What is the minimum passing score for the CCNA. How are the points calculated?
This is a question that is often asked. I'm pretty sure that Cisco state somewhere that the passing score for any exam is secret (and shouldn't be revealed by any candidate who has signed the NDA). The passing scores are also changed sometimes (usually upwards).
How are the points calculated? The following is from Cisco's Certifications Online Support:
Exam simulation questions carry greater weight than typical multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank test questions in calculating a candidates' final exam score. At the end of the exam the overall score will be calculated and the candidate will be provided with a score report pinpointing areas of strength and weakness.
Exam scores are based on a point scaling system that is widely used in the industry. Your score can fall within a point scale of 300 to 1000 points. You are automatically awarded 300 points for beginning the test and can score up to 1000 points if you answer every question correctly on the exam. Please note that the specific number of points awarded to a given question varies on each exam.