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can any one give SCJP 5 exam again if he/she fails on first attempt ?

 
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Hi

Just want to know whether

a. can any one give SCJP 5 exam again if he/she fails on first attempt ? if yes then is there any duration required between first and second attempt ?
b. is there any limit on number of retries for SCJP 5 exam ?

~ Abhay Agarwal
 
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Abhay I think you can give the exam again after a gap of 15 days after the last attempt. And also I don't think there is any maximum limit to the number of times you can give the exam...
 
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As far as I know you can't take the test again without paying for it, but there is a special offer for a second chance at the SDN. http://developers.sun.com/offers/training.jsp?cid=927128
 
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From Sun :

If I fail an exam - how quickly can I retake it?

Sun has implemented a two week testing policy for all Sun Certification Exams delivered at Prometric. This means that if you have taken an exam, failed it and need to retake the same exam again that you will be required to wait two weeks before taking the exam again. There are several reasons why this policy has been implemented:

Within the Certification industry it is common for certification programs to impose a waiting period - sometime up to a month wait - Sun is only requiring two weeks to minimize your inconvenience.

The wait assists with test security. Increased security means that the credential is even more valuable once earned.

To provide a consistent basis for measuring skills and abilities. It has been proven that people who retake exams earlier than two weeks acquire an unfair advantage based upon short term memory. Again this helps to keep your credentials valuable.

We want customers to succeed, so the wait allows additional time for customers to study in order to pass the next time. Sun encourages individuals to plan their testing schedules wisely to maximize your time effectively.

Sun's Certification Retake Rules:

There is a 2-week minimum wait period before retaking a failed exam.
You can retake the same exam a maximum of three (3) times in one calendar year.

After the third failed attempt within one calendar year, you must obtain written permission from Sun prior to attempting a fourth time by sending an email request to certification@sun.com.
An exam can not be retaken once it has been passed.



 
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Thanks for all your replies

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