote:
> > I already passed Exam 70-552 scored 900 today (4th try)...
> >
> > Each Section Result:
> >
> > 70-526: 90% -- By Visual Studio 2005 Docs for Win Development and
> > experiences
> > 70-536: 100% -- By Self-Paced Training Kit and experiences
> > 70-548: 100% -- NO OFFICIAL MATERIALS
> >
> > So... I think the sectional result might be calculated by:
> >
> > 70-536: 30-33%
> > 70-526: 30-33%
> > 70-548: 33-40%
> >
> > --
> > 2007 MVP for ASP.NET

>
> I failed 551 last week when i took the exam just to give it a shot
> before my voucher expires. I thin, they take the list result from the
> three sections. I got above 900 on the first two sections and on the
> last one, i got less than 500 and my result is 441. So, we have to pass
> on all the three sections of the exams, i.e. we should score above 700
> on all the exams.
> That is what i am guessing.
>
>
> --
> addisuhg
>

 
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      01-28-2008
Hi Friends
i am Passed 70-553 Exam
Language C#
Total Question 87
Windows: 70-526: 28 Question
Web 70-528: 29 Question
Fundamental 70-536: 30 Question

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