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Posted Friday, June 13, 2014 3:44 AM
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Hope someone can help. I recently had part 2 of the upgrade exam which I unfortunately failed. However, I was told my email that I would have 3 hours 15 minutes but only ended up having 85 minutes (40 minutes for 1st half of 25 questions, and 45 minutes for the next 26 questions). Is this correct? I contacted Prometric and they are saying the total time for the exam was correct. They are saying 120 minutes which included the 85 minutes exam and the rest is for the tutorial, questionnaire, etc. Seems far too short to me compared to other exams I have done. Under 2 minutes a question???
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I recently took the same exam as well, and felt the time was too short. I have a methodical process for answering exam questions that has left me with several minutes left over on previous exams, but this time I had to rush the last few questions and had no time to go back to take a second look questions I wanted to look at again. As usual there was also a question that was a little ambiguous and had a different correct answer depending on how the question was interpreted.

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Posted Friday, July 11, 2014 8:46 AM
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I just took this today and failed, basically ran out of time, 2 sections of 25 or 26 questions to be answered in 40 min each (ie less then 2 mins a Q)

Given that some questions take a good 30 secs to read ans assimilate, plus maybe 30 secs to go through all the answers this means that you have pretty much NO time to consider the answers, certainly no time to go back and check what you've done

In its current format I can see very few people passing this one, quite absurn now.

I've sat quite a few MS exams over the years and time has never been a serious issue until today.

Bad move Microsoft!!!
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Posted Friday, July 11, 2014 10:15 AM
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Sorry to hear that, but I'm glad I'm not the only one and it confirms to me that it's shorter than other exams. Like yourself, I've also taken old 2008 exams and part 1 of 2012 and have always had plenty of time to check and double check.

I personally think all this will mean is a higher percentage of people who pass probably have revised brain dumps.
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Posted Monday, July 14, 2014 6:14 AM
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I've raised a formal complaint with Microsoft outling my concerns and am waiting to see what they have to say, I will keep you posted

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I seem to recall in previous exams having at least 100 minutes to answer 45 questions - well over two minutes per question.
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Today I have failed on the exam 70-458 because of the time limit.
I have had 85 minutes to complete 51 questions, which is ridiculous.
On my previous exams I have had 120-150 minutes to answer 40-50 questions.
The official Self Placed Learning Kit also states that the time limit is 120 minutes for 45 questions.
Even Pearson Vue gives 120 minutes as a time limit:
http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2014565
What's more, I do not how to get 30 extra minutes for not having English as a mother tongue.
In fact, nobody I have contacted (Pearson, test center, Microsoft) has any idea about how to get this extra time.
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Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 9:57 AM


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I seem to recall in previous exams having at least 100 minutes to answer 45 questions - well over two minutes per question.
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2 minutes and 13 seconds doesn't seem to qualify as "well over" 2 minutes per question.


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Today I have failed on the exam 70-458 because of the time limit.
I have had 85 minutes to complete 51 questions, which is ridiculous.
On my previous exams I have had 120-150 minutes to answer 40-50 questions.
The official Self Placed Learning Kit also states that the time limit is 120 minutes for 45 questions.
Even Pearson Vue gives 120 minutes as a time limit:
http://www.pearsonitcertification.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2014565
What's more, I do not how to get 30 extra minutes for not having English as a mother tongue.
In fact, nobody I have contacted (Pearson, test center, Microsoft) has any idea about how to get this extra time.


That's a shame it hasn't been resolved yet. I've rebooked the exam for the end of the year. I'm going to have to read very fast and know the answer without any process of elimination.
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Posted Friday, November 14, 2014 10:07 AM
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dan-572483 (7/14/2014)
I seem to recall in previous exams having at least 100 minutes to answer 45 questions - well over two minutes per question.
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2 minutes and 13 seconds doesn't seem to qualify as "well over" 2 minutes per question.


What time does it become "well over" but before "under 3 minutes"... lol
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