Hello, I am just wondering how much the exam fee could be: In the Sun's pages , I think, I've read that the cost is 150$. but when I wanted to make an exam reservation they asked for almost 200USD, this is the way it works? ..Thanks, Cristian
The way it works is that you call Sun to buy an exam voucher for $150 (and not more). Sun does not take any reservation for exam as far as I know. Then when you get the voucher you can register at Prometric and schedule your exam, but you don't have to pay anything more for the reservation, all fees are included in those $150 you paid to Sun. Anyone has had any other experience ?
------------------ Valentin Crettaz Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform
Hi, I hope you didn't get tired with this sort of "earthy" problem: I contacted Sun, I have expressed mu wish ot by a voucher from them but they forwarded my request to a testing center that asked my again to pay 200$ (almost). I'm in Europe, does somebody else succedded in Europe to give the exam with (only) 150$? Annoyed and annoying.. ..Cristian
150 is just recommended. You should not browse Internet. The advices are misleading and mostly for USA, Canada. I lost dozens hours due to them. For ex., you cannot buy a voucher or register for taking test in Portugal neither by Internet nor by Email (just nobody answers to Email and Portugal does not appear in a list of countries in Internet). And it was not written in any place in Internet untill I received a Email answer from Sun and that took almost 2 weeks (just too come to point zero from negative level of believing what is written on Internet). In Portugal you should contact directly to the testing center but not thru official contacts (to which nobody answers). Then it is a little bit difficult because those centers are interested to sell you courses but not certification, sorry, test. I I got to it only thru a friend of friend. Then neither Sun nor Prometric controls the quality of test or what is going on there. I had impression that I was in a supermarket shop during a test. [This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 20, 2001).]
The point is that the voucher (which is what you pay for) can be purchased from anywhere in world and used anywhere. I had a US voucher than I used in the UK. All the testing centre needs to know is your voucher number, they don't care where you got it or how much you paid. So get the voucher from Sun (if you in Europe I recommend going through one of their european sites) then contact a testing centre in your area and tell them your voucher number.
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
Angela, this is where I lost most of time - trying to buy voucher. No vouchers in Portugal. Want copies of answers from Prometric and Sun? If you have there equalitiy agreement between USA and UK! Sorry, but I lost a lot of time due to such recommendations! [This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 21, 2001).]
Hello, From Sun U.S.A. the information I've got was that vouchers purcheased form U.S.A. are only for U.S.A and Canada use. This is the way life goes perhaps, I should buy a voucher from the country I am, Finland, and I will pay 50$ more (( I am just tired of calling and fighting all the time with them. Thanks all. ..Cristian
Hello, Well, I'm from Romania - Eastern Europe and I met the same problem. Cristian is lucky to be in Finland, and It seems that I will pay extra 50$ if I get lucky too (bcause when I called the first testing center they ask for 220$ for the voucher- now I'm looking for another one). Add 62$ (they say that this is the price of exam) and you will get 282 $. Also add the prices of certification books and other study materials and figure out where you will get. Now, you can imagine why in my country and generally in Eastern Europe, most programmers and companies are heading to a Microsoft certification path for their employees(much easier and less expensive).
I'll still keep searching. Wish me luck ! Best regards