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Time to wait before retaking the exam

 
Ioan Damian Sirbu
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Hello everyone!

I have purchased some time ago a SCJP 1.5 voucher with a free retake option.
From what I understand, a minimum of 7 days were required before retaking the exam.
Quoting from the certification page:

Sun's Certification Retake Rules:

* There is a 7-day 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 suncert_ww@oracle.com.
* An exam cannot be retaken once it has been passed.


However, in JavaRanch FAQ writes that this period is 2 weeks.

My voucher expires on 30 april and I want to know that, if I attend it on 20, 21 or 22 april I still have time to retake it, if needed.

Thank you
 
Ankit Garg
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Yes you need to wait for 1 week before giving a failed exam, I'll change the FAQ to rectify this...
 
Himalay Majumdar
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Are the rules changed? Last year I called prometric and I retook scwcd the next day.
 
Ioan Damian Sirbu
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Thanks for the answers.
I don't intend to fail the exam, but it's nice to know I have a safety net
 
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