Failed 70-410 today......

I scored 509 which I think was probably better than what I was expecting.

I bought the measureup test exam and I scored the same (44%) on two tests which I did with a one week gap which I spent a lot of time watching the vids on the MS virtual training academy after I'd watched the CBT's.

The problem with the measureup tests is that there's only 150 questions in the pool so obviously I know I will just start to remember the correct answers.

I'm hoping to use the 2nd shot in the next couple of weeks.

Those of you who've re-taken the exam would you say you had a similar set of questions ?

I've made some notes after the exam so hopefully I can go into the next exam with a better chance of passing and I know I need to do more on my test VM's.

Comments

  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Posts: 2,116Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hard luck... what book did you use? 509 is a good bit away from a pass, you'll have to go over quite a few topics again to pass. What made you just go ahead with the exam after getting 44% on the practice exams?
  • TrashmanTrashman Posts: 140Member
    I failed this exam with 560 last year.
    Transcender practice exams are good.
    I didn't get more than 70% correct before I attempted the exam (should of course have practiced more).
    I didn't bother focusing more on this exam as I knew the exams were going to be upgraded to R2 shortly.

    Good luck and keep up the good work.
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  • pjd007pjd007 Posts: 275Member
    Asif Dasl wrote: »
    Hard luck... what book did you use? 509 is a good bit away from a pass, you'll have to go over quite a few topics again to pass. What made you just go ahead with the exam after getting 44% on the practice exams?
    I've got the Exam Ref.

    Yeah I knew I was unlikely to pass but I wanted to have a crack at it and also to make use of the 2nd shot voucher (I'm not sure if this is\was a ltd offer).

    Like I said the IMO the measureup exams (and probably the transcender) are only so useful as I think I'll just end up remembering the correct answers after I've done a couple of test exams.
  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Posts: 2,116Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    The second shot offer is available until the end of May. Generally through the years here I've seen people suggest getting at least 80% on the practices tests before you head for the real exam. Getting to know the answers might be a bad thing, but knowing why an answer is right is better. So don't remember the answer but why the answer is right - if I am making myself clear.
  • pjd007pjd007 Posts: 275Member
    Asif Dasl wrote: »
    The second shot offer is available until the end of May. Generally through the years here I've seen people suggest getting at least 80% on the practices tests before you head for the real exam. Getting to know the answers might be a bad thing, but knowing why an answer is right is better. So don't remember the answer but why the answer is right - if I am making myself clear.
    Yeah I am reviewing the incorrect and correct answers to verify them but I'm going to give it a couple of weeks now before I do another test exam otherwise I think they'll become worthless to me.
  • locastrolocastro Posts: 16Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Maybe you're spending a little too much time on these test exams? IMO, tackling each exam objective and subsection one by one is the best way to prepare yourself for the exam. This includes labbing out as many of the objectives as you possibly can and definitely the ones that you're not very familiar with.
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