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Java Beta Exam Voucher Offer Closed?

Ethan Zhang
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Just received email from Oracle Certification Program <reply@oracle-mail.com>

Java Beta Exam Voucher Offer Closed

This Beta offer is now closed. We received an overwhelming response to our email and are enthused by the interest in this new certification! Thank you for contacting us; we will certainly keep you apprised of any upcoming offers. We hope that you will go on to take the beta exam to upgrade your certification. The beta exam is an excellent cost savings at $50USD. You save $250 off the current list price of the exam. You can register for the exam, here.


I got really confused by Oracle Certification Team. Are they saying they are NOT going to send any free voucher even we have already submitted voucher requests?

Ethan


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Mikalai Zaikin
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Ethan Zhang wrote:Just received email from Oracle Certification Program <reply@oracle-mail.com>

Java Beta Exam Voucher Offer Closed

This Beta offer is now closed. We received an overwhelming response to our email and are enthused by the interest in this new certification! Thank you for contacting us; we will certainly keep you apprised of any upcoming offers. We hope that you will go on to take the beta exam to upgrade your certification. The beta exam is an excellent cost savings at $50USD. You save $250 off the current list price of the exam. You can register for the exam, here.


I got really confused by Oracle Certification Team. Are they saying they are NOT going to send any free voucher even we have already submitted voucher requests?

Ethan



As far as I know Beta has ended on 03/13 (one day ago)


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Janez Novak
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beta ends on 13th April, 2013

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Ethan Zhang
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Free Beta Exam For Java Enterprise Architect OCMs

Dear Oracle Certified Master,

You are invited to take the Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Certified Master Beta Exam (1Z1-807) at no cost! This is a limited time offer available only to Java OCMs. The beta exam ends on April 13, 2013 and this offer will end on that date. Register for this beta exam today! If you pass the beta exam, your certification will be upgraded to the latest version of the Enterprise Architect Certification: Oracle Certified Master, Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect. You can find exam topics and recommended training on our website. Be among the first to obtain this elite new certification by taking this exam while it is in beta. At the same time, your participation will help us shape the production version of this exam.

This is an important upgrade for Enterprise Architects. There are numerous technical changes between the 5 and 6 versions of the Java Enterprise Edition that make development work much simpler. Several important programming interfaces (APIs) have been updated for Enterprise Java Beans (EJB 3.1) and the Java Persistence API (2.0). Upgrading your certification to the latest version shows your commitment to remaining current with technology releases. Not only does it demonstrate knowledge of EJB 3.1 and JPA 2.0, but it also shows that you have a familiarity with about a dozen other APIs. You can read this article for more information.

To take advantage of this valuable offer, request your voucher by logging a Service Request with Oracle Certification Support. On the support form, select 'Certification Voucher' for OCP Exam Issue Type and enter 'Request for Java OCM Beta Exam Voucher' in the Question / Problem Description text box. Please allow 7 days to receive your voucher via email. Visit Pearson VUE and register for exam 1Z1-807. You will enter the Voucher Number that you received via email into the Voucher Number field on the "Review Appointment Details" screen. Then click Apply Voucher and you will be taken to the payment screen where your balance will show as $0.

In addition, those OCMs who pass this beta exam will receive a free Oracle Certified Master denim shirt, with an embroidered OCM logo. There are a limited number of shirts in a limited number of sizes available. Register today to secure your shirt.

Details

Beta exams may only be taken once.
Beta end dates are subject to change.
Beta exam scores are available approximately 11 weeks after the close of the beta exam.
Any attempt to fraudulently access the free beta exams by non-OCMs will be considered fraud and will be dealt with as such.
Review Exam Voucher Policy

Regards,

Oracle Certification Program
Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Ethan Zhang wrote:Just received email from Oracle Certification Program <reply@oracle-mail.com>

Java Beta Exam Voucher Offer Closed

This Beta offer is now closed. We received an overwhelming response to our email and are enthused by the interest in this new certification! Thank you for contacting us; we will certainly keep you apprised of any upcoming offers. We hope that you will go on to take the beta exam to upgrade your certification. The beta exam is an excellent cost savings at $50USD. You save $250 off the current list price of the exam. You can register for the exam, here.


