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IBM certification site is working?

Ashish Sarin
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Is anyone able to access IBM's Certification site ?? I tried taking the sample test as part of the scheme of getting a free voucher but to my surprise IBM site is down for last 4 hrs. is anyone experiencing the same problem ??
sorry, this is an off-topic but only 1000 guys gonna get the free voucher & i really don't wanna miss this opportunity
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Axel Janssen
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yes me. same problem
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Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Yes I have tried http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/ is not working currently.But plz tell me one thing that my Country's standard time is GMT+06.So that 18th.Nov2002 will start first in my country as compare to IBM,USA.And considering this time relationship I have attempted IBM 486 Exam just after 12:00 night i.e just after 00:00(a/c to my country) and has passed.Is this correct?.Will I get IBM 486 Free voucher?.
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Ashish Sarin
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Hi Balaji,
I am planning to take OOAD & UML(486), J2EE connectivity (483) as well as SCEA Part II. But IBM's site is down
Ashish Sarin
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I am really having headache seeing the TCP error whenever i am trying to access the certification site. I dont know why IBM handled this thing so casually I am sure thousands of people would be trying to access that site at this moment, in the hope that they will clear the sample test & get a free actual exam voucher
Ashish Sarin
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Vikki,
I don't have enough idea about it but i feel it must be US time as the site is down for last 4 hrs.(which means when 18-Nov started in US)
Axel Janssen
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Think that voucher-time started at 00:00 at timezone of Toronto, Canada. This might be 4 hours ago. Maybe they want to give a fair chance for americans?
Else it might happen that when americans wake up, all vouchers are yet given away to asia and europe.
Ashish Sarin
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I do agree with u Axel, but atleast IBM people should have made that point clear when they made the announcement about the free certification vouchers.
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Well, this is interesting situation.IBM is one of the Giants of Web Services & it is faild to provide Web Services .Anyway, If IBM considers that 18th Nov.2002 will start a/c to Totonto then it should mention on its site.BTW I don't think that IBM is avoiding to give vouchers to American's .If this happen's then this will be the joke of century
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(still waiting for http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/)
Ashish Sarin
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To be frank, i really find this as a Joke of the day. The time when the site should be up & running at any cost, then it is down that too for last 4-5 hours. I think IBM's site failed because of scalability issues LOL as in the morning thousands of guys must have started to login to the site to take the exam.
Ashish Sarin
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If IBM people see these messages, they gonna regret that they thought of giving free vouchers. Anyways i am not gonna take the test, my mood already spoiled. * sniff *
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ashish sarin
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
I think IBM's site failed because of scalability issues LOL as in the morning thousands of guys must have started to login to the site to take the exam.

If this is true.Then it will be embarrassing situation for IBM.
Bye,
Viki.
Ashish Sarin
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I am waiting for IBM to come up with the reason why the site was down for such a long time. They SHOULD give the reasons for it because many guys like me must have wasted their precious time in the hope that the site will be soon up & running.They should apologize for this.
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
Anyways i am not gonna take the test, my mood already spoiled. * sniff *

Well me too.But I am trying to keep active myself and wait for site back.If IBM gives call at my home when site is up, then probably I am going to see movie .
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Viki.
Ashish Sarin
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I cant wait no more I will try to login after 4-5 hrs when most of the people in US will reach office. I dont think IBM people will be aware that the site has gone down.
*Patience is not one of my virtues*
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ashish sarin
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
They SHOULD give the reasons for it because many guys like me must have wasted their precious time in the hope that the site will be soon up & running.They should apologize for this.

