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Beta vs Actual

Dan T
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Joined: Jun 15, 2004
Posts: 66
Im not sure what u call it, but I see a lot of ppl with who are certified for the beta certification. Is there a difference between the beta and the actual (after beta phase) certification?
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
There are a little difference between the beta and live exam, as for the number of questions in the test, and the time allowed.

In beta, you will go through around 160-170 questions, with 4-5 hours. In live exam, you will only get a portion of them with 1.5-2.5 hours.

But when you receive your score report, it will not show how you did with all 160+ questions, it will only show you the number of questions that are as same as the live exam. Thus, you have no way to know the actual performance of your beta exam. The certificate will not mention whether it is a beta or not.

Nick


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Sureshvasan Paramasamy
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 24
Hi nick

What about the exam cost?
Is beta exam cost less than the actual exam?

vasan
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Beta exam is FREE.

Thus, the ratio of Actual Test/Beta is infinite!!!

Nick
SYong may
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Joined: Aug 08, 2004
Posts: 5
Nicholas

Can u tell me how I sit for the beta test and where? :roll:
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Beta exams are not usually hold. You need to wait for SUN announcing when beta exam be available.

Nick
 
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