Re: Scoring

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.], May 12, 2008.

  1. "catwalker63" <> wrote in message
    news:Xns9A9C681A36Dcatwalker63athotmail@216.196.97.136:

    > "JohnB" <> prattled ceaselessly in
    > news:#:
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    > >
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    > > "RogueIT" <> wrote in message
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    > >>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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    Michael D. Alligood, MCITP, MCTS, MCSA, MCDST
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    Michael D. Alligood [CertGuard, Inc.], May 12, 2008
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