Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung:
I feel most people took SCMAD becos it is free.
Hope to clear up any confusion...
There is a certain number of beta exams that Sun will provide for free. Call that number X.
Because not everyone who gets a voucher actually shows up for the exam, Sun gives out more than X vouchers. The first X people to show up and take the exam will be the sample group to help Sun determine how to fine-tune the test for its live debut. Once X people have showed up to Prometric and actually taken the test, the beta is over. It could take 1 week for enough people to show up, or it could take 6 weeks. On another thread I *guessed*, (and it really is just a guess!!! ), that most everybody who goes to prometric within the first two weeks will probably get in, and that by the third week it's more likely that if you go, you may be too late. Remember, it's just a guess!!!
If you are amoungst the first X people to take the beta (the only ones who will), then it doesn't matter whether you take it early or late - Sun wants the entire sample population of test takers! So if you're in you're in!