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Free Testing Vouchers from IBM

Mannu Sureka
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Joined: May 09, 2001
Posts: 38
IBM is giving away free testing vouchers for some of their certification exams. Has anyone got the free testing voucher.
Free Certification Testing Opportunity - WebSphere and XML
arun sahni
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Joined: Jan 16, 2002
Posts: 91
Hi
I was between giving 157 test but getting no response. Has anybody got same problem?


Arun Sahni<br />SCJP2,SWCD,<br />BEA Certified Specialist: Server <br />JCert Enterprise Developer for BEA.
Kevin Thompson
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Joined: May 04, 2001
Posts: 237
Mannu,
The link you posted says you need to wait four days.
Jose Velarde
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Joined: Sep 11, 2002
Posts: 78
I am giving the 157 test a try but the site always hangs. Anyone experiencing the same? I was about half-way done when it hanged. Also, I have to wait 2-3 minutes to be able to go to the next question.
arun sahni
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Joined: Jan 16, 2002
Posts: 91
hi
I tried for 157 and got voucher confirmation.
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
I just finished XML pree assesment...and pass...hope I'll get a free voucher


Nazmul<br />SCJP,SCWCD,IBM OOAD with UML
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

I have joined you guys passing the pre assessment for xml and uml...


Ashik Uzzaman
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Salesforce.com, San Francisco, CA, USA.
partha
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 17, 2002
Posts: 5
Hello
Even i tried 157 and 489. After finishing the exam, no information is given that a free voucher will be sent to you.
partha
Nazmul Huda Sarkar
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 317
I got the voucher for XML
Kapil Bamba
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Joined: Nov 20, 2002
Posts: 6
guys who got the free voucher, did you get a confirmation with the ICE results that "You will get the free voucher"? I got one when I did the DB2 free voucher test but not for 157 today.

regards
kapil
Baba Batsha
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Joined: Jul 16, 2002
Posts: 94
DB2 is not in this offer
partha
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 17, 2002
Posts: 5
I got vouchers for UML and Websphere.
chintan desai
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 16, 2002
Posts: 10
Originally posted by partha:
I got vouchers for UML and Websphere.

Today Morning I passed Pre-assessment IBM 158 exam. But when I finished the exam it just showed me the result , it did not tell me anything about voucher. Can Anyone please tell me when did you come to know about the voucher? That you received after sometime in email? Even after completing the exam I have not received any email from IBM yet.
Thanks,
Chintan.
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

My experience with IBM and their free voucher programs is that they don't print some kind of 'congratulations' message at the time. You just need to be patient and they'll email it to you in due time.


Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
Priya Joseph
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Joined: Nov 15, 2002
Posts: 3
Hey Arun,
Tell me also yaar what topics to concentrate on for the Exam 157. I mean i am totally lost as what to study?
Regards,
Priya.
Suman Veeravalli
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 5
Hi All,
I passed the test 489 on the 19th.But still I didnt get my voucher.Does any one know if I will be in the 1000 people?
Suman
Suman Veeravalli
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 5
Hi,
In my last reply, I meant I passed the sample test and not the actual test.Thanx.
Suman
Sumit Amar
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
Posts: 180
Hey there, I just passed 486(UML) preassesment test with 78%, but there is no confirmation of voucher. Do they give it through email ?


SCJP, SCWCD, OCA, OCP-DBA 9i, <a href="http://brainbench.com/transcript.jsp?pid=2232802" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BCIP</a>, MCP, MCAD, MCSD.NET, MCDBA, MCTS (SQL 05), MCITP (DBD, DBA)
rick collette
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 208
Hi,
Have they stop giving out vouchers now?
peterw686
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 18, 2002
Posts: 2
I passed the sample test of 158 last Wednesday but haven't got any email from IBM. Anybody knows what's wrong?
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

I dropped them an email yesterday (as I've taken and passed several exams since last Wednesday) to ask. I haven't heard back yet - I suspect it's just backed up.
stephen Kang
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Joined: Jul 26, 2002
Posts: 53
Theodore,
i got the email from my company that ibm issued 1000 more free vouchers for websphere and xml.
thus, total free vouchers are not 1000 but 2000.


