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cheapest price for SCJP exam

Bill Nelsen
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Joined: Aug 11, 2004
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What is the cheapest price for the SCJP?? I know that I can order it directly through Sun for $150, but was wondering if there was any discounts available for it somewhere else.

Thanks
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
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If you really wanna the cheapest, you could take SCJP Tiger beta which might hold in coming Spring, which costs you 0 dollars.

Nick


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Hai Le
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Joined: Sep 22, 2004
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0 dollar ?? is it true??
if it's free, i think everybody in this forum will go for it ^_^.

Anyhow, do you have any link or information about SCJP Tiger Beta??


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Bill Nelsen
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Can you please provide more direct information about signing up for this *free* Tiger beta certification exam, because I think that there would be a long line of people interested in taking this *free* test.

To me, $150 is a tax that I have to pay in order to be employed, so if I could avoid that tax, I would be very happy.

Thanks for any info that you may be able to provide
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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Please do not rely on getting on the SCJP 1.5 Beta. The Beta exams are usually only available to those who have passed a previous version of the SCJP examination. (I think I'm wrong on this, I just checked back though old posts on the 1.4 Beta and that seemed to be open to non SCJP holders)

As for getting a cheaper price for SCJP I think that this is perhaps possible via certain educational schools/colleges/universities. SUN also has been known to offer cheaper (or even free) certification events at computing conventions.

As for registering, it's not formally announced as yet. We all have to keep our eyes open for an anouncement on Sun's site or here in this forum (if we keep ourselves in Sun's good book )

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Nicholas Cheung
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Please do not rely on getting on the SCJP 1.5 Beta. The Beta exams are usually only available to those who have passed a previous version of the SCJP examination. (I think I'm wrong on this, I just checked back though old posts on the 1.4 Beta and that seemed to be open to non SCJP holders)

I agree with Barry that not to rely on SCJP Tiger Beta with another point of view. So far, I have taken a number of beta exams. Each beta exam is very difficult in fact. Now, if you take SCJP 1.4, you have an excellent book by Kathy and Bert. However, please dont expect that you have such a book during the beta exam. Those excellent books are usually released when the real exam launched!

In such sense, your only resource is JLS, the Java Language Specification. I am sure that if you are not really interested in reading specs, or even you read the whole spec, you might still get a fail in the beta due to the lack of information. You need to do a lot of researches on various exam objectives, and make your own notes (like MZ).

Hence, you might finally need to go back for SCJP 1.4, or wait for 1 more year when the book for SCJP Tiger is ready.


As for getting a cheaper price for SCJP I think that this is perhaps possible via certain educational schools/colleges/universities. SUN also has been known to offer cheaper (or even free) certification events at computing conventions.

If you are university student, and your university has joined the SAI programme offered by SUN, you will then get a 75% off discount on SCJP 1.4.

Sometimes, in Hong Kong, local SUN will organize some forums, or technology days. If you join those events, you can get a 30% off discount on purchasing MC-based exams, and a 50% off discount on purchasing assignment-based exams (like SCJD and SCEA).


As for registering, it's not formally announced as yet. We all have to keep our eyes open for an anouncement on Sun's site or here in this forum (if we keep ourselves in Sun's good book )

I am looking forward to the announcement, and will start prepare it after my "outstanding" exams.

Nick
Nicholas Cheung
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Can you please provide more direct information about signing up for this *free* Tiger beta certification exam

Just do a simple search in this forum, and you will get more info on that. However, the exam period is not determined at this early stage.

As I said, although it is free, it is NOT easy to get a pass unless you work very hard on it. However, as Tiger is very very new, you might not have enough hands-on experiences on it.

Nick
 
 
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