Another questions that comes up in every study group session is, “What type of question can I expect?” I never been able to true explain what type of questions someone should expect on the exam.
I finally found a way to explain what type of questions you can expect on the exam. Here is a simulation of all the exam question types.
Hot area questions – This kind of question asks you to indicate the correct answer by selecting one or more elements within a graphic.
Active screen questions – This kind of question asks you to configure a dialog box by changing one or more elements.
Drag-and-drop questions – This kind of question asks you to drag source objects to appropriate targets within a work area.
Build list and reorder questions – This kind of question asks you to indicate the correct answer by building an answer list. In a build list and reorder question, you need to build a list by dragging the appropriate source objects to the answer list and then placing them in the correct order based on criteria defined in the question.
Create a tree questions – This kind of question asks you to create a tree structure. You indicate the correct answer by dragging source nodes to the correct locations in the answer tree. Nodes consist of text and a small icon.
Testlet exam format – The MCP program has developed types of questions for Microsoft Certification exams that are very different from other exam formats currently being used. We strongly urge MCP candidates to download the demo and try the testlet exam format to become familiar with this new exam format.
Simulation questions – This kind of question asks you to indicate the correct answer by performing specific tasks such as configuring and installing network adapters or drivers, configuring and controlling access to files, and managing hardware devices. Many of the tasks that systems administrators and systems engineers perform can be presented more accurately in simulations than in most traditional exam question types.
To try them out for yourself, check out this demo!
BTW This simulation seem to be missing one type of exam question, “Multiple select check boxes” however this is one of the easiest questions to handle mostly because as part of the question (on the exam) MS tells you how many answers to select.