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I found out about this over email. I don't see it in the forum yet. Please let me know if I'm duplicating existing content.

Per Oracle's article
To commemorate 20 years of Java, Oracle Certification is offering 20 percent discount on all Java certification exams. The offer available globally is now open through December 31, 2015. Candidates must provide promotional code Java20 at the time of registration.


 
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It may be too late for me now. I have already signed up for my EJB exam. I will take it on June 18th, which is less than two weeks away from now.
 
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So if you already have purchased a voucher, you probably won't be able to enjoy this discount (as you already paid full price and you probably won't get a refund of the discount)
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:So if you already have purchased a voucher, you probably won't be able to enjoy this discount (as you already paid full price and you probably won't get a refund of the discount)

Right. My post is for people who haven't paid yet.
 
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Himai Minh wrote:It may be too late for me now. I have already signed up for my EJB exam. I will take it on June 18th, which is less than two weeks away from now.


Roel De Nijs wrote:So if you already have purchased a voucher, you probably won't be able to enjoy this discount (as you already paid full price and you probably won't get a refund of the discount)


You can cancel your appointment and buy a new voucher!
 
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Alex Torson wrote:
Roel De Nijs wrote:So if you already have purchased a voucher, you probably won't be able to enjoy this discount (as you already paid full price and you probably won't get a refund of the discount)


You can cancel your appointment and buy a new voucher!

Have you already purchased a voucher to pay for a certification exam with 20% discount? Because I wonder if that's possible...
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:Have you already purchased a voucher to pay for a certification exam with 20% discount? Because I wonder if that's possible...


Yes, yestarday I bougt it for 150$, but today I saw this post, so I cancelled the old one, and purchased another one for 130$. I also contacted pearson vue, they sad thats ok, and clarify, that money for the first one will be refunded at 24-48 hours.
 
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what is the last date to avail this offer?

I am planning for 1Z0-897 in 2-3 months from now. Probably end of August or early September this year
 
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Hi Abdul Aziz S Md,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

Abdul Aziz S Md wrote:what is the last date to avail this offer?

From the quote in the first post of this thread: The offer available globally is now open through December 31, 2015.

So I would assume on December 31, 2015 you could schedule a certification exam for April 2016 and still benefit from this discount. As you are planning your certification exam in August/September, you don't have to worry at all about this discount, you'll definitely can benefit from it.

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
 
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I tried this and it didn't work, or at least it didn't show a different price on the receipt. I'm not surprised. Entered Java20 in promotional code box.
 
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Guillermo Ishi wrote:I tried this and it didn't work, or at least it didn't show a different price on the receipt. I'm not surprised. Entered Java20 in promotional code box.

Just tried it, works like a charm!

In Checkout - Step 3: Enter Payment you have to enter the promotional code Java20 and then don't forget to click on the Apply button. When I did the order total was changed: a row with Promotion Code was added and the Total Due amount was changed as well (see screenshot).

PS. If you try to use the promotional code twice for the same exam, you'll get a validation error (This order contains a discount (Java global 20% discount) that does not permit use with other discounts.)

Hope it helps!
Kind regards,
Roel
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Order total after applying promotional code
 
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Roel, were you using the pearson vue site, or something else?
 
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Guillermo Ishi wrote:Roel, were you using the pearson vue site, or something else?

I used Pearson Vue site.
 
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I just registered for my exam and entered the promo code "Java20", got 20% discount.

 
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Hi, just to let you know that this promo code works also for beta exams that can be purchased via pearsonvue. I manage to purchase in this way 1Z1-811.
 
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This is really great!! I will also purchase voucher for OCA 1 soon.
 
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Thank you for the code! I just scheduled my exam with Pearson vue for July 31. I consistently score around 90% on the Enthuware tests, today I even got 98% (1 mistake on a subjective question).

The code saved me even more money than Roel De Nijs! Because the percentage is the same, this unfortunately means I paid more ... Unreducted price is 212.00 euro's so I guess the exchange rate isn't particularly favorable to me.

Looking forward to obtaining the OCA certificate and then study hard for the OCP!
 
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Henno Vermeulen wrote:The code saved me even more money than Roel De Nijs! Because the percentage is the same, this unfortunately means I paid more ... Unreducted price is 212.00 euro's so I guess the exchange rate isn't particularly favorable to me.

If I would book the exam today, I'll have to pay 212 euros as well (without the discount). I think Oracle shamelessly increased the price in euros and probably uses the currently strong dollar (against the euro) as an excuse (1 USD = 0.91 EUR => 245 USD = 223.86 EUR, so we still have a little benefit )
 
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can i use this discount for more than one exam ?
 
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melad ezzat wrote:can i use this discount for more than one exam ?

I didn't notice any restriction about the number of times 1 person can use that code, so I would say "Yes, you can use it for as many certification exams as you want"
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:
melad ezzat wrote:can i use this discount for more than one exam ?

