I am a student in Canada. I am planning to take SCJP examination. I dont have prometric testing centre near my place. There is another testing centre called "Pearson VUE" (http://vue.com/) Which also list SCJP.
One more thing which confuses me is examination code. If I log into the "Sun.com" site the latest exam and its code is Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 (CX-310-055)
But on "Pearson VUE" site, the SCJP exam name and code is Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0 (212-055) Is this the latest exam?
The exams are the same, but I understand that the 212-055 means that there is a student discount on the cost of the exam. I see that you are a student, so find out whether you are eligible for the discount. Ask at your college administration, perhaps they can help.
If I call their number they are telling me that I have to buy voucher which will cost me CAD 240. After that I have to pay USD 60 to book the exam. I guess if I book the exam at prometric I just have to pay USD 240.
More over if I call the toll free number nobody is giving me clear information of how to get the SAI coupon or voucher.