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# Re: Scoring

Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.]
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 05-12-2008
"catwalker63" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:Xns9A9C681A36Dcatwalker63athotmail@216.196.97 .136:

> "JohnB" <(E-Mail Removed)> prattled ceaselessly in
> news:#(E-Mail Removed):
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> >
> >
> > "RogueIT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >>I know that microsoft scoring is one of the mysteries of the universe
> >>but I
> >> was wondering if any one could attempt a guess at how many of the 47
> >> questions I missed, If I made a 606 on the test.
> >> thanks,
> >> Rogue

> >
> > If I'm not mistaken, the final score represents your percentage of
> > correct scores.
> > Just like in school, if there were 100 questions and you answered 80
> > right, the formula would be 80/100= .80 or an 80
> >
> > So for you it would be:
> > (number of right answers) / (number of questions) = 606
> >
> > Or more correctly, a .606
> >
> > so the formula would be x/47=.606
> >
> > With X = 28.482 (correct answers)
> > and 47-28=19 (approximately)
> >
> > So you got about 19 questions wrong.

>
>
> You are mistaken. That would be correct if 606 represented a percentage
> but it doesn't. MS has not published the possible score and they have
> deliberately obfiscated the scoring process. Passing is 700 but it does
> not represent 70% -- it represents the passing score, which is,
> potentially, something else entirely. It's like Pass/Fail but more
> confusing. Questions are possibly weighted, possibly not.
>
> --
> Catwalker
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> "Definitely not wearing any underwear."

Agreed.

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