Has anyone taken 70-553/554?

Discussion in 'MCSD' started by Stan, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Stan

    Stan Guest

    Wondering what these exams are. How many question, how much time?

    I have never taken a beta exam before...

    How is beta different from a regular one?


    Stan, Feb 13, 2006
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    Guest, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. I took the two exams (except they're 71-553/554, not 70-*) and they took me
    a long time.

    The time that Microsoft allocated for the exam is, I think, how long it'll
    take most people.
    2x the questions, 1.5x times the duration.

    (Of course, I've not taken a beta exam before, only the "production"
    MCSD.Net exams)
    Chris Mullins, Feb 28, 2006
  4. Stan


    Mar 2, 2006
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    Beta Exam difficulty

    From my experience the difficulty of the beta exams relative to their equivalent release exams is variable. I've taken a couple (haven't taken either 553 or 554 yet though) and as an example the Security for .NET beta for the MCSD.NET was REALLY easy but I've seen others (pre .NET) that weren't. I think the thing most people find very hard about betas is there aren't really any braindumps or practice exams for them yet:hahahaha:
    yogaguy74, Mar 2, 2006
  5. Stan


    Mar 12, 2006
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    I took both.

    I took both beta exams. 71-553 was 3, 30 question sections. 71-554 was two 30 question sections.

    I am actually starting to put up the notes I used to study for these tests on my blog.

    DavidSan, Mar 12, 2006
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