VCP-DCV 550 Passing Score?

NorrisMcWherterNorrisMcWherter Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi everyone,

I'm about to take the exam and am a bit confused as to what the passing score is. I know its 300 or more out of 500, and that it's weighted, but if you had to say a % what would it be? Should I be shooting for say 85%?

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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Scoring is between 100 and 500, with 300 or more being a pass.

    It's very hard to put a % against, but I'd feel comfortable if I was getting 85% on mock exams for example.
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  • LexluetharLexluethar Member Posts: 516
    Agree with scott, considering they are weighted it's tough to say. I'd go with 80%.

    Good luck!
  • greg9891greg9891 Member Posts: 1,184 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Has any date been released for the retirement of the 550? I would like to to know so i don't wait to late to sit that exam.
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    Unless I'm mistaken, looking for an exact percentage is a bit meaningless due to the fact that some questions might be weighted more than others along with unscored beta questions which is why a points system is used and not a percentage of correctly answered questions system.
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  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    greg9891 wrote: »
    Has any date been released for the retirement of the 550? I would like to to know so i don't wait to late to sit that exam.
    Not yet. I'd expect any announcement to appear here first: VMware Education and Certification Blog - - VMware Blogs
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  • GSXRulesGSXRules Member Posts: 109
    All scored questions count the same. Regardless of topic or number of choices (1 of 4, 2 of 4, 3 of 5) each is worth one point.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Here's a good post from Josh Andrews - he works on the Certification team: http://sostechblog.com/2014/02/13/300-out-of-500-what-is-a-passing-score/
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  • NorrisMcWherterNorrisMcWherter Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Guys,

    I passed today :)
    Exam was actually a "bit" easier than expected. Lots of storage and networking questions, plus questions on some of the more quirky stuff (hope thats not saying too much). Marathon of an exam though! I think I just wound myself up too much as I've studied for months for it, drove the Wife mad!

    Once query, it's not showing up on my VMWare account, the Stany Course I took, or the exam, so I cant download my cert etc. Anyone any idea why, does it take a while? Pearson Vue website shows I've passed, but nothing on the VMWare site.
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congrats!

    Your course won't show against your VMware account, as Stanly (and other VITAs) don't "push" your attendance to VMware.

    But, your exam pass and certification will appear - give it a couple of days, check again, and if it hasn't appeared by then you can email [email protected]
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  • NorrisMcWherterNorrisMcWherter Member Posts: 13 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks Scott,

    Its just come through. Just one more question.

    Should I go on to do the delta 550-6 exam? I cant imagine there'd be a huge amount of extra studying/labbing to do?
  • scott28ttscott28tt Member Posts: 686 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thanks Scott,

    Its just come through. Just one more question.

    Should I go on to do the delta 550-6 exam? I cant imagine there'd be a huge amount of extra studying/labbing to do?
    Have a read of the objectives, that should help you answer that question relative to your own knowledge: https://mylearn.vmware.com/mgrReg/plan.cfm?plan=64181&ui=www_cert
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