Exam Profile: Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform (70-459)
The 70-459 exam is meant to be taken by those who have already earned the MCITP: Database Administrator 2008, or MCITP: Database Developer 2008, certification and who wish to transition their skills to MCSE: Data Platform on SQL Server 2012.
After passing the Transition Your MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 or MCITP: Database Developer 2008 to MCSE: Data Platform (70-459) exam, you complete the requirements for the MCSE: Data Platform certification.
- Number of Questions: Approximately 45-55 questions (Since Microsoft does not publish this information, the number of exam questions may change without notice.)
- Time Limit: 120 minutes
Type of Questions: This test format is multiple choice and multiple choice multiple answer. You may also see several scenario questions.
Passing Score: 700
This passing score does not mean that you must answer 70 percent of the items correctly in order to pass the exam The actual percentage varies from exam to exam and may be more or less than 70 percent. There is no penalty for guessing. No points are deducted for incorrect answers. If a question specifies that you must choose multiple correct answers, you must choose the exact number of correct answers specified in the question in order to earn a point for that item. Some of the questions on the exam may not count toward the calculation of your score. Microsoft will often throw a question in that is meant to gather data that will help them improve the exam.