I got really confused by Oracle Certification Team. Are they saying they are NOT going to send any free voucher even we have already submitted voucher requests?

Ethan



As far as I know Beta has ended on 03/13 (one day ago)
Mikalai Zaikin
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Ops, sorry guys. I am wrong.
Indeed, my voucher had:
Expiry Date : 13th April, 2013
Ethan Zhang
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So when did you receive your voucher? I submitted my service request last Thursday and haven't received the voucher yet.

Ethan

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Ops, sorry guys. I am wrong.
Indeed, my voucher had:
Expiry Date : 13th April, 2013
Mikalai Zaikin
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Ethan Zhang wrote:So when did you receive your voucher? I submitted my service request last Thursday and haven't received the voucher yet.

Ethan

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Ops, sorry guys. I am wrong.
Indeed, my voucher had:
Expiry Date : 13th April, 2013


Received on 03/07. Request sent on 03/06.
Ethan Zhang
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Thanks Mikalai!

May I know which email address sent you this voucher? I will try to contact them.

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Ethan Zhang wrote:So when did you receive your voucher? I submitted my service request last Thursday and haven't received the voucher yet.

Ethan

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:Ops, sorry guys. I am wrong.
Indeed, my voucher had:
Expiry Date : 13th April, 2013


Received on 03/07. Request sent on 03/06.
Mikalai Zaikin
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Ethan Zhang wrote:Thanks Mikalai!

May I know which email address sent you this voucher? I will try to contact them.



Address: ocp-supportresponse_ww[at]oracle.com

[but I requested voucher via web form, not via email]
Ethan Zhang
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Thank you, Mikalai.

I did submit it by web request and sent a email to reply(at)oracle-mail.com yesterday with my service request number after this post. They sent me the free voucher this morning.

Happy Friday!

Ethan

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Ethan Zhang wrote:Thanks Mikalai!

May I know which email address sent you this voucher? I will try to contact them.



Address: ocp-supportresponse_ww[at]oracle.com

[but I requested voucher via web form, not via email]
Mikalai Zaikin
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Ethan Zhang wrote:Thank you, Mikalai.

I did submit it by web request and sent a email to reply(at)oracle-mail.com yesterday with my service request number after this post. They sent me the free voucher this morning.

Happy Friday!

Ethan



Great !

Have fun !
Ethan Zhang
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Have you already taken the exam?

Ethan

Mikalai Zaikin wrote:
Ethan Zhang wrote:Thank you, Mikalai.

I did submit it by web request and sent a email to reply(at)oracle-mail.com yesterday with my service request number after this post. They sent me the free voucher this morning.

Happy Friday!

Ethan



Great !

Have fun !
Sharma Ashutosh
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Is this Beta exam free of cost for the SCEA5/OCM5 candidates or $50.00?


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Mikalai Zaikin
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AFAIK, Oracle's Betas are all paid -- normal price is USD 50.

There is a [temporary] offer to request free voucher via online web form if you're cerified Oracle Master (should receive e-mail with offer and instruction)
Sharma Ashutosh
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There is a [temporary] offer to request free voucher via online web form if you're cerified Oracle Master (should receive e-mail with offer and instruction)

What's the URL for this web form?
Mikalai Zaikin
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The URL is : http://education.oracle.com/pls/eval-eddap-dcd/OU_SUPPORT_OCP.home?p_source=OCP

I can not say if you're eligible, because Oracle sent this URL in personal email to OCMs.
Ethan Zhang
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The free offer was closed. See the 1st post.

Sharma Ashutosh wrote:
There is a [temporary] offer to request free voucher via online web form if you're cerified Oracle Master (should receive e-mail with offer and instruction)

What's the URL for this web form?
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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