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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...
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.
"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer sscce.org
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.