A+ current pricing (as of March 2014)

PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
Exam Prices
USA (Domestic) USD 188
International USD 188
Great Britain GBP 121
EURO EURO 193
follow the link for further details


And this is per test - so double it ;)
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'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?

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  • prhof14prhof14 Posts: 2Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    I just purchased one exam in the USA for $169.20 --- make sure you use that discount code!
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    Exactly, there are deals available. Especially if you use a voucher like the ones on the link on the left-hand side <----

    Plus the closer you buy the voucher to the test date, the better the discounts. Just need to be patient and look for the deals.
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • XyroXyro Posts: 623Member
    Just looked this up yesterday, had no idea it had recently changed. Just knew it looked a lot higher than I remembered from years ago. icon_lol.gif

    More and more employers are beginning to require this cert. for entry-level positions. I guess this will now make the A+ of even higher value to have since less people will go after it at almost $400 a pop.
  • ande0255ande0255 Posts: 1,178Banned
    I cannot believe those prices for one the most entry level certs, I think I'd maybe go directly for a ccent!
    Back in my day we used to route packets on 56k lines, through the snow, uphill both ways.

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  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    This price has been constant for at least 12 years (IIRC). So, it really hasn't kept up with inflation. That said, no one 'has' to have an A+, it merely provides a benchmark of knowledge. Yes, it is two exams. And Yes, it can open some doors for an applicant. Opt not to take the exams and risk having your resume shuffled into the 'no' pile.

    For an entry-level person, I do not find $376 (US) or less (use a voucher) a poor investment for job that segues into mid to higher level paying jobs in 3-5 years.
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • ande0255ande0255 Posts: 1,178Banned
    Does the price include receiving recognition of the certificate as well? I thought I read somewhere it was $50 / year to keep certified with Comptia.

    I thought back just before they started putting an expiration on the cert it was like ~$90 per exam, it's been that price for the last decade?

    $400 is not bad for an entry level job type cert, but the ccent / ccna would end up costing less than a single A+, for two entry level certifications. I guess I'm more biased as I started out doing networking, I just can't believe that costs more than ICND 1 and 2.
    Back in my day we used to route packets on 56k lines, through the snow, uphill both ways.

    https://loopedback.com
  • PlantwizPlantwiz Posts: 5,057Mod Mod
    The link (if followed) show the price of the exams, per exam (i.e. 2 exams for $188US each).
    Plantwiz
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    "Grammar and spelling aren't everything, but this is a forum, not a chat room. You have plenty of time to spell out the word "you", and look just a little bit smarter." by Phaideaux

    ***I'll add you can Capitalize the word 'I' to show a little respect for yourself too.

    'i' before 'e' except after 'c'.... weird?
  • XyroXyro Posts: 623Member
    Plantwiz wrote: »
    For an entry-level person, I do not find $376 (US) or less (use a voucher) a poor investment for job that segues into mid to higher level paying jobs in 3-5 years.

    I could not more fully agree.

    The fact that many people will be viewing the price of this certification as too high because it is "only" entry-level will result in less people pursuing this certification. That combined with the fact that so many employers are now requiring it for entry-level positions make this certification even more valuable.

    Supply & Demand
  • justchris73justchris73 Posts: 5Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    The best discount is for students. I can get a voucher for $84. Actually, the best discount is an employer reimbursement.:)
  • ande0255ande0255 Posts: 1,178Banned
    My classmates in college must have been getting vouchers through completing the desktop support AAS, cause I am pretty sure when I last spoke to someone prepping for A+ exams, they cost around $90.

    Entry level certifications are great for opening doors, but I still believe other certifications will get you a foot in just as easily, if you can answer desktop support questions during an interview without an A+ cert. I guess I was just focused completely on Cisco networking, so I maybe read a chapter of an A+ book before I abandoned that ship.

    To each their own and all that stuff though :)
    Back in my day we used to route packets on 56k lines, through the snow, uphill both ways.

    https://loopedback.com
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