@Micheal-Polanski said in N10-007 Kaplan practice tests vs actual exam:
I am currently using both Kaplan and exam compass to prepare for the exam and seem to be getting very different results. On the Kaplan tests I am getting ~65% and on exam compass I am getting 95% or better.
I hope others will chime in on this here.
Practice exams can either make you feel like you're never going to learn it or it can give you an overwhelming confidence.
The companies that provide practice exams usually send their content writers through the same exam multiple times. Then have them write content based on their experiences. They cannot reproduce an exam question, legally. But they can, write questions that can come close. The issue with this is simple. They give you notion if you can answer all of these then you're ready for the exam. This can be a false sense of achievement. Some exams have a deep pool of questions 100s if not 1000s and they can roll out different questions every day of the week.
Some practice exam companies understand the bias in producing exam like questions and try to make sure they write questions that help you to know the content. So the exam question may be about one configuration...but a content writer may write question that you must answer before you can get that configuration to work. Or write one as to result...to see if you understand what configuration was needed to arrive at that result. This one is more challenging and tries to help you pass the exam by learning more about the exam topics.
Kaplan, used be Transcender. They are considered the premium exam provider because what they do to help you prepare.
- Practice Exams are a great assessment of how much information you've gained.
- Practice Exams can be a great assessment of exam readiness
If you're looking at exam readiness, Then sit the practice exam as if you're sitting for the exam. Most of the time they have an exam mode. But only do this if you're ready to take the exam.
Use the other modes as ways to review the explanations given. Do not move from one question until you clearly understand why each answer is wrong or right for a given question. Until you do that..continue to study on that topic. Get through about 60 questions in a row like that and see what you've learned.
Then if you feel you're ready the exam. Sit it like it's the real exam. Take the answer as showing your exam readiness.