Can anyone decipher the discontinuation mess and help me...
I have just yesterday paid my 3,000RMB/200 pounds into Sun Shanghai's bank account to buy part 1 and 3 of the (old) architects exam, unfortunatley for me Sun Microsystems Shanghai were very helpful in giving me their bank details but did not see fit to tell the exam was discontinued. TA MA DE! I only realised this today when I logged into Javaranch.
So do I have to actually have to SIT and PASS part 1 before I can buy part 2 voucher? The actual real process of buying part 2 seems a mystery to me.
If so, then as it takes Sun Shanghai at least one week to email the voucher, then how can I sit, hopefully pass, have certmanager updated (takes around 2-3 days I think) then buy my part 2 voucher all before 29th?
What can I do???
The only way I can see is if Sun will let me buy a part 2 voucher after 29th, or let me buy one before 29th but without yet having passed part 1. [ February 17, 2008: Message edited by: John Summers ]
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At least here in Brazil you don't have to wait until you pass part I to buy the voucher for part II. As a matter of fact, all voucher are the same. It doesnt matter which one you use. So as far as prometric is concerned, the voucher you bought for part III may as well be used for part II. (This is how it works here in Brazil).
The thing is that a voucher can be tipically used for any 310(preffix) exam. I was having problems with this "discontinuantion" mess as well, as I probably would not be able to buy vouchers for part II and III before feb 29th (I already passed part I).
But I emailed Sun and they admitted they had no way of knowing which exam you buyyour voucher for, that means: Nothing stops me from buying a voucher for SCJP exam after feb 29th, and then schedulling in prometric SCEA part III, as long as I do it before december 31th, of course.