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SCJP 1.4 question

Richard Chou
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Joined: Dec 28, 2003
Posts: 7
Hello everyone, I want to ask a question about the SCJP 1.4. One of the test center in my country (New Zealand) told me that I can take the exam by just logging on www.prometric.com and give them my credict card information. But when I logged in, they want me to provide a 'promotion code' or 'voucher number', they didn't ask for my credict card. So I assume that, I *must* buy a voucher from Sun first, then log on Prometric to make an appointment? Also is there any other way to pay for the exam? I don't have credict card
many thanks,
Richard
[ January 06, 2004: Message edited by: Richard Chou ]
Anish Doshi
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Joined: Jun 13, 2003
Posts: 23
Hey Richard,
I am from new zealand as well. And I would say its quite hard to get an exam voucher. What I did is I called the solnet edu. in nz and they said that d vouchers can be available from australia and they dont give vouchers here in new zealand. So i had to mail to the guyz in australia. and they arranged it for me. And even i faced the same problem of credit card. I had no credit card. So I asked them if it was alright if i pay them by direct debit thru my bank and they said its alright. And they gave me the voucher no and mailed me the invoice. And the whole process took about 3 weeks. So be fast at it and mind you it will cost you much more coz u have to pay the GST and $25 as the fees for direct debit to australian account. So plz b fast at the whole thing and dont leave it for the last minute. And after you have d voucher the time is limited to 1 year for the exam and thats enough time. so even if therez time for you to give the exam start the procedure soon.
hope this helps you.
Kind Regards,
Anish Doshi.


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Richard Chou
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Joined: Dec 28, 2003
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Glad to see one from NZ as well!
What I did is I called the solnet edu. in nz and they said that d vouchers can be available from australia and they dont give vouchers here in new zealand. So i had to mail to the guyz in australia. and they arranged it for me.

Yeah that's right, I emailed the IWEB in Auckland, they didn't give voucher as well. So I called 0800 628 193 to Aus, and there was this guy called John Roker (guess he's a Sun representative) and he asked me to email him, tell him what I want to buy. Ok I emailed him, but hasn't got his reply. Are they still in holiday break?
And they gave me the voucher no and mailed me the invoice. And the whole process took about 3 weeks.

So after I get the voucher, I will have the voucher number. I use the voucher number to log on Prometric to book the exam? Three weeks is quite long though.

So be fast at it and mind you it will cost you much more coz u have to pay the GST and $25 as the fees for direct debit to australian account

So that's about $356+GST+$25=$420 total. WOW!!
So plz b fast at the whole thing and dont leave it for the last minute. And after you have d voucher the time is limited to 1 year for the exam and thats enough time. so even if therez time for you to give the exam start the procedure soon.

I already had some experience with Java (from University), so hope I can get it prepared within 1 year. However I need to consider the cost of taking the exam.
Thanks for your help!
[ January 07, 2004: Message edited by: Richard Chou ]
[ January 07, 2004: Message edited by: Richard Chou ]
Dan Gun
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 26
Hi, I'm from NZ as well.
Wow that's quite an involved process of getting the voucher #.
If you calculate the current US/NZ $ exchange rate the exam shouldn't cost $356!!! Also if you use CC you don't have to add another $25 to the total, as the $25 is for the bank's TT fee.
Luckily, if i pass the exam, my employer will pick up the tab
Got the K & B book yet?
[ January 07, 2004: Message edited by: Dan Gun ]

SCJP 1.4
Richard Chou
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Joined: Dec 28, 2003
Posts: 7
Hello Dan,
I don't have the K & B book, I only got two books for SCJP 1.2, hope they can be enough for me. I'll try some 1.4 mock questions,too.
$356 is the price I saw from Prometric, maybe different countries have different pricing. It is a little expensive for me, though.
Ok, time to study for the exam...good luck to you,too.
Anish Doshi
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Joined: Jun 13, 2003
Posts: 23
Hey,
It's written on prometric that the exam fees are $356, but actually if you buy a voucher from sun you get a discout and it cost $250. So totally you pay sun $250 + GST = $281.25. And you pay the bank the direct debit fees of $25 if you do not have a credit card or else only $281.25. It cost me a total of $306.25. All NZ$. It happened to me as well. My representative went for a leave and I received no reply for almost a week. Dont wrry bout that if you already have time before exam.
Kind Regards,
Anish Doshi.
Dan Gun
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Joined: Aug 06, 2003
Posts: 26
Excellent, that's what I like to hear. $250 is quite reasonable with the current exchange rate.
 
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