What is the Passing Score in MCDST?

In any qualifying or certification examination it is every examinee’s desire to achieve a passing score if not top the exam. However, there are certifying agencies that do not categorically disclose to the examinee as to what the ceiling score should be in order to pass the qualifying exam.

In the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician examination, the exam facilitator normally discusses during the examination proper the right amount of scores that one should obtain in order to pass.  However, because the passing score is being dictated by several factors, there are times that the exam facilitator does not disclose the passing score for the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician examination.

Generally, in the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician or MCDST examination, the passing score is obtained based on the highest resulting score and the lowest score generated.  However, since discrepancy may happen using this formula, the passing score calculation has been revised.  In the recent years, the passing score for the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician examination is always set at getting 50% of the total number of items – this is the usual and very traditional.  Nonetheless, when you reach the higher level of the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician examination, meaning the core two exam, the passing score becomes a little higher than the core one. 

Now, as Microsoft is taking a global perspective in the Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician examination, plans of revising the passing calculation is being undertaken.  The new passing score is being impacted now by the region where the examination was taken.