Microsoft Access is probably the least understood product in the entire Microsoft Office 2007 suite. Passing Exam 77-885 will help candidates to prove their competency with this complex and often overlooked product.
- Number of questions: Microsoft does not disclose the number of questions on their exams, but this exam is estimated to have about 50 questions.
- Type(s) of questions: The exam consists primarily of multiple choice questions, but you might also encounter build a tree, reorder, or simulation questions
- Passing score: 700/1000
- Time limit: Microsoft does not disclose the exam’s time limit, but it is estimated to be about 90 minutes
- How to register: Certiport
In recent months, Microsoft has made a direct effort to limit access to the types of exam statistics listed above. The number of questions, types of questions, passing score, and time limit listed here are based on information found on various Internet message boards, but Microsoft could adjust these aspects of the exam at any time.
Although there is nothing especially difficult about Exam 77-885, there is one trap that is easy to fall into. For those who have taken the Microsoft Access 2007 exam, is easy to assume that the Microsoft Access 2010 exam focuses on the same basic skill set, but with a newer version of Access.
For the most part, this general assumption holds true. However, the Access 2010 exam seems to go into greater depth than the Access 2007 exam did with regard to the individual exam topics. Therefore, if you have passed the Microsoft Access 2007 exam, don't expect to automatically be able to pass the Microsoft Access 2010 exam without doing a little bit of preparation first.