Cisco Raises Certification Exam Prices!! (CCNA, CCNP) – 2017

//Cisco Raises Certification Exam Prices!! (CCNA, CCNP) – 2017

Cisco Raises Certification Exam Prices!! (CCNA, CCNP) – 2017

Cisco Raises Certification Exam Prices!! (CCNA, CCNP) – 2017

***CUTOFF DATE: 2/8/17***

Cisco, in all it’s wisdom, has increased their certification exam prices. Cisco has raised the price on the CCNA CCNP exams?!?!?!?!?! EVERYONE FREAK OUT!!




 Now, before we all get upset and getting our mob faces ready…let’s think about this. What does increasing the price of something do? Well, it raises its value! Yes, we are paying more for a certification…..but it has just a little more value. Something is only worth what you are willing to pay for it!
So, here it is….Cisco’s price increase for it’s certification exams:

Cisco Certification Exam Prices – 2017

EXAM
BEFORE
AFTER
INCREASE
CCENT (ICND1)
$150
$165
$15
ICND2
$150
$165
$15
CCNA RS (Composite)
$300
$325
$25
CCNA Collab (210-060 CICD)
$250
$300
$50
CCNA Collab (210-065 CIVND)
$250
$300
$50
CCNP (All tracks)
$250 (Per test)
$300 (Per test)
$50
CCIE Written
$400
$450
$50




Evaluating the Cost

So, how much more will it cost you to get your certification? For the standard Routing and Switching path, only $50 more. Not bad! But wait, look at the CCNA Collaboration. That’s $100 more!! And HOLD UP, look at the CCNP tracks, $150 more for CCNP Routing and Switching….but that’s only with three tests. When you get to your 4-5 test CCNP certifications, we are talking $200+ more!!

Cisco Certification Prices – 2017

CERT
BEFORE
AFTER
INCREASE
CCNA R/S
$300
$330
$30
CCNA Collaboration
$500
$600
$100
CCNP RS
$750
$900
$150
CCNP Collaboration
$1000
$1200
$200




For most, this won’t be a very big deal. If you are fortunate (LIKE MYSELF) to work for an employer who reimburses your certification exams…..it’s just a number. For others, it’s going to hurt a little more when you don’t pass that test. But, again, this only increases the value of the certification.




By | 2017-02-17T00:46:38+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Certification|0 Comments

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