There's a charge to renew Network+ and A+ with Non-comptia certs?

georgiosgeorgios Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
Just done MCSA 2012 and tried to renew Network+ and A+.
on the portal looks like it asked me to pay $150 to renew even I tried to add ceu activities. Can you guys confirm that? Basically I'll pass if that's the case.

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  • sks.geeksks.geek Member Posts: 20 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just passed the exam and was pretty annoyed that when you login for the first time, you are notified that there's a fee to renew the certification....
  • shochanshochan Member Posts: 963 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Yup, I agree. But I went ahead, I guess they need to pay the higher up's at CompTIA. I suppose it is cheaper than taking the test again.
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  • PC509PC509 CISSP, CEH, CCNA: Security/CyberOps, Sec+, CHFI, A+, Proj+, Server+, MCITP Win7, Vista, MCP Server 2 Oregon, USMember Posts: 802 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I let those old ones expire. If you're advancing your career, there should be no reason to renew CompTIA certs (unless Sec+ or other is required for compliance or other higher end ones).
  • georgiosgeorgios Member Posts: 48 ■■□□□□□□□□
    It is cheaper than taking higher ones like security+. But I can't see the point of paying for that. I'll save the money for CCNA.
  • choochoohigginschoochoohiggins Registered Users Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I've been out of the field for over 10 years and didn't even realize a+ and net+ expired. ugh..Guess I need to check into that.
  • Danielm7Danielm7 Member Posts: 2,306 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Some of the old ones are lifetime, if yours are that old you might have that. Worth making a login to the comptia site and digging into it.
  • PhalanxPhalanx I have many leatherbound books... United KingdomMember Posts: 331 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm looking at Network+ and Security+ in the future as stepping stones. I feel once I get past them, I won't be renewing.
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  • TechGromitTechGromit GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Member Posts: 2,044 ■■■■■■■■□□
    What year did you earn you A+ and Network+? If earned before Jan. 1, 2011, they are considered good-for-life. On the other hand, most employers specify A+ and Network+ CE certifications now on job postings, they are not considered the same certifications as the Good For Life ones. I earned my A+ so long ago, it was all about troubleshooting the missing beads on an abacus and my Network+, troubleshooting strings between cans.
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  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Member Posts: 973
    TechGromit wrote: »
    What year did you earn you A+ and Network+? If earned before Jan. 1, 2011, they are considered good-for-life. On the other hand, most employers specify A+ and Network+ CE certifications now on job postings, they are not considered the same certifications as the Good For Life ones. I earned my A+ so long ago, it was all about troubleshooting the missing beads on an abacus and my Network+, troubleshooting strings between cans.

    A+ and Net+ had sooo much overlap back then. If you went for one, you may as well took the other one. You had like 60% of the material covered.
    Troubleshooting impact printers and such lol...
    meh
  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    TechGromit wrote: »
    I earned my A+ so long ago, it was all about troubleshooting the missing beads on an abacus and my Network+, troubleshooting strings between cans.

    Too funny!

    You are required to maintain your certifications through a combination of continuing education/certification renewal and the associated fees. So they are asking you to pay for 3 $50 annual maintenance fees (or whatever they are called), or $150 total. You don't have that fee, if I remember correctly, if you take a higher level CompTIA certification and pass it.
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