# MCP Exam Scoring ....

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Devo-McDuff, Aug 25, 2005.

1. ### Devo-McDuffGuest

Howdy People,

I recently passed the 70-271 exam with a score of 949 .... there were 61
questions and it said the pass mark was 700.

I know a pass is a pass and the score doesn't really matter but I'm really
curious about how the scoring works ..... can anyone explain?

I have heard people say that it all depends on the difficulty of the
questions and that the test is not scored out of 1000 ... but it must be out
of something? ... It wasn't an adaptive exam. It would seem very logical to
me that it is out of 1000 ... especially as in 3 of the 5 areas I scored
full marks. If anyone could solve this mystery for me I'd be very grateful!

Cheers,

Dan - Manchester, UK

PS If you're going to be taking 70-271 make sure you have SP2 covered!

Devo-McDuff, Aug 25, 2005

2. ### MitchSGuest

To the best of my knowledge that test is scored as most of the other MS
tests. Meaning the max score varies based on the draw of questions. So
there is a maximum score that is mathematically defined but highly unlikely
that you would get that question set. HTH

--
Mitch S.
MCSA, A+, Net+, CCNA

"Devo-McDuff" <> wrote in message
news:...
> Howdy People,
>
> I recently passed the 70-271 exam with a score of 949 .... there were 61
> questions and it said the pass mark was 700.
>
> I know a pass is a pass and the score doesn't really matter but I'm
> really curious about how the scoring works ..... can anyone explain?
>
> I have heard people say that it all depends on the difficulty of the
> questions and that the test is not scored out of 1000 ... but it must be
> out of something? ... It wasn't an adaptive exam. It would seem very
> logical to me that it is out of 1000 ... especially as in 3 of the 5 areas
> I scored full marks. If anyone could solve this mystery for me I'd be
> very grateful!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dan - Manchester, UK
>
> PS If you're going to be taking 70-271 make sure you have SP2 covered!
>

MitchS, Aug 25, 2005

3. ### Andy HGuest

i think some questions are worth more than others, but 272 was marked out of
1000 with a pass mark of 700. they didnt publicise the total value, but
getting 100% in the exam gives it away really
I'd definately agree on the sp2 stuff - there were loads of questions on that.

"MitchS" wrote:

> To the best of my knowledge that test is scored as most of the other MS
> tests. Meaning the max score varies based on the draw of questions. So
> there is a maximum score that is mathematically defined but highly unlikely
> that you would get that question set. HTH

> > PS If you're going to be taking 70-271 make sure you have SP2 covered!

Andy H, Sep 1, 2005