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    Default CompTIA exams

    £185

    Youre kidding????

    Right???
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    For which exam? I know CompTIA exams are pricey, but keep in mind that they are good for life.
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    Well, with the exchange rate as it is. You can take the test here in the US, basically 30% off!
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    it does say on the prometric site that comptia members get exam discounts.

    I presume you have to pass a comptia exam first?
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    Default Not correct

    This is for corporate memberships from a company. If the company pays 99 bucks a year and you work for them you can get the exam at a discounted rate.
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    What happens when CompTIA goes downhill and so do our pricey certifications?

    Not likely, but stranger things have happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyamandaallen
    £185

    Youre kidding????

    Right???
    A couple of things to consider, when looking at the price of CompTIA's exams. The first is that each cert, save for A+, requires only one test to achieve. Another is that CompTIA are lifetime exams, never needing to be renewed. If you look at MCSE, for example, you're looking at $125 x 7, which equals $875. The CCNA is only $150, (or $125 x 2), but it needs to be renewed every three years. Pro exams for Cisco are also $150, so obtaining your CCNP is $750, including the initial CCNA exam. Again, the cert has to be renewed every year with a $150 test. So, it's not just the initial cost of the exam, but the long-term investment that includes recerticiation and new study guides for updated material.
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    Have you tried these guys?

    www.vue.com

    I know pearson guys charge $250 if you are in states and 185pounds if you are outside U.S. These might have different rates, check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertechCETma
    http://www.getcertify4less.com/testvoucher.asp

    This may help.


    Can you use these more than once? I've never seen this site before.
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    The worth of a certification versus its cost is determined by how it helped you reach your goals. Usually the goal is to get a promotion or better job. If paying for a cert or two helps you better your employment then it's more than worth the cost. If you are just getting the cert for personal interest, then yes, the CompTIA certs are pricey, and their lifetime status does not make them any more valuable. In fact, the value of a lifetime cert decreases over time because there is no required retest or proof of continuing education.
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    I don't have a problem dropping what I did on the two tests for the A+ considering it got me a 6k raise and a job in IT.
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    The A+ made the difference between a part time and a full time job back in 2003.

    I went from a $9 per hour part time tech job to a $16 per hour full time tech job with benefits. I do not regret getting my A+ at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supertechCETma
    http://www.getcertify4less.com/testvoucher.asp

    This may help.

    Can you use this outside USA / Canada?

    Seems like yet another example of discriminatory pricing against Europe / UK.

    I'm really sorry about the War of Independence, the War of 1812 and Are You Being Served - but personally, I do have an alibi.



    I've just booked to take Security+ myself, and was a little surprised by the 185 quid fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danclarke
    I'm really sorry about the War of Independence, the War of 1812 and Are You Being Served - but personally, I do have an alibi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danclarke
    I'm really sorry about ... Are You Being Served
    Hey! I love Are You Being Served? You should apologized for Graham Norton instead. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by danclarke
    Quote Originally Posted by supertechCETma
    http://www.getcertify4less.com/testvoucher.asp

    This may help.

    Can you use this outside USA / Canada?

    Seems like yet another example of discriminatory pricing against Europe / UK.

    I'm really sorry about the War of Independence, the War of 1812 and Are You Being Served - but personally, I do have an alibi.



    I've just booked to take Security+ myself, and was a little surprised by the 185 quid fee.
    Yes, they have service in all parts of the globe.
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