Before I knew it, I was in for 90 minutes. With 30 minutes on the clock, I had about a dozen questions left. Luckily, the home stretch included several drag and drop PowerShell questions that I was able to breeze through, leaving me about 10 or 15 minutes to review the nine questions that I marked for review.
I went back through the questions that I marked and made just one change (an answer involving availability sets) and wasted no time clicking “End Exam”. Despite how good I felt in the second half of the exam, I still thought that there was a better than 50/50 shot that I failed the exam. The computer did its thing (for what seemed like hours) and then displayed my (surprising) results:
- Congratulations! You passed blah, blah, blah.
- Passing Score: 700
- Your Score: 837
A pleasant surprise, to be sure.
As I sat there, waiting for the proctor to print my results page, I reviewed that availability set question on my dry-erase board that they gave me to use – and ultimately determined that I should have left my original answer as that was the correct answer. That said, I still passed so I wasn’t too upset. A PASS is A PASS.
Folks, the 70-533 exam is rather difficult. Before taking this exam, make sure that you understand PowerShell syntax and ARM Syntax. The exam that I sat was littered with questions on these topics. If you can master my practice test and the Measure Up practice test, you should be good to go.