Stephen Kang
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

Just heard back from IBM - they are a bit behind on sending out vouchers, but are expecting them to all be out before 13 December 2002.
Eh.
Budong Li
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 20, 2002
Posts: 9
I already got vouchers.
chintan desai
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 16, 2002
Posts: 10
I appeared for the pre-assessment test on 20th of November and passed it, I still have not heard from them about Free voucher. Do you think still there are any chances of getting it? or Whom should I write to inquire about status?
Thanks,
Chintan.
Suman Veeravalli
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 22, 2002
Posts: 5
Chinton,
I too passed the sample test on 20th at 8PM and I inquired about the free voucher with IBM and they replied saying that the first 1000 vouchers were out by 10AM on the 20th and said that I will be getting my voucher before the 13th of december as they increased the vouchers by 1000.So you too should be getting the voucher by the 13th.
Prabu Swami
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Joined: Jun 13, 2001
Posts: 35
The Free voucher offer is officially closed !
chintan desai
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 16, 2002
Posts: 10
HI Suman,
Could you please give me email address at which you contacted to the IBM for free voucher.
Thanks,
Chintan.
Ashik Uzzaman
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Joined: Jul 05, 2001
Posts: 2370

I also passed WebShepre Application Server and J2EE Connector exams but did not get those vouchers. This is probably because I already got XML and UML vouchers...
Srinivas Suman
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 04, 2002
Posts: 1
Chintan,
EmailID is : certad@ca.ibm.com
Thanx.
Suman
call me anand
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 1
Hello Sridhar,
Have you received voucher yet?
Please Let me know,
Thanks,
Anand.
bharat nagpal
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Joined: Oct 26, 2002
Posts: 76
got free voucher for 158 today ... appeared for the test in Nov.
chintan desai
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 16, 2002
Posts: 10
Hello Bhart,
Can you please tell me on which date you had passed sample test from IBM.? I passed it on 20th NOv but have not heard from them yet.
Thanks,
CHintan.
[ December 11, 2002: Message edited by: chintan desai ]
Theodore Casser
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Joined: Mar 14, 2001
Posts: 1902

My vouchers are still filtering in from around the 20th, so be patient. They did say they'd send them all out before EOB tomorrow.
Majid Khan
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Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 92
Hi All I got a voucher from Ibm.
I had nearly forgotten about it
I guess Theodore is right
these guys are very late!
All the best for the wait!
regards
Mac
rahul dutt
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 23, 2002
Posts: 12
hi..
i got a voucher for ibm 483 yesterday on dec 12..cool..i have to start preparing for it now.. can any of u guys lead me to a single post where i can get all the info abt the exam( not the objectives, pass %age and all that stuff)but the books i have to read..
thanks in advance
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
Nice job, guys.
Is there any free voucher still available?
Holmes Wong
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
Posts: 163
Hi, Don:
I think all 2000 free vouchers are gone by Dec. 13th.
BTW, your cert record is very impressive, 10 certs! I am wondering if they helped you landed a job. If you tell me no, then I will stop taking certs, its endless. Thanks.

Originally posted by Don Liu:
Nice job, guys.
Is there any free voucher still available?
John Lee
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Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
Originally posted by Holmes Wong:
Hi, Don:
I think all 2000 free vouchers are gone by Dec. 13th.
BTW, your cert record is very impressive, 10 certs! I am wondering if they helped you landed a job. If you tell me no, then I will stop taking certs, its endless. Thanks.

Hi Holmes:
I think my certs helped. So I think certs help in general. But that is just my opinion.
Thanks for the information!
Holmes Wong
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
Posts: 163
Hi, Don:
Last time they promised to give out 1000 vouchers first, then they added another 1000. I would suggest you to send a message to them ask about if they still have it. Its possible they will add another batch if more people ask for it ).
Your message encouraged me a bit anyway. Thanks.
 
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