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Save 25% on Java Technology Certification Exams

Anupam Sinha
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 1088
Hi All

Java is celebrating it's 10th Birthday so there's a 25% discount for the certifications. Make the most of it.



Click here for more info.
[ May 25, 2005: Message edited by: Anupam Sinha ]
Jas Oberai
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Joined: Jan 16, 2005
Posts: 231
Hi ,
So does that mean if i buy a voucher for eg.SCWCD(310-081) between May23-june30th,I will get a 25% discount...though i can use this voucher later on within one year of purchase date???Tht sounds good.


SCJP 1.4 (88%)<br />SCWCD 1.4 (88%)
manikandan cit
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Joined: Mar 14, 2005
Posts: 6
hi guys,

how to get the voucher
Joe Sondow
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Joined: Apr 10, 2005
Posts: 195
I'm so glad I checked the message board today. I placed my order on Monday, May 23, for my SCJP 1.4 exam, to be taken on Friday, and I didn't see any promotion for the 25% discount, so I signed up to pay full price. Now I'll try to see if I can redo the order, this time with the discount. I just emailed Sun about it. Thanks for letting us know, Anupam.


SCJA 1.0 (98%), SCJP 1.4 (98%)
amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 806
same question of JAS
discount...though i can use this voucher later on within one year of purchase date???Tht sounds good.

can we purchase one or more voucher and use it later within one year ??

anybody give link to some related answer ?


regards,


Thanks and Regards, Amit Taneja
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982
You can check with your local SUN representatives.

Nick


SCJP 1.2, OCP 9i DBA, SCWCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4 (SAI), SCJD 1.4, SCWCD 1.4 (Beta), ICED (IBM 287, IBM 484, IBM 486), SCMAD 1.0 (Beta), SCBCD 1.3, ICSD (IBM 288), ICDBA (IBM 700, IBM 701), SCDJWS, ICSD (IBM 348), OCP 10g DBA (Beta), SCJP 5.0 (Beta), SCJA 1.0 (Beta), MCP(70-270), SCBCD 5.0 (Beta), SCJP 6.0, SCEA for JEE5 (in progress)
Nik Raut
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Joined: May 23, 2005
Posts: 22

In addition to 25% discount on certification courses, SUn is also providing free web-based J2SE 5.0 overview.


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Bilal Sallakh
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 45
Can this discount be combined with the 75% off discount offered for those who took the SCJP 5.0 beta exam?

75% off and 25% off = 81.25% off (it cound be 75% off + 25% off = 100% off )


SCJP for J2SE 5.0 (beta)<br />SCJA (beta)
Chitra AP
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 42
Just now I ordered my voucher for 1.4 and did not get 25% discount. E-mailed to Sun asking credit of 25%.
Anupam Sinha
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 1088
Did you follow the link provided in the first post.

The link says : Provide Priority Code WW45JCE at the time of registration.
Chitra AP
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Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 42
Yes, I entered the promotion code but it didn't reflects the discount.
Joe Sondow
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Joined: Apr 10, 2005
Posts: 195
Originally posted by amit taneja:
same question of JAS
discount...though i can use this voucher later on within one year of purchase date???Tht sounds good.

can we purchase one or more voucher and use it later within one year ??

anybody give link to some related answer ?


regards,


I emailed registrars@sun.com with the question:
If I buy exam vouchers before June 30, 2005, with the 25% discount mentioned on http://www.sun.com/training/savings/java_10.xml
how soon must I take the exams? Can I save the voucher for later in the year, or must I take the exams before June 30?

They replied:
Hi,

Thank you for choosing Sun Educational Services for your training needs. This is in response to the question you posted below via the website and/or registrars@sun.com.

To qualify for the discount offer, purchase must be made between May 23, 2005 and June 30 2005.

Once exam vouchers are purchased you have up to one year from the date of purchase to use it. Each voucher is valid for one exam and may only be used at an Authorized Prometric Testing Center in the country for which it was purchased. Please be aware that exam vouchers are nonrefundable for any reason.

Should you require additional information, please contact us by email at Registrars@Sun.com or by phone at 1-800-422-8020 and an Education Specialist will be able to assist you.

