I was lucky to have my employer to pay for the application fee and the exam fee. For me, it was a fun exam to study. If you can get your employer to pay for it, go for it.
I wouldn't have paid $800 out of pocket for mine but if you can get your employer to foot the bill, it's a no-brainer for the HR filter.
e: Or if you want to work network defense in compliance with 8570, then totally worth it.
What redworld said^
I thought the course was fun. I had mine paid for by the company.
I didn't think the test was that easy.
I thought it covered a wide area of subject matter and the questions where not well written.
Ive heard alot of people say the exam was not well written. I just dont understand of all the exams that prove ones skill, the DoD chose a sketchy one like the CEH as a requirement.