anyone out there have luck getting an extension? purchased scbcd voucher a year ago, but then got very busy w/ work at client site. things have chilled, got some time to study for exam, but voucher is about to lapse. did not find any sympathy from sun education nor from prometric. wondering if anyone has had success getting extension. dislike cramming just for sake of exam. prefer to absorb at steady rate. would rather not shell out another $150 though.
Its the voucher expiry date. Not the date by which you should take the exam. For example, if your voucher expiry date is October 04, you can take exam till october 05. Just that before Oct04, you will have to give a date. Now that you have got time, fix a date. You can postpone the exam 2 working days before safely. Even if you plan a date in March05, you can study for six months. If u do not find it enought, postpone it in Feb.
One year is a fair amount of time. You can plan things without begging for time. You will be able to do it.
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posted 15 years ago
Not sure I understood your reply. My voucher will expire this Friday. There has not been time enough to study. Had purchased the voucher a year ago, but shortly thereafter things at work became very busy and only just recently eased up to where some study time was possible.
Maybe she means you can schedule an exam after the expiry date as long as you do the scheduling before the expiration. I'm not sure how much in teh future you can schedule the test but at least 6 weeks. So you've bought yourself that much time. However, I've never been in that position so maybe my reasoning is faulty.
In other words, do you really have to TAKE the test by the expiry date or just SCHEDULE A TEST FOR THE FUTURE by that deadline? Please let us know what you find out and good luck. If all else fails, I would go sit for the exam (since you paid for it), even if you KNOW you will fail. That way you can at least see what the exam is like. It's better than nothing.
thanks for feedback. my initial call to suned was received by a person who interpreted the rules quite strictly. that person indicated that the voucher would expire one year from the date of purchase, which would be this sunday. this person was so strict about it that my request to allow an exam on monday (given the weekend expiration) met with "no".
so i called back today and must have gotten someone else. this person, while still within the rules, offered more information. they revealed that the "actual expiration date" is 11/30. perhaps this is because they set the "actual expiration" at the end of the month in which the voucher was purchased, one year later. cannot say for sure.
both suned reps stated the policy that extensions are not allowed. the former rep did offer the possibility that prometric woudl permit an extension. prometric countered saying "ask suned"
the latter suned rep indicated that prometric *may* allow scheduling the exam just a bit beyond this actual expiration date. they said that so long as the prometric site accepts a reservation for the exam, you can be assured it is good to go and you can take the exam at the date/time the site accepted (this in response to my concern that the site may allow a reservation that a prometric exam proctor would perhaps later deny based on the voucher and the present date)
all that said, i tried to make a reservation for late december, much beyond the 11/30 actual expiration date cited by suned. the prometric site refused to accept it. revised to set the date at 11/30. the site accepted this reservation.
decided to get crafty and reschedule the exam now that a reservation had been accepted. no luck. tried late, mid and early december dates. nothing past the 11/30 actual expiration date was accepted.
best not to look gift horse in mouth by messing with this extension business any more. the 11/30 date provides much more time than the initial strict interpretation of friday 11/5.
hope this helps...
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