MCP Exams and the Microsoft way of doing things

MartinS has just passed 70-316 to get his MCSD.NET “premier” certification and congratulations to him!

He reiterates a point made many times by MCP exam takers that there is a definate Microsoft way of things. Many of these exams present answers in a multiple choice format and when given the option between the way you would do things, and the “proper microsoft” way of doing things, you have to defer to the latter.

I’m not surprised, computer based testing has to degrade to one answer in the end so in the absence of a written exam format I’m happy to forfeit the opportunity for debate to get a pass or fail immediately at the end of my exam. Apparently PRINCE2 practitioners have to wait over 2 weeks to get the results of their test – ouch.