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Essay validity period

Norbert Lebenthal
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Joined: Sep 23, 2010
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hi

I bought first the essay in december 09 and then later the assignment part, which I downloaded on the way. Overall, there's a 4 months gap between essay buying and assignment downloading.

For the essay, I just had a mail with "certification" in it, and an attachment which tells me "VOUCHER NUMBER / valid until: ASSIGNMENT " and to write to ses_de@sun.com (I bought it in germany) to get the proper voucher. I didn't do it up to now

does it mean I'm not time constrained by the essay itself ?

thanks for the clarification

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norbert
Norbert Lebenthal
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if anyone could clear up a bit this foggy point for me I would really appreciate. I'm a bit nervous about the right deadline I've for the SCJD exam currently :$
David Byron
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Norbert Lebenthal wrote:I bought first the essay in december 09 and then later the assignment part, which I downloaded on the way. Overall, there's a 4 months gap between essay buying and assignment downloading.


I don't know whether anyone here has an authoritative answer for you. You should seek a response from Oracle.

That said, here's what you'll find in the SCJD FAQ:
Once you download the assignment, you have up to 12 months to complete it. If you buy your voucher for the Essay portion of the SCJD, then you will have one year from the date of the Essay Voucher to take the Essay exam.


Your worst-case scenario is that your deadline is measured from the time you purchased the essay voucher. 09 December 2010 would be your deadline.

For the essay, I just had a mail with "certification" in it, and an attachment which tells me "VOUCHER NUMBER / valid until: ASSIGNMENT " and to write to ses_de@sun.com (I bought it in germany) to get the proper voucher. I didn't do it up to now

does it mean I'm not time constrained by the essay itself ?


Your best-case scenario is that the essay purchase didn't constrain you because you never asked for, and apparently never received, the voucher. In this case, your deadline would be April 2011, one year after the purchase of the assignment.

The unknown factors include

(a) whether your deadline is bound to the purchase of the essay rather than the receipt of its voucher, and
(b) Oracle's interpretation.

Perhaps someone here knows (a) and (b); I don't. Have you asked through official channels?


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Norbert Lebenthal
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Joined: Sep 23, 2010
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thanks a lot David for your answer

I sent a mail a while ago for another question to sun/oracle with no answer since, so I thought that, in case someone had a definitive answer, it would spare me some hurdles...

However it looks like I'll have to clear the matter with them, hopefully it'll go well...
 
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