Get your CCNA for only 27k!!!

University of Phraud at it again...Associate of Arts in Information Technology with a concentration in Cisco Networking - University of Phoenix

i feel sorry for the poor chaps who fall for this. best part is... they only "prepare" you for the certification. i'm not sure if they even provide you a voucher for the exam(s).
Reading: Internetworking with TCP/IP: Principles, Protocols, and Architecture (D. Comer)

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  • MrBishopMrBishop Posts: 229Member
    OUCH! A local community college will teach you a lot more for less.
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    M.S. Internet Engineering | M.S. Information Assurance
    B.S. Information Technology | A.A.S Information Technology
    Certificaions
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  • drkatdrkat Posts: 703Banned
    hell, I'll teach it over webex for 12,500 with 10% off :)
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  • MrBishopMrBishop Posts: 229Member
    @drkat LOL no kidding! I know apart of the process is to obtain a degree but at that price it's ridiculous.
    Degrees
    M.S. Internet Engineering | M.S. Information Assurance
    B.S. Information Technology | A.A.S Information Technology
    Certificaions
    Currently pursuing: CCIE R&Sv5
  • QordQord Senior Member Posts: 628Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I really do feel bad for anyone that doesn't know any better and goes for that. Absolutely ridiculous.
  • luberguilarteluberguilarte Posts: 112Member
    The best and cheaper way is doing it by yourself ( now motivation is the key here) I did it like that and still do. There is a lot of materials on the web , also you find some sims like boson that really guide you step by step , books , youtube ect ect.icon_study.gif
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,828Mod Mod
    Sad part is that many will bite.
  • a.a.!4lifea.a.!4life ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Be sure to sign up soon, they raise the tuition per credit rate by $15.00 and e-materials fees by $5.00 on 7/1/12. Don't worry though, there's no application fee. Amazing.
  • YuckTheFankeesYuckTheFankees ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 1,281Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Like everyone has said, people will bite. Those individuals will probably google "CCNA salary", then find misleading salary figures "Average salary for someone holding the certification 65K". It's a shame.
  • JasionoJasiono ■■■■□□□□□□ Posts: 896Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Wow.

    Got my studies for free (reimbursed) but cost my company around 6 grand for my degree lol.
  • VAHokie56VAHokie56 Posts: 783Member
    Yikes...I think the 3 courses the local community college here offers are like $150 per semester...maybe more but not by much
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  • tpatt100tpatt100 ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 2,989Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I took mine back in 2001 and forgot it all by 2002, still saved myself 26750 dollars though lol.
  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Posts: 973Member
    or for 2k-3k you can join a cisco network academy....
    meh
  • Patel128Patel128 Posts: 339Member
    For that much money you can make an AMAZING lab.
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  • JustFredJustFred ■■■□□□□□□□ Posts: 678Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    LOL

    You could earn a PhD in some countries for that kind of money and even still have some left over for a vacation
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  • phoeneousphoeneous Go ping yourself... Posts: 2,333Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    You guys should see the tuition at ITT...
  • jesseou812jesseou812 ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 60Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    The point of a private company is to increase shareholder wealth. Well, here ya go.

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  • Patel128Patel128 Posts: 339Member
    I just looked at the tuition for ITT and HOLY LORD that is just ridiculous! Tuition at my school is $338.50 an hr for on campus, and $358 an hr for online. If I am looking at the right PDF ITT charges $493?!
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    CompTIA Network+ Study Guide - Lammle
  • IristheangelIristheangel CCIEx2 (Sec + DC), CCNP RS, CCNA V/S/R/DC, CISSP, CEH, MCSE 2003, A+/L+/N+/S+, and a lot more from m Pasadena, CAPosts: 4,117Mod Mod
    $27K would be enough to buy books, lab equipment, and exam vouchers for the CCNA, CCNP, and the CCIE. Those three would be worth more than a A.A. in the end.

    Four semesters at UC Berkeley is still cheaper than a A.A. at UoP and many B&M schools have online options these days. I don't want to step on the toes of anyone who did go to these for-profit schools and ended up succeeding. I admire anyone who was able to go into these institutions and take what they need out of them, but in most cases, those people are the exception to the rule.
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  • YFZbluYFZblu ■■■■■■■■□□ Posts: 1,462Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I do agree that UOPs current pricing is (generally) not worth defending; however the thread title should be changed. It's an Associate's degree, not just prep for a Cisco certification. Is 27k still overpriced for an Associate's from UOP? Yes, but that's another matter completely. As always, UOP got it right with the CONCEPT (Integrating deep understanding within a degree program...Isn't that what we knock some CS grads for anyway? Not having a deep understanding of a specific topic?). But have cranked the pricing up so high imo it simply isn't worth it in most cases.

    I think the real issue with the stand-alone CCNA certification UOP offers is that it is an online program for most campuses. Why pay thousands of dollars if you're essentially self-teaching? You'd basically be paying huge money for a Lammle book and a Facilitator to ask you pre-determined questions. IMO the way to do it is to put Cisco Network Academy Instructors in a classroom with a pre-determined physical lab that is distrubuted to the campuses for the Students to get hands-on time with. That's the least you can offer Students for that amount of money.

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  • N2ITN2IT Posts: 7,483Inactive Imported Users
    Insanity. I feel bad for people who lock into that deal.

    @ Phoeneous I know man. A friend/co worker did the bachelors in security, and owes over 100,000 from ITT. I went to a brick and mortar with meal plans and dorms the first two years for cheaper than that.
  • kurosaki00kurosaki00 Posts: 973Member
    Patel128 wrote: »
    For that much money you can make an AMAZING lab.

    You can make "THE LAB"

    Actually a my MS in Network Security is somewhat that 27-30k
    MS > AA
    meh
  • Patel128Patel128 Posts: 339Member
    I was looking and to get most of the degrees from there it is about 180 hours, whereas most B&M degrees are in the 100-130 range (from what I've seen).
    Studying For:
    B.S. in Computer Science at University of Memphis
    Network+
    Currently Reading:
    CompTIA Network+ Study Guide - Lammle
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