Taking the network+ exam in the Uk

Paulosman09Paulosman09 Member Posts: 10 ■■□□□□□□□□
Hi

Anyone from the UK that has taken the network+ plus exam. I just signed up to pearsonvue and it is £195 to take the exam. Are they having a laugh.  Is this what you paid?. 

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  • _netmon_netmon Level 99 Wizard Mod Posts: 882 Mod
    I think I paid about £230 when I did it... 
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  • Paulosman09Paulosman09 Member Posts: 10 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Blimey that's expensive, i don't understand why they charge so much for these exams as it's for education.
  • _netmon_netmon Level 99 Wizard Mod Posts: 882 Mod
    It does baffle me that the higher demand certs like Microsoft and Cisco are cheaper, however I did the CompTIA trio when I first started my career and it did help me accelerate my skillset at the time. It depends on your current situation and whether it's worth doing them or going to another vendor.
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  • Paulosman09Paulosman09 Member Posts: 10 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Cheers, i am looking to update my skills and it seemed to be a good way to get into networking rather than doing operating systems again. The network+ is a big exam and there is a lot to remember, i have been reading books for months and started doing some practice exams which seem to cover stuff that was not even in the book. i have put so much work into it now but seeing its 200 quid for the exam has put me of a bit. Might just go straight on to studying the Cisco exam instead.
  • _netmon_netmon Level 99 Wizard Mod Posts: 882 Mod
    The good thing about the Network+ is the amount of free resources available which probably work out the same compared to a Cisco exam with paid resources. ProfessorMesser, ExamCompass and YouTube are excellent for passing the Network+. I used them and passed first time within a month. The Cisco path has various paid resources which take a little longer to achieve, seeing as there's two exams. Then again, the CCNA is more sought after on your CV.

    If you haven't invested too much into the Net+ yet I'd probably say go for the CCNA instead. Not sure what level of difficulty the new one is now as everything has changed, so it might be worth researching it first and speak to some Cisco test takers for advice. If you take a look at NetworkChuck on YT he might help answer some of your questions.
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  • Paulosman09Paulosman09 Member Posts: 10 ■■□□□□□□□□
    cheers for the advice, i have spent a few bob on a book and some practice exams, not so much but at the same time have gained a lot of good knowledge. I don't find the network+ questions hard, just remembering an awful lot of acronyms and different protocols and all the standards.  i found some good Cisco free video courses which look really good. think i might look into doing that instead. would not mind paying a bit for Cisco exam lol, be worth it. Thanks for the advice. 
  • LordQarlynLordQarlyn Member Posts: 648 ■■■■■□□□□□
    I just checked and full retail in the United States for Net+ is $329, but I've heard there are vouchers to reduce that cost. When I took mine in 2008, I paid only around $230. By comparison my Microsoft exams at the time were $125 and even included a free retake if I failed the exam.
    I'm going to guess why these industry group certs are more expensive is because that's their big source of revenue. Microsoft and Cisco sell products, lots of them, the exam fee probably just needs to cover admin costs of creating and maintaining the exam. Though Cisco and VMware exams can get quite price for their high level certs.
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