I didn't notice any restriction about the number of times 1 person can use that code, so I would say "Yes, you can use it for as many certification exams as you want"


i tried to book two exams with total 190 eur , the discout was 19 eur , so i think it applied for one exam only
 
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melad ezzat wrote:i tried to book two exams with total 190 eur , the discout was 19 eur , so i think it applied for one exam only

Same behavior when I tried to book two exams in one order. Maybe it's a bug in their price calculation. I wonder what happens if you order the exams one at a time and try to apply the discount code on each order.
 
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Roel De Nijs wrote:I wonder what happens if you order the exams one at a time and try to apply the discount code on each order.

I just contacted Pearson Vue's customer service and they adviced to book the exams one at a time and see if that works...
 
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Hi,

I tried purchasing the voucher through Oracle and Pearson Vue (sends me to Oracle).
I can't seem to find any place to enter the discount code. Has anyone else had this happen?

Thanks!
-Mark
 
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you make order (after selection center and time when you planed exam)
on step
Checkout - Step 3: Enter Payment
you can add promo code
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enter code and press Apply button.
 
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Got it and scheduled!

For some reason it won't let me do it through Oracle's site. I had to go through Pearson Vue and to pick my test center, etc beforehand. But otherwise worked like a charm.

Thanks!
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Just to confirm all above, you can do it only through pearson vue. If you atttempted through oracle site you will not be able to get a discount and you will simply got the voucher on full price. Same concept can be applied also for beta exams, proper way is through pearson site otherwise you pay full voucher.
 
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just a question:

I can buy a voucher in December 2015 and then book for the exam in June...is that correct?
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Danilo Fava wrote:just a question:

I can buy a voucher in December 2015 and then book for the exam in June...is that correct?
Thanks

That's a good question. I think you can. If you (or anyone else) tries it, please post the answer as a reply to this thread.
 
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The promotional code is not valid for exams after 31 jan 2015,I was planning to schedule my exam in march 2016,will i won't be able to take the advantage of coupon by any how?
 
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Sachin Tripathi wrote:The promotional code is not valid for exams after 31 jan 2015,I was planning to schedule my exam in march 2016,will i won't be able to take the advantage of coupon by any how?

That's incorrect!

The promotional code you have to use when scheduling your exam is only valid until 31 December 2015. That's clearly mentioned on Oracle's website. If you try to use it to schedule an exam after this date (even on New Year's Day), you'll get a discount validation error (as shown in the attached screenshot).
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Oh you got me
I wanted to write 31 December on the place of 31 January(unintentional mistake)
 
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What a shame, I understood reading one of the first posts in this thread that the discount code was available through Dec. 31 but you could schedule the actual exam on the following months.
I confirm that's not possible as Roel correctly has pointed out.

I have a question about exam rescheduling for which it seems I'm not able to find an answer because usually rescheduling involve a postponing of the exam.
What if I schedule my exam let say for June and then I feel comfortable to take it before, let say in April: is this allowed?

(answering to directly schedule the exam for April is not allowed )

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Marco Canavese wrote:I have a question about exam rescheduling for which it seems I'm not able to find an answer because usually rescheduling involve a postponing of the exam.
What if I schedule my exam let say for June and then I feel comfortable to take it before, let say in April: is this allowed?

According to the Reschedule Policy of the Oracle Certification Program Policies, you can reschedule for free. There's just 1 restriction: you must reschedule at least 1 business day prior to your exam appointment. But in your case that would definitely not be an issue. So I can't think of any reason why it would not be allowed.
 
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Danilo Fava wrote:just a question:

I can buy a voucher in December 2015 and then book for the exam in June...is that correct?
Thanks


so If I understood well, it is possible to book the exam before the end of December, but you could reschedule for free the appointment... is that correct?

Thanks
 
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I got an additional confirmation from the Oracle Certification Program (OCP) Team
OCP Team wrote:Please note that you need to complete that exam before the promotional code and the voucher expires. OCP Exam Vouchers are not valid after the expiration date and it become void if altered or revised in any way as per our exam voucher policy.
 
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Danilo Fava wrote:so If I understood well, it is possible to book the exam before the end of December, but you could reschedule for free the appointment... is that correct?

You can always reschedule an appointment for free. There's just 1 restriction: you must reschedule at least 1 business day prior to your exam appointment. But in your case that would definitely not be an issue. So I can't think of any reason why it would not be allowed.

But if you have paid with an OCP exam voucher, you can't reschedule the exam after the expiration date of the voucher. And I learned it the hard way! I had a voucher and thought it would be no problem to book my exam before the expiration date and then reschedule/postpone after the expiration date, but that's not possible. I contacted my local Oracle University representative (when the voucher was still valid), but without success: no voucher replacement, no expiration date extension,...
 
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Thanks very much. I made the registration through the Pearson Vue site with 20% discount.
At first I was very frustrated because it always brought me back to the Oracle site and the Oracle site does not give me any discount. It also collects extra taxes.
Make sure you register with Pearson Vue then proceed with scheduling because you purchase the voucher.
 
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