Yups..they should.And it will valuable lesson for us if they came up with technical reasons, that what happen when 1000's of client hit there site at once.But IBM is usual of taking these types of Free Testing.Any non-technical move by them is not expected.
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Viki.
Axel Janssen
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A friend just told me that the http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/ was down yesterday, too, when he tried to access.
They should change the extensive use of "24x7" availability so important in our competitive time in their marketing papers to "sometimes 24x7, but not allways and don't think we are going to tell when exactly".
[ November 18, 2002: Message edited by: Axel Janssen ]
Syed AliRaza Zaidi
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Well Guys Don't forget to count me I don't know what is the problem with IBM their Kits arrive late , voucheres are lost , Site is down Indeed I found Sun Microsystem and Microsoft at least good at these services but I don't know whats going on with IBM.
Still waiting for site to open bcz of course i need vouchere for some paper i.e. XML,UML,J2EE
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ICE resurrected !!!
[ November 18, 2002: Message edited by: Baba Batsha ]
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Originally posted by Axel Janssen:
A friend just told me that the http://certify.torolab.ibm.com/ was down yesterday, too, when he tried to access.

I have taken test yesterday i.e 17th Nov.2002 (a/c to Toronto).
Bye,
Viki.
Ashish Sarin
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Well Axel I would like to tell you that today in the morning the site was working fine & it started to show error when i was registering again at the site because i didnt remember the previous password
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ashish sarin
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Originally posted by Ashish Sarin:
it started to show error when i was registering again at the site because i didnt remember the previous password

Y U Have Register..
Bye,
Viki.
Ashish Sarin
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I was in a hurry to take the test so i had to register. without it no one can take sample test. please don't blame me
regard,
ashish sarin
Hema Menon
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Originally posted by Vikrama Sanjeeva:
And considering this time relationship I have attempted IBM 486 Exam just after 12:00 night i.e just after 00:00(a/c to my country) and has passed.Is this correct?.Will I get IBM 486 Free voucher?.


When the test result is displayed it shows the time on top after the candidate name & registration number. I found that the IBM time is US Eastern time. If your test result report time as Nov. 18 , I am sure you will get a voucher.
Later,
Hema
[ November 18, 2002: Message edited by: Menon Hema ]

~hm
Hema Menon
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IBM Site is up and running now!
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Yes Menon i have check the date it is 17th Nov .
Bye,
Viki.
bhargavi kakarala
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hi,
i have taken sample test today.will i get free voucher.how can i know that i qualified for it.i have passed sample test.

thanks& regards.


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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
YAHOO.....I HAVE CLEARED....IBM OOA&D 486!
Same question, how I will get informed that I have cleared for Free Voucher.!
Bye,
Viki.
Ashish Sarin
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Hi,
I also cleared the two exams 483 & 486. But seems like i am late as compared to u guys *sniff*.
Anyways, the voucher gonna be send by e-mail. so make sure that u specify the correct e-mail address.
regards,
ashish sarin
Ritu Kama
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The announcement says that if you qualified, then IBM will send you voucher in email within 4 business days. So I guess until we get the email from them, we cant be sure.
Keep waiting... 4 long business days :-)
Ritu
Ashish Sarin
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I don't know why IBM specified that the sample exams must be taken before 29th Feb. I feel 1000 guys will be there in one day who gonna clear the exams he he
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ashish sarin
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Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Ya until we dont get voucher, it will be undetermind that we qualify for Free voucher or not.But i think we have taken test very soon, so I hope we will be withing first 1000 people.What do u think?.
BTW now I am going to try 483.But i have 50% knowledge of this paper .
Bye,
Viki.
Axel Janssen
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the ice.lab is unacceptable slow again. No uml voucher. Maybe better so. At least passed 157 and 141 today. Not bad. I am sure its better so. 2 are more than enough.
Vikrama Sanjeeva
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Hi,
Yes its too much slow.Can't believe that its IBM's site
Bye,
Viki.
Bill william
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how to answer this question?

[ November 18, 2002: Message edited by: Bill william ]
Axel Janssen
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At least they are very fast in sending the voucher-confirmation.
Got my 141 and 157. Will try 486, but this is crazy.
Axel
good luck guys.
Axel Janssen
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Originally posted by Bill william:
how to answer this question?


what about
a) do not lay off to many system administrators
Axel Janssen
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ICE resurected again.
Bill william
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is there limit for each test? eg, 100 vouchers for each test? or max 2 voucher for each tester?
 
 
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