Thank you,
Tommy Rivera

Sun Educational Services
Register Online
US: http://sun.com/training
Canada: http://ca.sun.com/training
Toll Free: 1-800-422-8020
Fax: 303-464-4490
Email: Registrars@Sun.com
Jas Oberai
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Joined: Jan 16, 2005
Posts: 231
Thanks Joe,
So..i think i should get a voucher for "SCWCD" before 30th june,and i can use it in near future.gr8 promotion....
cheers!!!
amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 806
thats cool ..but how can we sure that i will get discount on purchase of voucher through online.... chitra Ap didn't get the discount

its v.strange....and bit of hasitation while making transation online
till ranchers give thier report of successfull transation...

i think we will also get the discount if we purchase the voucher from any prometric center......then i can give them cash on discounted money.. that will be safer transation i think

***********************************
Anyway... Ranchers just do acknowledge of your online successfull transation so other ranchers will be fearless make online transaction or else contact their nearer prometric center...
*************************************

regards,
Mike Zhong
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Joined: Mar 04, 2005
Posts: 4
Answer from Sun:

the discount is taken on the back end by us, as the web site is not able
to apply the discount. So, before you are charged for the exam, by our
billing department, the 25% discount will be applied.
reubin haz
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Joined: May 12, 2005
Posts: 287
After we pay fees online, they will mail us the voucher, and then we can use it when we go to a testing centre to take the exam, is this the process of taking the certification exams?

Thanks.


SCJA, SCJP5.0, SCBCD, SCWCD
Hiten Ravani
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 8
Hi all,

I live in Australia and am currently preparing for SCBCD exam. After reading this post I called up my local Sun Representative centre to buy the SCBCD voucher and I asked for the 25% discount to which they happily agreed. Now after two days they email me back stating that the discount is not applicable to Australia and probably would be only restricted to US. I found this very strange and unprofessional. As no where on the Sun Website it mentions that these conditions/discounts only apply to US customers.

Can somebody confirm if that's true and if not what am I supposed to do to get the 25% discount.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Hiten.
Anupam Sinha
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Joined: Apr 13, 2003
Posts: 1088
Hi Hiten

Check the link on the first page. It says the offer is valid worldwide. I think you might have to make and e-purchase for the discount. Try waiting a few days and see if anyone in Australia get the discount or not. Or your best bet would be deal online and try your luck.

Best of luck.
Ice Penov
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Joined: Apr 19, 2005
Posts: 70
Hi Hiten,

I am from Macedonia and today I asked Sun about the 25% local discount. They said sure no problem, but we'll see how it goes. If it says that the offer is available worldwide, it should mean that.

Maybe you should contact a different Sun official...

All the best,
Ice


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yung wong
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Joined: May 04, 2004
Posts: 16
Hi,

Same problem as here. I called sun representive in Taiwan. They told me that me the discount is not work in Taiwan. is it not worldwide?
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
I've yet to get a discount from a US based company on anything...
Sometimes local offices run their own independent discount programs but I've never seen them honour US programs.

This isn't limited to Sun, it applies to everything.


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Ashwin Kumar
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Joined: Apr 07, 2005
Posts: 78
I purchased the exam last week, and at the time of purchasing i didnt get any discount but today i got voucher and the 25% discount. It seems when they actually process the payment they are giving 25% discount. Also make sure you enter the promo code when buy the exam.....


Preparing SCEA..<br />SCBCD 5.0<br />SCWCD 1.4<br />SCJP 1.4
amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 806
Originally posted by shonak valvekar:
I purchased the exam last week, and at the time of purchasing i didnt get any discount but today i got voucher and the 25% discount. It seems when they actually process the payment they are giving 25% discount. Also make sure you enter the promo code when buy the exam.....


what is promo code ? is it promotion code

where to get it from ?
sweety do
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 08, 2005
Posts: 14
hi amit,
the promo code is WW45JCE
apply this while u r buying the vocher from sun..
sweety
amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 806
sweety ..i have send u pvt mssg ..

do read it

thanx
Praveen Mumbai
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Joined: Jun 11, 2005
Posts: 1
Hi EveryOne,

Got the Voucher for Rs 5400/-(approx $120)in India which is applicable for all sun Exam begin with 310 prefix. I contacted SKS_Sales_AsiaSouth@sun.com for this & sent a DD to them(Bangalore). Got the voucher in 3 days.
Also the voucher is valid upto June 2006.

Enjoy

Praveen
shetal bansal
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 63
Pls. can anyone tell me where(i.e. on which screen/page in Sun`s site) have I to enter the promotion code?Because on the sun`s site after adding the exam voucher to my shopping cart, on Order Preview screen, I see no such field asking for the promotion code, I see something called as "Priority Code", is it the same as "Prmotion Code"?
Thanks,
Shetal
John Wolf
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
Posts: 64
Shetal,

Yes the Priority Code is the same as Promotion Code.


