[lpi-discuss] "Wrong" Questions in 202?

Darryl Moore darryl at moores.ca
Thu May 28 12:54:09 EDT 2009


Na uh, 800 points is the max, but 500 is the median. (I.E. half of all
people who have ever written the exam got less than 500, the other half
got more than that and passed)

So if everybody who ever wrote the exam studied really hard and the
average mark was 50 out of 60, then 50 becomes 500. 60 is 800, and all
other marks are scaled proportionately.

So you need to do really well just to get a so-so mark. What I don't
know is if that passing 500 grade translate into 50/60, 55/60, or god
forbid something even higher.


At least that is how I understand the marking scheme.

I want to write the 101 and 102 exams, but I really know by their
marking scheme how well I have to do to pass. It depends entirely on how
the marks translate, which in turn depends entirely on how all previous
exam writers faired in the past.


Jerome Keller wrote:
> I would also like to know...
>
> If 800 Points is the Maximum with 60 Questions, it means that one 
> average correct answer has a value of 13.33... points. So you have to 
> answer about 38 correct answers to reach 500 Points.
>
> But i'm sure the conversion rate model  isn't that simpel, because you 
> have different type of answers like multiple choice, fill out questions 
> etc...so there are questions which got more point weights than others i 
> guess.
>
>
>
>   
>> Here Here! I'd like to know what the current conversion rate is. How 
>> does 500 points translate into a mark out of 60 today?
>>
>> Marcos Fontana wrote:
>>     
>>> Hi Keller!
>>>
>>> How much points did you got in the 201? This question is only to know 
>>> if I can take the test now.
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Jerome Keller <newsletter4me at gmx.ch 
>>> <mailto:newsletter4me at gmx.ch>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     Hi
>>>
>>>     I've written the 202 exam yesterday. I've learned with an older
>>>     book so
>>>     i had to look at the Lpic Wiki Page to be sure that i'm learning the
>>>     right topics after the change of the exams since 1. April 2009.
>>>
>>>     The exam was 60 questions long so i guess i had no beta questions
>>>     in it
>>>     (?). There were 2 - 3 Questions which shouldn't be in there to my
>>>     understanding (if i compare it to the Wiki Page). Two questions were
>>>     about filesystems (ext2/ext3 Journaling etc.). Afaik this is a
>>>     topic in
>>>     201.  I dont remember the exact question. Another question was
>>>     about the
>>>     programm "cpio".
>>>
>>>     Sure, one can say that this belongs to the 213.4 "Troubleshooting
>>>     environment configurations" topic....but i would welcome it if
>>>     the topic
>>>     description would be a little bit more accurate.
>>>
>>>     BTW: i've passed the exam with exactly the 500 needed points :).... i
>>>     got a feeling that the "cpio" question saved me, and gave me the
>>>     needed
>>>     points to reach 500... :)
>>>
>>>     greets
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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