That's not quite true. Our exam 2005 does not expire, thats right. However, the 2008 is needed now, which we had anticipated only in the spring.Therefore one of many necessary exams is missing (for 2-3 weeks!), yes. Unfortunately, we have failed to review regularly all links on the xy site. We are regularly informed by mail on expiring contracts from our customers. If for our current (!) Contract a requirement changes and so a barrier threatens, informed xy not. And there is no chance to do this exam in the next week in our region, all center are closed until january.
If it were up to us, we could wait with further sales for exam in the second week in January. But, There are customers who need extensions to the turn of the year, if XY would allow a release,without partner margin or with penalty until the date, we have the exam: we would do that. It is not our, but at least a big problems with the customers. The victims are the customers for the xy no solution offered.