We are always working on ways to improve our exams, as you know. We are doing a pilot of a very cool new development in testing called emulations, another type of performance-based testing along with simulations (a little more about PBT here). Instead of performing tasks in a simulated version of the technology, where the scenarios are built out only to certain extent--with emulations you are performing exam tasks in a live, full version of the software when you take the exam. Read on to participate in emulations exam pilot if:
If you answered NO to any of the above - stay tuned. I'll poast more about emulations and we'll have a live meeting on the subject in the next few months so you can hear from the team working on this project. btw if you answered NO to the third bullet, we're not talking anymore.
Pilot runs October 31 – November 16, 2007
Free pilot exam, be the first to experience it, and provide your valuable feedback!
Microsoft is looking for volunteers who know Active Directory to participate in a pilot of our new, innovative MCP emulation lab exam technology. During this pilot, you will take an exam in which you will perform a variety of tasks using Active Directory, answer multiple choice questions, and provide feedback about your experience with this new technology. The purposes of this pilot are to: 1) understand how emulation lab-based items function in relation to multiple choice items, 2) determine how much time is needed to complete each lab, and 3) evaluate our scoring strategy.
As an incentive, all participants will receive a thank you gift after completing the exam as well as breakfast or lunch. To encourage you to do your best on the exam, the top 5 highest scorers will receive a 100 GB USB 2.0 external hard drive. Additionally, participants who demonstrate their expertise on Active Directory may be invited to future (paid) MCP exam development events.
We will be conducting this pilot project from October 31 through November 16 on Microsoft’s main Redmond campus. To ensure that all participants have sufficient time to complete both sections of the exam and provide feedback, each slot is scheduled for 4 hours. However, we anticipate that most participants will finish in less time. Two time slots are available per weekday (Monday – Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm). To register for the exam:
DO NOT REGISTER IF YOU ARE NOT IN THE REDMOND AREA--YOU MUST BE ON SITE TO PARTICIPATE.