Re: Test length different from 290/291 to 270

Discussion in 'MCSA' started by Montreal MCT, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Montreal MCT

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hey 2SR,

    Without giving any thought to the NDA question, how can you possibly need
    more than two hours and forty-five minutes to write an exam on Windows XP?
    There is no mistake, that is probably the exam duration... That is one exam
    I have never taken (I passed 70-210 and the MCDST exams) but I cannot
    imagine needing that long.

    Good luck!

    M

    --
    Montreal MCT
    MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at:
    http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "2SR" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Quick question for anyone who has seen this before. I don't believe it
    > violates the NDA. When I took 290 and 291, the test time on my
    > confirmation
    > e-mail was 240 minutes. I just registered for 270 and it confirmed with a
    > test time of 165 minutes. That doesn't sound like an adaptive test, but I
    > wouldn't think it would be the same amount of questions as the first two.
    > Are they still using the 30 question, short length exams?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Certification is always worth it in the long run.
    Montreal MCT, Jan 24, 2007
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  2. Montreal MCT

    2SR Guest

    I don't think I will need that much time for XP. It was just a curiosity
    question as to whether or not they were still using short length exams.
    Until I took 290 and 291, it had been seven years since I had taken an exam.
    I was kind of expecting all of the core exams to have the same duration.
    --
    Certification is always worth it in the long run.


    "Montreal MCT" wrote:

    > Hey 2SR,
    >
    > Without giving any thought to the NDA question, how can you possibly need
    > more than two hours and forty-five minutes to write an exam on Windows XP?
    > There is no mistake, that is probably the exam duration... That is one exam
    > I have never taken (I passed 70-210 and the MCDST exams) but I cannot
    > imagine needing that long.
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > M
    >
    > --
    > Montreal MCT
    > MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    > President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at:
    > http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "2SR" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Quick question for anyone who has seen this before. I don't believe it
    > > violates the NDA. When I took 290 and 291, the test time on my
    > > confirmation
    > > e-mail was 240 minutes. I just registered for 270 and it confirmed with a
    > > test time of 165 minutes. That doesn't sound like an adaptive test, but I
    > > wouldn't think it would be the same amount of questions as the first two.
    > > Are they still using the 30 question, short length exams?
    > >
    > > Thanks,
    > > --
    > > Certification is always worth it in the long run.

    >
    2SR, Jan 24, 2007
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  3. Does it really matter about the time allotted? Microsoft goes to great
    strides in beta testing and evaluations to determine the appropriate
    time to allot a examinee. I would guess that if you are comfortable with
    Microsoft's exam format, proficient in Windows XP Professional, and are
    relaxed when you go to test; you will finish *WAY* earlier then you
    imagine. :)

    Good luck with the exam. I hope you pass without difficulty.

    --
    Michael D. Alligood
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    CIW Certified Instructor

    http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/theclassroom



    "2SR" <> wrote in message
    news::

    > I don't think I will need that much time for XP. It was just a curiosity
    > question as to whether or not they were still using short length exams.
    > Until I took 290 and 291, it had been seven years since I had taken an exam.
    > I was kind of expecting all of the core exams to have the same duration.
    > --
    > Certification is always worth it in the long run.
    >
    >
    > "Montreal MCT" wrote:
    >
    > > Hey 2SR,
    > >
    > > Without giving any thought to the NDA question, how can you possibly need
    > > more than two hours and forty-five minutes to write an exam on Windows XP?
    > > There is no mistake, that is probably the exam duration... That is one exam
    > > I have never taken (I passed 70-210 and the MCDST exams) but I cannot
    > > imagine needing that long.
    > >
    > > Good luck!
    > >
    > > M
    > >
    > > --
    > > Montreal MCT
    > > MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    > > President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    > > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > > Visit my blog at:
    > > http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    > >
    > >
    > > "2SR" <> wrote in message
    > > news:...
    > > > Quick question for anyone who has seen this before. I don't believe it
    > > > violates the NDA. When I took 290 and 291, the test time on my
    > > > confirmation
    > > > e-mail was 240 minutes. I just registered for 270 and it confirmed with a
    > > > test time of 165 minutes. That doesn't sound like an adaptive test, but I
    > > > wouldn't think it would be the same amount of questions as the first two.
    > > > Are they still using the 30 question, short length exams?
    > > >
    > > > Thanks,
    > > > --
    > > > Certification is always worth it in the long run.

    > >
    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 25, 2007
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  4. Montreal MCT

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Congrats Jonathan! That's what I always tell people.

    M

    --
    Montreal MCT
    MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at:
    http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Jonathan Roberts" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Michael D. Alligood wrote:
    >> Does it really matter about the time allotted? Microsoft goes to great
    >> strides in beta testing and evaluations to determine the appropriate time
    >> to allot a examinee. I would guess that if you are comfortable with
    >> Microsoft's exam format, proficient in Windows XP Professional, and are
    >> relaxed when you go to test; you will finish *WAY* earlier then you
    >> imagine. :)

    >
    > Psst.. I took 70-270 today and was AMAZED at how easy it was. I suggest
    > anyone with at least two solid years of XP experience "just do it". Heck,
    > buy the insurance and then you have little to lose.
    Montreal MCT, Jan 25, 2007
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