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SCJA price

Alex Birmingham
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Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 54
Hey guys,

Just two weeks ago I checked out the Sun website for my SCJA voucher and was quoted $100. But today I'm looking at the website (which seems to have been revamped a bit) and I'm seeing a $300 price tag???

Please tell me I'm simply on the wrong page here:

http://www.sun.com/training/catalog/courses/CX-310-019.xml



Thanks much,
Alex Birmingham


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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
author and cow tipper
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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Wow! That's quite a price hike.

It surprised me as well. I figured you were wrong, for sure, but I hunted around myself, and it sure looks that way.

I guess the price of oil has finally affected the price of a certification exam.

-Cameron McKenzie
Alex Birmingham
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Joined: May 22, 2008
Posts: 54
Ouch, okay =(

And that special offer for a free re-take is over now too, aye?
javaseeds
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 2
It appears price hikes for several certs have gone into effect.

Programmer's exam up to $300 from $200. Developer's exam up to $375 from $300?
Raphael Rabadan
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Joined: Jul 05, 2008
Posts: 141
Honestly, i think it's a mistake because in Brazil's Sun Site it's the same price, yet.

if someone confirms the price really changed i'll buy another voucher to me before they change on Brazil's site too.


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Roy Bingham
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Joined: May 21, 2008
Posts: 7
In Ireland it was �210 then it went down to �100 for a few days now its back at �210 so Sun must be fidgeting about with their prices
Amey Rane
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Joined: Mar 21, 2007
Posts: 15
Hey,

I think I know what your problem is. I guess you first went on the Sun website and saw thw price of $100. The second time you logged in it was the prometric site. The prometric site shows the price of SCJA as $300 but once you register on phone using your voucher number you get it for free(ofcourse you have to pay hundred for the voucher)
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Originally posted by Amey Rane:
Hey,

I think I know what your problem is...



Yeah, in the past Prometric had a different price. But indeed, it is now the Sun Microsystems website that is reporting this new price.

Looks like almost all of the Sun exams have gone under a price revision.

-Cameron McKenzie
Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2007
Posts: 759
Wow , The SCJP 6 has the same price too, The most shocking thing is the SCJD price which is $ 375. Is it for real? If it is, I'm lucky because I bought the SCJD project assignment in about 2 weeks ago. Is it because the gas price?

Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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You could even sell your old voucher and make money...Just think of how much money we could have made scalping Sun Certification Vouchers. If only we had known!

-Cameron McKenzie
Anna Baik
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Joined: Dec 08, 2006
Posts: 9
Looks like the free retake offer has been extended - I got an email today with this:
http://uk.sun.com/training/savings/retake.xml?CID=e5575

For what it's worth, the current UK price for the SCJA is exactly the same as last year - �150 (excluding VAT). The SCWCD and SCJP are also �150.
Jay Dee
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Joined: Jul 25, 2008
Posts: 1
Ouch! So much for sitting for the SCJA...

My career path is IT Project Management, I work at a company that has standardized on Microsoft, and there are no test centers convenient to me. The entire concept of pursuing the SCJA was of marginal relevance and interest to me before, but the price jump clinches it. Too many more valuable certifications to pursue...

If anyone is interested in a copy of Cam's study guide, PM me.


-JD
 
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