IT exams cost

apollookcapollookc Posts: 20Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hi! I have a quick question: is there a low cost (up to $50) IT exam through PearsonVue (with or without discount voucher)? Just curious.

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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GXPN GPEN GWAPT GCFE GCIH GSEC eJPT Sec+ Posts: 1,207Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    No, you are looking at certification in the wrong way. That cheap cert will suddenly become expensive when no will recognize it.
  • CyberfiSecurityCyberfiSecurity Posts: 184Member
    IT Certifications are not cheap, there is no certification less than $250.00 that have value.

    - CISSP ($595.00)
    - CCFP ($545.00)
    - Cisco CCNA (~$300.00) in 2007, CCNA was $125.00
    - GIAC (~$1,000.00/each)
    - ISACA (~ $450.00 - $750.00)

    Most of IT professionals I know that give themselve a small budget for IT certification per year, for example maximum is $2,000.00. In that $2,000.00 you'll get out about 2 or 4 valueable certifications.

    As for me, this year I use it for CISSP, CISA, and CCFP.
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  • LauraMalaveLauraMalave Posts: 52Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    If you pass the Juniper JNCIA-Junos Pre-Assessment you will receive a voucher code for a 50% discount. That will bring down the exam price to $50.

    I attended a Juniper User Group and received a code for a free voucher.
  • apollookcapollookc Posts: 20Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thank you for all your inputs!
  • jvrlopezjvrlopez Posts: 911Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    IT certifications are covered for free, pass or fail, if you qualify for Chapter 33 benefits under the VA ;)
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  • srabieesrabiee Posts: 1,231Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    I'm confused, what is your goal here? To obtain any random IT cert as long as it's less than $50? If so, why? icon_confused.gif:
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  • jaywalkerjaywalker Posts: 90Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Take a look at this thread.
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  • apollookcapollookc Posts: 20Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    srabiee wrote: »
    I'm confused, what is your goal here? To obtain any random IT cert as long as it's less than $50? If so, why? icon_confused.gif:

    I'm sorry if my question caused any confusion. A close friend of mine (which has very limited IT skills) insists on giving exams for his first certifications. I know for a fact that he will fail (due to different reasons that I prefer not to mention here) so I was wondering which exam would have the least financial loss in case of failure. I assume that his best bet would be to find a reduced price voucher (jaywalker thank you for the hyperlink!).
  • arrogantbastardarrogantbastard Posts: 61Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    jvrlopez wrote: »
    IT certifications are covered for free, pass or fail, if you qualify for Chapter 33 benefits under the VA ;)
    Not really free considering they do deduct from your benefits.
  • NovaHaxNovaHax Posts: 502Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    apollookc wrote: »
    I know for a fact that he will fail

    Ouch...that's pretty harsh bro. This person could not possibly pass any IT cert that they attempt? That's a pretty low show of confidence in your "friend"
  • aftereffectoraftereffector Posts: 525Member
    Microsoft does the Second Shot program from time to time (I'm not sure if they are offering it right now, but I used it back in January). It lets you retake an exam for free if you don't make the first attempt. I'm definitely glad they had it, because I definitely didn't pass 70-642 the first time!
    CCIE Security - this one might take a while...
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