I have an obscure point regarding the following aspect when taking a CISCO exam: when a multiple choice / multiple question the answer how is scored ?
So, I have a question with 5-6 possible answers and three are required. If I chose 2 good answer and 1 wrong one, will I be grade/score a few points for the two good answers? Or I will receive 0 pcts ?
Otherwise said: I have a question and I mark B,C and E. But the good answers are in fact B,C and F. Do I receive any points or nothing ?
The same issue with labs and simlets: lets say I make well the entire lab's commands but I make only a single little one mistake in one command - will I loose the entire lab points ?
I.e. lets say that I type 15 good command lines and one slightly mistaken - for like:
standby track eth 1/0 5
standby track eth 1/0 55
ip route 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 10.0.0.1
ip route 192.168.1.0 255.255.235.0 10.0.0.1
It seems to me very unfair to loose the entire simlet or lab for a tiny tiny mistake (considering that a gave 99% correct answer on the other 15 commands I had typed in) ? Isn't it ?
I'll tell ya, straight up: If three answers are required and you get two, the entire question is lost / gone / wrong. There is no partial credit.
Every question stands on its own.
There may be some groups of questions that are focused around a single scenario; those are basically the same ... one question completely answered is one score ... anything less (incomplete answers, partially correct answers) are one wrong question.
Lab scenarios are fractionally scored; missing one step reduces the overall points gained (i.e., 20 points total if everything is correct ... miss a step or two and get 14 or 12 points).
As b.gamble said: "Know as much as you can, be well prepared and pay attention to those details and you won't have to worry about it."
If you know the material, and the supporting theory and concepts, there is no curve they can throw you on any of the tests. It won't matter if they change the test the day before you take it ... studying to pass a test is a bad idea. Studying the material and understanding it will not only get you through the test, you're much more likely to get past the technical interview at your next interview.
I can pretty much guarantee that there is no corporate network issue that can be solved with a multiple-choice question or answer ... you gotta know your stuff or die in the trenches.