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Oracle & Exam vouchers (not good)

Andrey Karayvansky
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Joined: Feb 18, 2008
Posts: 10
Hi All,

Couple of days ago I prepared for my exam and wanted to set an appointment in one of our Prometric centers in Kiev. I was glad too see on Oracle site the price for the exam will be 125 USD (for emerging countries. I live in Urakine and it is one of them). I remembered my Prometric account (I did not passed exams since 2008) and tried to register for the exam. I stepped through the wizard, and on a summary page I saw that the price is 300 USD. No options, at all...

I wrote couple of letters: to prometric, to US oracle and to Moscow oracle. Promteric responded that the the price is 300$, Moscow oracle said that the price should be 125$ (Russia is also emerging country :-D , and also it is a node in our East Europe region), US oracle did not respond anything sane.

This situation is annoying me a lot. 300 and 125 $ is a big difference especially for my country. Oracle post the prices on their site, but I have no opportunity to buy a voucher!

Ok, these organizations are big and it is maybe difficult process to join them together, but today I checked the oracle prices for sun exam, and... They changed the prices! No emerging countries! 300$ for everyone regardless of location! Here is the link

Orcale prices for exams

Such treatment is not good! I did not planned to give so much money for this exam!

If someone have or had similar problems, please share your experience.
Rufat Piriyev
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Joined: Mar 15, 2010
Posts: 31
Andrey Karayvansky wrote:Hi All,

Couple of days ago I prepared for my exam and wanted to set an appointment in one of our Prometric centers in Kiev. I was glad too see on Oracle site the price for the exam will be 125 USD (for emerging countries. I live in Urakine and it is one of them). I remembered my Prometric account (I did not passed exams since 2008) and tried to register for the exam. I stepped through the wizard, and on a summary page I saw that the price is 300 USD. No options, at all...

I wrote couple of letters: to prometric, to US oracle and to Moscow oracle. Promteric responded that the the price is 300$, Moscow oracle said that the price should be 125$ (Russia is also emerging country :-D , and also it is a node in our East Europe region), US oracle did not respond anything sane.

This situation is annoying me a lot. 300 and 125 $ is a big difference especially for my country. Oracle post the prices on their site, but I have no opportunity to buy a voucher!

Ok, these organizations are big and it is maybe difficult process to join them together, but today I checked the oracle prices for sun exam, and... They changed the prices! No emerging countries! 300$ for everyone regardless of location! Here is the link

Orcale prices for exams

Such treatment is not good! I did not planned to give so much money for this exam!

If someone have or had similar problems, please share your experience.


Hi Andrey . I live in Azerbaijan.
Today after reading your post I called to Softline Azerbaijan Prometric center and was disappointed. The exam price is 300$+tax It's near 380$.I was so angry. I can't understand,why in Russia where salary more than in former Soviet Union Republics the price is only 200$. I was very disappointed when I sought the price of exams Microsoft . Only 50$ per exam . I think it's pillage against the poor and young programmers who want developing themselves .
Andrey Karayvansky
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 18, 2008
Posts: 10
Hi Rufat,

Russia has a kind of lobby - it is has a regional agency of Oracle/Sun in Moscow. In Kiev we do not have one. We used to have, but it was closed couple of years ago. Possibly there is no any in Azerbaijan as well. I called Moscow Oracle, but they refused to give me any information about Sun exams (Moscow is a beautiful city ). I wrote to Oracle support, but they asked me to wait 3-5 days. 4 days are already left ) I wrote to Prometric and they asked me for screenshots with 125 price. I send them, and they missed somewhere. )
Ramin Orujov
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Joined: Jun 07, 2005
Posts: 3
Rufat Piriyev wrote:
Hi Andrey . I live in Azerbaijan.
Today after reading your post I called to Softline Azerbaijan Prometric center and was disappointed. The exam price is 300$+tax It's near 380$.I was so angry. I can't understand,why in Russia where salary more than in former Soviet Union Republics the price is only 200$. I was very disappointed when I sought the price of exams Microsoft . Only 50$ per exam . I think it's pillage against the poor and young programmers who want developing themselves .


Recently one of my friends entered and passed SCJP 6 exam. He wrote an email to Oracle USA and got answer from Oracle Turkey.
They said that "merging was not completed yet, and done by country by country so that Azerbaijan price will be clear after September 2010 as the merging will be done that month for Azerbaijan"


Passed SCJP 6. Studying for SCWCD 5.
Elchin Asgarli
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Joined: Mar 08, 2010
Posts: 222

Rufat Piriyev wrote:
Hi Andrey . I live in Azerbaijan.
Today after reading your post I called to Softline Azerbaijan Prometric center and was disappointed. The exam price is 300$+tax It's near 380$.I was so angry. I can't understand,why in Russia where salary more than in former Soviet Union Republics the price is only 200$. I was very disappointed when I sought the price of exams Microsoft . Only 50$ per exam . I think it's pillage against the poor and young programmers who want developing themselves .


Hah! I have a hole topic made about price differences in different countries! At some point assignment part of SCJD was 300$ in US, 235E in Spain/Portugal and 380E in Germany! The price policies are sometimes very ridiculous, I can't really figure out reason for that. But my best guess is that most of the exams are sold together with trainings, and because trainings worth a whole bunch anyway, a person buying them does not care about ~100E


Personal page, SCJP 6 with 91%, SCWCD 5 with 84%, OCMJD
Elchin Asgarli
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Joined: Mar 08, 2010
Posts: 222

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