SCJP 1.2, SCJP 1.4, SCJA, SCWCD 1.4<br /> <br />------------------------------<br />
Mark Cave
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Joined: May 22, 2005
Posts: 92
Here is the response from Sun Educational Services for anyone who lives in the middle east:

Thank you for your interest in Sun Educational Services, and in particular, the
certification procedure, please find outlined below details of this process :

Certification vouchers can be bought directly from Sun Educational Services at a
cost of $150 each (-25% discount so the cost of the voucher will beat 112.5 USD) . You can pay for these in cash, bank transfer or company
check. We do not accept personal checks. For details, please contact:
ses_ae@sun.com
amit taneja
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Joined: Mar 14, 2003
Posts: 806
pls give me the link from where transaction to be made in sun website ..?

and most importantly pls tell me

is voucher is in the form of softcopy ?
do we get the voucher through email or snail mail(regular post)?

if we get it through email ? how to deal with it , i mean how to take it to prometric center ? is voucher is some code or what ?

pls reply ?

regards,
shetal bansal
Ranch Hand

Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 63
Sumit!!Thanks for the reply
-Shetal
Rupak Khurana
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Joined: Mar 01, 2005
Posts: 89
Reading this thread, I purchased the SCJP voucher and entered the promo code as mentioned in the posts above. However I was charged $150 and I did not get the 25% discount. What do I do ?


SCJP 1.5<br />SCWCD 1.4
Lokesh Rai
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Joined: Nov 10, 2004
Posts: 39
I inquired from Prometric centers here in India, and they told me the 25% discount on vouchers is valid only if we give exam before 30th June 2005 (yes, within the next 15 days). But looking at the messages here, I get the picture that it's valid till next year June. Will someone from Sun please confirm?
Tx..L.
Shalini Chandel
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Joined: May 05, 2005
Posts: 115
Hi Lokesh,

25% discount on vouchers are available till June 30, 2005. That means you have to purchase the voucher before June 30, 2005. After that 25% discount is not available.

And Voucher is valid for 1 year i.e. June 30, 2006.

Hope this clear your doubt.

Regards,
Shalini


SCJP 1.4
Lokesh Rai
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Joined: Nov 10, 2004
Posts: 39
Thanks Shalini for the confirmation. I was under the same impression, but when i called a prometric center here, I got this news, so I mentioned. Anyway, that must be a misunderstanding from their side..L.
Siva Ram
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 16, 2001
Posts: 9
Even, I had the same problem. not showing the discount amount in the checkout cart. When I contacted Sun about this, this is the reply that I received.

As long as you provide the Priority Code at the time of registration and
meet the terms and conditions of the promotion (Purchasing Java Exam
Voucher, etc), you will receive the discount. Please note that the
discount will not appear in your shopping cart or web order summary, but
will be applied upon post-processing of your order.


Siva Ram<br />SCJP<br />SCWCD
Nishant bhatt
Greenhorn

Joined: May 21, 2004
Posts: 9
Hi I am planning to give my SCJP this month.But when i contacted the Sun educational center in UK out here they told me that this discount is valid only in US only.
But the Website show its WorldWide.
Is this prmom is not valid in UK ???

So pls provide me the guidance for the same

Thanks
Nishant
Amol Deshmukh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Posts: 12
When I registered for SCJP (last week) I was not aware of the discount code. Now when I contacted them at registrars@sun.com I got the standard response that discount code can be used only at the time of registration. Furthermore, my orderis non-refundable and so I cannot simply cancel and place another order.

I think it is grossly unfair that if everyone is eligible for a discount, one should even have to enter the "discount code". Even otherwise, why couldnt Sun (or Sun Educational Services) display the discount code prominently at the time of registration? It seems to me that this is only an advertising ploy by Sun - they do not wish to really give the discount to all eligible.

I apologize if this is deemed an inappropriate post: I do not wish to post a rant on this message board, but I wish to encourage everyone who is in a similar situation to register a protest about the discount code process with Sun at registrars@sun.com, who2contact@central.sun.com

Regards,
~ amol
Nicholas Cheung
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Joined: Nov 07, 2003
Posts: 4982

I think it is grossly unfair that if everyone is eligible for a discount, one should even have to enter the "discount code". Even otherwise, why couldnt Sun (or Sun Educational Services) display the discount code prominently at the time of registration? It seems to me that this is only an advertising ploy by Sun - they do not wish to really give the discount to all eligible.

I would say, this is a normal practice. Consider your case in this way, you purchase a voucher 11 months ago (1 year to be expired). Now, you see this promotion and then you tell SUN that you purchased a voucher, and you guess you should refund it due to the discount. So, should SUN accept this case?

If so, it would be unfair to people that with the same situation but took the exam. If not, how long the period should be fair enough? 1 day before, 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months? Hence, each discount should be regonized before registration.

Nick
Amol Deshmukh
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 05, 2005
Posts: 12
I would say, this is a normal practice. Consider your case in this way, you purchase a voucher 11 months ago (1 year to be expired). Now, you see this promotion and then you tell SUN that you purchased a voucher, and you guess you should refund it due to the discount. So, should SUN accept this case?

Nice point, except that I did purchase the voucher in the said period - I purchased the voucher on June 7th which is within the period the discount was offered.
 
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