Re-Take Exams harder?

Discussion in 'MCAD' started by Sean, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. Sean

    Sean Guest

    Do they make exams you failed harder on subsequent re-takes?
    I ask because my first take on 70-306 had fewer questions then what I have
    been hearing people are getting. I had only 38 questions and 150 minutes.
    PLENTY of time to fail the test. I failed it in 90 minutes, I could have had
    all day it wouldn’t matter, more knowledge not more time was what I needed
    (or a help file)
    Sean, Jan 2, 2005
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  2. Sean

    Eduard Cros Guest

    Well, I read a curious thing about the beta-questions...
    maybe your second exam had some beta-questions and because
    of that was longer. Beta-questions are new and might be
    more difficult too as they hadn't been tested, but at
    least they don't count for the final mark. Maybe my first
    exam had some of them because it had 43 questions (what a
    strange number) and I had doubts in 5 of them.. but in the
    final mark it wasn't reflected (got a 1000 :D). I don't
    know if that's your case, but anyway any chance is good to
    promote that 1000 :D

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Do they make exams you failed harder on subsequent re-

    takes?
    >I ask because my first take on 70-306 had fewer questions

    then what I have
    >been hearing people are getting. I had only 38 questions

    and 150 minutes.
    >PLENTY of time to fail the test. I failed it in 90

    minutes, I could have had
    >all day it wouldnâ?Tt matter, more knowledge not more

    time was what I needed
    >(or a help file)
    >
    >.
    >
    Eduard Cros, Jan 2, 2005
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  3. Sean

    Sean Guest

    I havent taken a second exam. My question was should I expect each re-take to
    be harder then the first....

    43 questions is what I have been reading many people have, I only had 38. I
    thought maybe it was few becuase it was the first MS exam I have ever taken...

    "Eduard Cros" wrote:

    > Well, I read a curious thing about the beta-questions...
    > maybe your second exam had some beta-questions and because
    > of that was longer. Beta-questions are new and might be
    > more difficult too as they hadn't been tested, but at
    > least they don't count for the final mark. Maybe my first
    > exam had some of them because it had 43 questions (what a
    > strange number) and I had doubts in 5 of them.. but in the
    > final mark it wasn't reflected (got a 1000 :D). I don't
    > know if that's your case, but anyway any chance is good to
    > promote that 1000 :D
    >
    > >-----Original Message-----
    > >Do they make exams you failed harder on subsequent re-

    > takes?
    > >I ask because my first take on 70-306 had fewer questions

    > then what I have
    > >been hearing people are getting. I had only 38 questions

    > and 150 minutes.
    > >PLENTY of time to fail the test. I failed it in 90

    > minutes, I could have had
    > >all day it wouldnâ?Tt matter, more knowledge not more

    > time was what I needed
    > >(or a help file)
    > >
    > >.
    > >

    >
    Sean, Jan 2, 2005
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  4. Sean

    Eduard Cros Guest

    It was my first exam too the one with 43 questions... The
    second one had 45... I don't really know the way they
    decide it :D

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I havent taken a second exam. My question was should I

    expect each re-take to
    >be harder then the first....
    >
    >43 questions is what I have been reading many people

    have, I only had 38. I
    >thought maybe it was few becuase it was the first MS exam

    I have ever taken...
    Eduard Cros, Jan 3, 2005
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  5. Sean

    comp sci kid Guest

    i have a slightly off-topic question and i would greatly appreciate a
    response.

    no offense, but why do you think you failed? was it a lack of memorization
    or you didn't review enough material?

    the reason why i'm asking is because i imagine that re-preparing for and
    re-taking an exam can't be fun and i want to avoid that ever happening to
    me.

    thanks in advance.

    "Sean" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Do they make exams you failed harder on subsequent re-takes?
    > I ask because my first take on 70-306 had fewer questions then what I have
    > been hearing people are getting. I had only 38 questions and 150 minutes.
    > PLENTY of time to fail the test. I failed it in 90 minutes, I could have

    had
    > all day it wouldn't matter, more knowledge not more time was what I needed
    > (or a help file)
    >
    comp sci kid, Jan 6, 2005
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