I'm from Sri Lanka we have only one Pearson Vue exam centre. certified in cybersecurity free exam Voucher is only valid on this year . there are no dates to book this year, all are booked. i think Online testing with OnVUE is the best thing.
The code to use to take your CC exam for free can be found here https://my.isc2.org/s/Candidate-Benefits/1MCC-exam-instructions
Please note that this page is only accessible if you are registered as an (ISC)² Candidate and that you may only use this code for one free exam attempt. If you're not an (ISC)² Candidate, it's free for the first year and you can sign-up here https://my.isc2.org/s/Candidate-Application-Form
Should you use the (ISC)² Candidate code for one free CC exam attempt and need to take it again, the cost at that point will be the full U.S. $199.
That is unfortunate that candidates have to pay the full price, I would of loved to have given it another go but honestly at this point I am struggling financially, I already had to spend $50 due to having unforeseen circumstances happen during my original exam date of November and had to re-schedule. It’s erroneous that you won’t work with your candidates in situations like mine, be it that I called a day after booking my appointment not seeing the $50 cost and asking for an exception only to speak to a rude member support rep saying that it’s not her problem.
I feel ISC needs to look at their retake policies and reschedule policies , I cannot imagine the feeling of sitting for my CISSP and possibly being out $1400, there are so many other exams that are just as credible as yours that offer discounts on retakes and do not charge to reschedule .
That said, it’s wonderful you are giving out free vouchers for this exam, but honestly the material provided didn’t match anything on the exam and I felt underprepared going to sit for my exam in the first place, but I took the exam under the impression I could retake again.
That said, it seems like it would be better for a candidate to buy the training bundle with two vouchers for $199 instead of the retake! As for me I will be pursuing other certifications
One last thought, failing any exam is already demeaning enough. Sure having to pay a full price of an exam may give that extra push to study harder, but we all know that sometimes things happen. It’s truly unfortunate that you can’t give test takers a break!
Isn’t the Goal of ISC giving away one-million free vouchers to candidates to help bring an end to the shortage in the industry? That is what you are promoting, I do not see how charging ridiculous prices helps with this!
We did test online exams this year (and last year). They were not secure enough for our purposes -