I agree that some of the memorization type questions are a bit silly. I have the MCITP: Database Developer, MCITP: Database Administrator, and the pre-req MCTS. There were some questions which expected me to remember if the name of a dmv reads stats or statistics, for instance. But I didn't even study for the administrator exams and I passed the final two on the same day. If you know what you are doing and have the experience MS recommends before taking these exams, you can afford to miss the <10% of questions which are silly. (And if you know that of the 4 choices it's either stats or statistics, you still have a 50/50 shot, even on the silly questions.) Also, if you are really doing it every day, you probably will remember the correct answer, anyway... However, if you are struggling to get by, these questions may make you fail, which is a good thing, IMO, considering all of the brain dumps and cheating flooding the market with incompetent fools.