I failed my Micosoft certification test today. I took exam 070-305, which is for Visual Basic.NET with ASP.Net. The class I took through HOTT was a great class, but I’m not buying into their guarantee:

HOTT guarantees that students will pass related certification exams, or HOTT will pay for a retake.

Well over half of the questions on the test were not on things covered in the class. I think I did a pretty good job of making educated guesses, but still came up well short of passing. I needed a score of 700 to pass and only achieved a 602 604. Ouch! I don’t think I’ve ever failed a test before today.

Update: After talking with some people at HOTT, they actually recommend taking the Introduction and Advanced classes for VB.NET before taking the test. So in reality I did pretty good then, with the limited knowledge that I had.

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