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Good News! Now the promo Vouchers expire on June, 30th 2004

Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Expiration date for the vouchers have been changed to June 30, 2004. Got this info from "certad@ca.ibm.com". Changed it from March, 31st to Jun,30th.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Hi Naina,
Thanks for telling us. In this case, I will reschedule the exam a bit later (originally this Sat) to April, as I am still waiting for Howard's book.
Thanks.
Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
I have postponed all my exams
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
I cannot postpone all exams, as I still have 3 left.
I wish I can finish all of them before May, so that I can focus on my own study, and put aside those certificate exams.
Nick
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
great news. I was about to give up on my 287 voucher as time was running out.
Ray
SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA (part 1), IBM-484
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
I haven't go any such mail from IBM.


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Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
I called Prometric to schedule the exams before Mar'31st. Then, they told me that vouchers have an expiration date upto June'30th. I was so surprised to learn that and confirmed the same with IBM by sending an email.
You can also send an email to IBM and clarify incase if i am wrong. I just thought i would inform the group.
v giri
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Joined: Aug 27, 2002
Posts: 128
Friends
For everyone planning to take after 3/31, I strongly suggest to schedule the exam for an approximate date in April, May or June. If you can get a confirmation email then you are fine. You can always reschedule it later to a more suitable date.
We have seen extended vouchers running into difficulties in the last minute. People have run from pillar to post (vendor to Promteric and back) to get the voucher issue sorted out.
Best wishes and Good Luck to everyone.


-giri
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Yes Giri is right. You have to schedule the exams before MARCH,31st. Once you have a confirmation email, you can take them anytime upto June'30th.
Its better to call Prometric and fix a date for taking exam before March'31st. Scheduling date could be anywhere from now to June'30th.
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
I've booked 287 for the 7th May. I will change this later to the end of June. You cannot book more than 8 weeks ahead.
Ray
Vijay S. Rathore
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Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 449
I did send the mail to IBM and got the confirmation about the extension of the voucher expiry date. But friends I will have to write my 287 on 28th march only because of some time constraints.
Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
I tried to reschedule my 486 exam at Prometric web site, but received the following error message

Error: The testing date is out of the allowed range.

How can I reschedule the exam?
Some people told they had done that.


<b>Luciano Queiroz</b><br/>
 Brazil<br/>
 <i>SCJP 1.2, SCWCD, IBM 141, IBM 483, SCJP 1.4, IBM 484, IBM 287, SCBCD, SCEA, SCJP 5.0, SCJP 6.0, SCWCD 5</i>
Ramon Gill
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Joined: May 15, 2003
Posts: 344
Luciano,
You can only book up to 8 weeks in advance. Try booking a date in April and then re-schedule later.
Ray
Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
Yes!
I tried to reschedule to April 22nd!
But received the error message from Prometric.
Has anyone faced this same problem?
Naina Si
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Joined: Nov 05, 2003
Posts: 134
Luciano,
Try calling Prometric and see if they can help you out with rescheduling..
Luciano Queiroz
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Joined: Feb 04, 2002
Posts: 172
My problem was solved!
I contacted IBM and they sent me a new voucher, which I could use to reschedule my 486 exam.
Ajeet Jose
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Joined: Dec 05, 2003
Posts: 68
I have the same problem, but when I contacted IBM, I get the following response
Hello,
If you have attained a voucher through the following program: http://www-1.ibm.com/certify/news/20031118a.shtml, and have not already scheduled a test appointment using that voucher that you attained, then yes, the voucher does expire on June 30, 2004.
If you have already scheduled your testing appt using the voucher, then you cannot change your testing appt date to after March 31, 2004.
Sorry, but I cannot reissue you new vouchers. It is not true that IBM reiussed new vouchers to solve this problem. We had some vouchers left over from the voucher program so we decided to use those for a different program. But since we could not change the expiration date for just some of these vouchers, we had to change the expiration date for all of the vouchers because they were from the same lot

Could anyone help me what should I do to postpone the exam.
thanks
Raje Selvaraj
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Joined: Jan 12, 2004
Posts: 14
I just called prometric to see if I can reschedule the exam from March 28th to sometime in April. The representative said, it cannot be rescheduled due to the expiration date of March 31st on the voucher.
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Cheer up!!!
As the email said, if you have already scheduled your exam, there is no way to postpone it. Thus, what you can do now is, study hard, and take the exam before 31 March.
Best luck.
Nick
Ajeet Jose
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Joined: Dec 05, 2003
Posts: 68
Luciano Queiroz,
How did you manage to get a new voucher?.
For me IBM says NO
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Maybe he is the 1st few guys doing this, and IBM simply handles his request.
However, since he posted this out, and many people request IBM to do the same thing, thus, IBM decided not to cater for the rest of people.
Nick
Vivek Viswanathan
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Joined: Mar 03, 2001
Posts: 350
It worked for me too,
It is good that I read this thread since I had just one more exam to give IBM 141 and I didnt wanna give it, rather I would have given the exam but I wouldnt have prepared for the exam, just give the exam and hope that I would pass.
Thanks
v2


Vivek Viswanathan SCJP 1.2, SCJP 1.6,SCJD,SCEA,SCWCD,IBM-484,IBM-486,IBM-141,Ms.NET C# 70-316,SCMAD, LPIC-I
faiza athar
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 136
Can someone please post the link for ibm exams for which the voucher is available???
Can i get a voucher for the xml exam?

Thanks
faiza
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
Hi faiza,
The promotion has been ended on 31 Jan 2004.
You can get this news from:
Announcement: WebSphere, XML and CICS Pre-Assessment/Sample Tests Move from "ICE" to "Prime" / Free Testing Opportunity
and the expiry of the promotion from:
Announcement: WebSphere, XML and CICS Pre-Assessment/Sample Tests Move from "ICE" to "Prime" / Free Testing Opportunity is Now Closed
Nick
faiza athar
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 136
Thanks for the info, guess i'm too late...huh!
 
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