New 14-day Re-Take Policy on Sun-Branded Certifications
By Harold Green on Oct 14, 2010
Now that the dust has settled a little around the re-branding of Sun Certifications to Oracle branding, some lingering questions are rising to the top. Over the next couple of weeks, we will try to clear up any of this confusion here in the blog. Be sure that you are receiving blog update notifications so that you can receive all the latest information from the Oracle Certification Program.
There has been some confusion around the retake policy for Oracle-branded Sun exams offered at Prometric. With the transition from Sun to Oracle, all Oracle-branded Sun exams now follow Oracle's retake policy which requires a 14-day wait before retaking a failed exam.
This retake policy applies to exams delivered at Pearson VUE, Prometric, and Oracle Testing Centers. The only exams not bound by this retake policy are non-proctored exams (1Z0-007, 1Z0-051, 1Z0-200, 1Z0-204, 310-252 and 310-301); non-proctored exams may be retaken at any time. Beta exams may not be taken more than once, and passed exams may not be taken more than once. A benefit of the updated retake policy is that the Sun policy that limited candidates to three attempts per calendar year on a single exam has been rescinded. Thus, candidates are no longer limited to three attempts per calendar year for Java, Oracle Solaris (Cluster), MySQL, NetBeans and OpenOffice.org exams.
Be aware that if you have a voucher that is good for a retake, both your first attempt and your second attempt must be completed by the voucher expiration date. What this means is that if you have a voucher that allows a retake, you should schedule your initial attempt at least 15 days before the voucher expiration to allow for the retake (should that be needed). The retake portion of your voucher will expire on the voucher expiration date. The voucher expiration date that was communicated in your voucher email supercedes the Registration Expiration Date communicated by Prometric in your exam registration confirmation email. Exceptions to the retake policy will not be made, and replacement vouchers will not be provided for candidates who do not allow enough time for the retake waiting period. Please see the full Oracle Certification Retake Policy.