Re: Passed the 70-680 test last Tuesday (3/13)
Didn't want to let the month go by without offering a hearty shout out for your acheivement.
I am suprised you were not roundly congratulated on the acheivement. Good work on passing 70-680.
I'm not an MS employee so I'm only talking from observation. I did read the synompsis for the certification exams, how they are score. the impression I got is much as you mention. You are more likely to pass, with a consistant score in all the catagories - rather than a series of extremely high score and a few mediocure scores. Even though the average may be the same numerically or on the graphs - as we all know, they do not provide score breakdowns per individual section
So your eperience that all sections were equally thorough adds to my impression. I can't guess at whether there is a set range which kicks in to determine a pass/fail - but from the reports... it seems that may account for some of complaints. Overall excellence, in a work environment, is prety valuable - being a specialist may be OK in a team setup, but cross training makes you more valuable in the long run, your next job might be totally different, call on a whole new set of skills. None of us would want to be the one to perpetuate the "Paper Tiger" myth.
afther taking the test - you know better.
Ya done good! Atta- boy! none of the techs get enough pats on the back any more ... we just get yelled at.