Most Expensive IT Certifications

rippledjrippledj Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello, I'm new to the forum.  I want to compile a list of the most expensive IT certifications to achieve.  I have included a list of what I have now.
If you can add any IT certs that cost a lot, can you help me add to this list for an article?  Thanks!

$1,850CCIE Routing and Switching
$2,498Oracle Database 11g Certified Master Exam (OCM)
$3,125Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) - Oracle Database Administrator
$4,400ITILⓇ Master Level Certification
$15,000Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr)
$2,000Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
$1,200VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX)
$4,000ITIL V3 Master
$2,850Oracle Certified Master (OCM) - Java EE Enterprise Architect
$3,745Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
$2,247Red Hat Certified Security Specialist (RHCSS)
$1,200VMware Certified Design Expert - Data Center Virtualization (VCDX-DCV)

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  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Senior Member Member Posts: 1,109 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Well.. almost all GIAC certification require the appropriate SANS course.. so is 7600K the class + 800$ for the exam.   2000$ without the course. 
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,843 Admin
    What's your study time worth per hour?
  • balancebalance Member Posts: 244 ■■■■■□□□□□
    My vote would be GIAC certifications  .
  • SteveLavoieSteveLavoie Senior Member Member Posts: 1,109 ■■■■■■■■■□
    JDMurray said:
    What's your study time worth per hour?
    Maybe it is only a language thing, but I dont understand your point. 
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,502 Mod
    None of the certs listed come close to a SANS training and cert
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,843 Admin
    JDMurray said:
    What's your study time worth per hour?
    Maybe it is only a language thing, but I dont understand your point. 
    The OP wants to know "the most expensive IT certifications to achieve." This includes all money spent and not earned while achieving the cert. For example, if studying an hour for a cert prevents me from doing a job where I earn $50/hour then I have spent $50 (in lost income) towards achieving the cert.


  • TechGromitTechGromit Ontario, NY Member Posts: 2,151 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited April 2022
    JDMurray said:
    The OP wants to know "the most expensive IT certifications to achieve." This includes all money spent and not earned while achieving the cert. For example, if studying an hour for a cert prevents me from doing a job where I earn $50/hour then I have spent $50 (in lost income) towards achieving the cert.



    Not sure this is something you can quantify, it might take me 80 hours of study time to pass a certification, were you can do it in 60 hours. I might make $65 a hour where as you $40. Then there the question what you earn, Yes, if I make 100k a year, I could say working 40 hour work week, 52 weeks a year, I make $48 a hour, but if I think it in terms of earning 100k a year, 365 days in a year, 24 hours in a day, I only make $11 a hour. It a incorrect assumption to say a Auto Mechanic charged $80 a hour to fix your car, to then assume he make $166k a year, based on a 40 hr work week, since not every hour he's working is billable hours. Another comparison would be a prostitute, a typical going rate is $300 a hour, so one can assume they are making over 600k a year, but in reality the "average salary for a street walker is around 28k a year, when you account for all the time they are waiting around for clients.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,843 Admin
    How about (N study hours) * ($ per hour) and let the reader of the article fill in their own numbers?
  • E Double UE Double U Senior Member Member Posts: 2,174 ■■■■■■■■■■
    . Another comparison would be a prostitute, a typical going rate is $300 a hour, so one can assume they are making over 600k a year, but in reality the "average salary for a street walker is around 28k a year, when you account for all the time they are waiting around for clients.
    You are suspiciously accurate on this topic lol.
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  • xipomah194xipomah194 Member Posts: 1 ■□□□□□□□□□
    It's not the programmer who needs the certificate, but the employer (customer). Often (in the vast majority of cases), the employer wants to have an employee with a certificate, but is not ready to pay for it. That is, the salary of an employee with certificates does not exceed the salary of an employee without these papers on the value of their cost. And this includes time, courses, examinations, period of validity of the certificate, and travel to get a certificate if there are no centers in your country. And these amounts can be very large.
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  • RoccoDejeanRoccoDejean Member Posts: 1 ■■□□□□□□□□
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