Although I have never taken a Salesforce certification exam I understand the significance of how this latest announcement will revolutionize exam taking.
Before last week it was all very PASS or FAIL, however, now you will be able to see what area of the test you failed in. This means you can pinpoint your weaknesses and work on them to ensure you pass next time round.
Nice move SalesforceU!
If you are an avid member of the Salesforce Community who is addicted to certifications, then I have some amazing news for you. Salesforce University have started providing section level feedback on completion of the exam, this means you can see exactly how you did in each category of questions. You are only presented with that dreaded screen that shows you a Pass or Fail. “Beginning January 13, 2017, for most multiple-choice certification exams, feedback on each section of the exam is available. This Section-level Feedback will be delivered to you via email along with your overall pass or fail result. The feedback will be in the form of percentage scores to help you determine your strengths and weaknesses on each section of knowledge covered in the exam.”