Oracle University has announced that they are going to increase the prices of their exams from March 1,2010! You can read the complete information from this post.
Well, this was about the announcement, now a little rant! I am not sure that whether this price hike is actually correct or not? If one looks at the prices of the courses, combines it with the logistic charges, add to it the prices of the exams, the sum total becomes sky high! And this is when the exam fee is still the same. So when the exam fee would be increased, I am not sure how many would be really interested to take up the exams since I hear all the time at the moment even that the prices are very high! Agreed that the price hike would vary from country to country(which I don’t understand why but that’s another rant to talk about I guess) still, it would effect in an overall manner a lot! Not sure what’s good is going to come out from this but I believe its going to demoralize those new aspirants who want to get certified! I just hope that it won’t happen because doesn’t matter what anyone would say, Oracle Certification program is still is the best way to learn and demonstrate one’s passion about learning Oracle! Okay rant over!!
If you want to get certified and are delaying it, probably the time has come that you speed up your preparation process and write the exams as soon as possible! And this makes me recall that I need to do the same as well 🙁 !
That’s really strange! Why Oracle increased the exam price and why it depends on countries?! No explanation…
As the OU Course fee are too high to attend for classes from one’s individual perspective and for that we started to learn subject our own and with help of forums and documentation. Further if they are going increase the prize, then I could or might be the first person to stop going for writing exams – perhaps would not stop learning things from documentation.
I am totally felt bad after hearning this from your end… !!
I was going to write another reply but I left it. I shall just say, if you need something you got to pay for it. You need to see what your priorities are. that’s all!
“Not sure what’s good is going to come out from this but I believe its going to demoralize those new aspirants who want to get certified!”
Perhaps the increasing cost isn’t about supply. It could be about demand. With the new tools and programs, newbies like myself don’t see the need for the foundational tools. We can go play in the information playground without having to pay for it.
ohh ! That’s not half bad. Looks like it’s strange to hear. I think one more time and you have it. You must have been notice what your priorities are. That’s all I can say. Keep on trying.
That is really unfair to increase the fees. Many people are going to suffer. I should better attempt the exam before the price hike though I am not fully prepared for the exam. Let’s hope for the best.