5 up, 5 down. That was the results of our test. I squeaked by, with a 745 out of 1000. It turns out that was the second highest score in the group.
What we figure is that half of us got a completely new test, with questions that had never been seen before and a few that are usually on a different exam entirely. Everyone who failed, missed by 1 or 2 questions.
So now the cursed half are reviewing and will retest soon. The other half, those who got questions we were expecting, are being supportive (hey, it could have been us.).
The bad news for everyone is that we MUST start on 291 today, and that mean class will reconvene around 4:00. It's going to be a late night.
And from bad to worse. Of the 5 who failed, 4 retested and 2 failed again. Microsoft is certainly doing what they can to lose the "paper MCSE" label of years past. It is, to say the least, a more somber group that studies until the wee hours tonight.
Everyone is working hard to focus on the task ahead - a test tomorrow and another the day after - but we all understand the difficulty of what we are trying to achieve, and the fact that new tests are uncertain tests.
We prepare, we study, we sleep, we dream.