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Passing SCJA in Poland is too expensive

Piotr Gmyz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2007
Posts: 13
Greetings,
I was preparing for the SCJA exam for more than two weeks. A was assured by a Prometric center that I would be able to pay for the exam in cash and that it would be about $132 (in our currency of course). Notice that the exam in US costs $100...
When I arrived, it turned out that I need a voucher from Sun
In Poland a voucher for SCJA costs the same as a voucher for SCJP, that is about $281
I affirmed that it is not worth that kind of money. While in Poland people earn 4x less, they have to pay 3x more for the same exam

I wonder if I can buy a voucher in US for $100 and use it to pass the exam in Poland. Does anybody know?

Meantime, I'm preparing for SCWCD 1.4 with HF Servlets&JSP...

Best regards


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Mikalai Zaikin
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Joined: Jun 04, 2002
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Originally posted by Piotr Gmyz:
Greetings,
I was preparing for the SCJA exam for more than two weeks.
...
In Poland a voucher for SCJA costs the same as a voucher for SCJP, that is about $281


Dzien dobry, Piotr !

I am fully agree that it's a rip off.
Why are you taking SCJA after SCJP ?
My opinion is that SCJA is not that valuable as SCJP is.
Just skip to SCWCD

regards,
MZ


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marc weber
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Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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Originally posted by Piotr Gmyz:
... A was assured by a Prometric center...

Don't get me started on Prometric.

As certification exams go, the SCJA still relatively inexpensive. However, I agree with Mikalai in questioning the benefit of an SCJA certification along with the SCJP and SCWCD. Personally, I would just focus on the SCWCD.


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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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I agree completely.

I know the exams were always $100 US, or $150 Canadian, as a little while ago, $1US was worth about $1.50 Canadian. But now that the Canadian dollar is worth more than the greenback, things should come in line, but they haven't.

It's amazing how far the US dollar has fallen. I heard that all the baseball players in the US are starting to negotiate thier salaries in Mexican Pesos because it's a much more stable currency.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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