• Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Why SCDJWS simulator is more expensive?

 
Ko Ko Naing
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3178
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have just noticed that SCDJWS simulator is more expensive than any previous Sun Exam Simulators, except SCEA. Is it because the product is newest or the difficulty of the exam is higher than others?

Or does it depend on the loyalty fee for authors...

Just curious...
 
Nicholas Cheung
Ranch Hand
Posts: 4982
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
As Valentin is the author, I believe that it is worth for that.

Nick
 
Valentin Crettaz
Gold Digger
Sheriff
Posts: 7610
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have just noticed that SCDJWS simulator is more expensive than any previous Sun Exam Simulators, except SCEA. Is it because the product is newest or the difficulty of the exam is higher than others?
I'm certainly not the best person to answer this question, one of Whizlabs' representative will drop by and answer this question. All I can say is that this certification encompasses tons of specification material and there was a tremendous amount of information to wade through in order to create quality questions. That took a little time, and as you know "time is ..." [Fill in the gap]

Or does it depend on the loyalty fee for authors...
You meant royalty, didn't you? My loyalty is free of charge
 
Nicholas Cheung
Ranch Hand
Posts: 4982
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

You meant royalty, didn't you? My loyalty is free of charge

Really? I do agree with Ko Ko that your loyalty is high costing.

Nick
 
Valentin Crettaz
Gold Digger
Sheriff
Posts: 7610
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What I meant it that my loyalty towards people is not at all dependent on how much they are ready to pay
 
Ashish Garg
Ranch Hand
Posts: 68
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think the amount of information and the diffculty level involved in the information makes the product costlier.
 
Jitin Narang
Ranch Hand
Posts: 50
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Ranchers,

We have priced this exam simulator at $89.95 as the sheer amount of efforts required to come up with SCDJWS was much more as compared to other exams such as SCJP/ SCWCD/ SCBCD. In case of SCDJWS our authors went through all the specifications before they could start creating questions for the exam. The amount of time required to go through just relevant specification was no less that 2 months.

I hope this answers the query by KO KO fairly well.
Anyways, let us participate - there are 4 free exam simulators to be won.
[ January 19, 2005: Message edited by: Jitin Narang ]
 
Ko Ko Naing
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3178
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Jitin Narang:
In case of SCDJWS our authors went through all the specifications before they could start creating questions for the exam. The amount of time required to go through just relevant specification was no less that 2 months.


I got it! Like Val said above, Time is .... So now we can conclude that the price of the product depends on the time that the authors spent in generating the questions... The more specifications it needs to refer, the much more time the authors needs, consequently the higher the price of the product...

Thanks a lot for clarify my doubt, guys...
 
Peter Sin
Ranch Hand
Posts: 547
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In the marketing sense, there is less demand for SCDJWS exam simulator compared with other SUN exams. The higher price of the product is needed to cover the cost as well as earn money.
 
Bil Bob
Ranch Hand
Posts: 36
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have no doubt the fact that there is no competition allows a higher price, also (shift of the ol' supply & demand curve).

Anyway...Whiz normally make good products..and with the 2 ranchers' help I am sure they had good input.

My only question is how much testing has been done on this product? (especially given we are likely to be the first ones to use the product)

did you use many beta testers? if not, would you like one?

Cheers
 
Ko Ko Naing
Ranch Hand
Posts: 3178
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Bil Bob:
My only question is how much testing has been done on this product? (especially given we are likely to be the first ones to use the product)

did you use many beta testers? if not, would you like one?


You might find in
that thread that WhizLabs may use reviewers to test both typos and technical correctness of the simulator, like SCMAD simulator...

I was one of the reviewers for WhizLabs SCMAD simulator... Even though I found many many typos and technical errors and informed them about that, the final product that I received still contains some of them... But I'm not sure, if they are fixed now or not... Sometimes the problems might be during the time the questions are integrated to the simulator... In this case, authors have no reposibility, if authors are not the ones who integrate their questions into the simulator...

So IMO, the product reviewing process is really important... I think they will come up with this process soon...
 
Surasak Leenapongpanit
Ranch Hand
Posts: 341
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

I have no doubt the fact that there is no competition allows a higher price, also (shift of the ol' supply & demand curve).


Really, there are no other SCDJWS simulators or books.
 
Valentin Crettaz
Gold Digger
Sheriff
Posts: 7610
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In this case, authors have no reposibility, if authors are not the ones who integrate their questions into the simulator...

I confirm that Whizlabs' authors *just* develop the knowledge base in text format and do not take part (unfortunately) in the integration process. We go through several technical reviews focusing on both content and typographical mistakes and after that Whizlabs technical people get to integrate the content into the simulator.
 
Peter Sin
Ranch Hand
Posts: 547
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Surasak Leenapongpanit:


Really, there are no other SCDJWS simulators or books.


You can wait for the new book "SCWSD Sun Certified Web Services Developer for Java Study Guide " by Mehran Habibi, Terry Camerlengo. It will be available in March if there is no delay.
 
Nicholas Cheung
Ranch Hand
Posts: 4982
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
That's a very good news. I love Max's book! Especially his excellent SCJD for J2SE 1.4, which helped me to crack SCJD!!!

Looking forward to read his book again.

Nick
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic