In this article, I am going to share the most common IT certification with their exam cost. When we plan to do a certification, the first thing that comes into one’s mind is “how much does this IT certification cost?” Agree or not ?
So, let’s start without wasting any more time.
First, we will talk about Cisco Certifications.
How much does Cisco exams cost?
Cisco Certifications are divided into 5 levels-
- Entry level
- Associate Level
- Specialist Level
- Professional Level
- Expert Level
Cisco Entry level Certifications with their exam cost
|CCT Collaboration||125 USD|
|CCT Data Center||125 USD|
|CCT Routing and Switching||125 USD|
Cisco Associate level Certifications with their exam cost
|CyberOps Associate||300 USD|
|DevNet Associate||300 USD|
Cisco Professional level certifications with their exam cost
All professional level certifications have two exams- core exam and concentration exam. The Core exam is mandatory, there is no choice. While there are multiple concentration exams, you can choose one of them, according to your interest. Now come to the CCNP certification cost, for the core exam, you have to pay 400 USD and for the concentration exam, you have to pay 300 USD.
Cisco Professional Certificates-
- CCNP Collaboration
- CyberOps Professional
- CCNP Data Center
- DevNet Professional
- CCNP Security
- CCNP Service provider
Cisco Expert Level Certifications with their exam cost
In CCIE certification, there are 2 exams. One is a core exam and another is a lab exam. The Core exam cost is around 400 USD and the lab exam cost is around 1600 USD.
Cisco Expert Certifications are-
- CCIE Collaboration
- CCIE Data Center
- CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure
- CCIE Enterprise Wireless
- CCIE Security
- CCIE Service Provider
How Much Does aws Exams Cost?
Aws certification cost lies between 100 USD-300 USD. Exam cost varies with certification level, if you want to give an entry-level or associate-level exam then you have to pay around 100-150 USD. If you want to go for a professional or a specialty level certification then you will have to pay 300 USD. Azure and Aws both are the best cloud service platforms. As we all know, cloud computing demand is increasing day by day, so if you do Aws training or Azure training then it will be a good investment and you will get good returns in the future (highly paid job). Associate level certification is for beginners who want to become cloud engineers or people who have 1-2 years of experience.
AWS Associate Level Certification with their exam cost
|AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner||100 USD|
|AWS Certified Solutions Architect-Associate||150 USD|
|AWS Certified Developer Associate||150 USD|
|AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate||150 USD|
AWS Professional Certification with their exam cost
|AWS Certified DevOps Engineer Professional||300 USD|
|AWS Certified Solution Architect||300 USD|
AWS Speciality Certification with their exam cost
|AWS Certified Advanced Networking Speciality||300 USD|
|AWS Certified Data Analytics||300 USD|
|AWS Certified Database||300 USD|
|AWS Certified Machine Learning||300 USD|
|AWS Certified Security||300 USD|
How much does CompTIA exams cost?
CompTIA certifications are divided into 4 categories- named as core series certifications, Infrastructure series certifications, Cybersecurity series and professional certifications. There is no prerequisite for core and infrastructure series certification.
All these are entry-level certifications, if you want to start your career in the IT field, then you can go for these certifications. Having a certification, or CompTIA professional training adds value to your resume, for fresher chances of getting hired are more, experienced IT professionals can expect a salary hike after certification. Certification validates your skills.
CompTIA Core Series Certification with their exam cost
|CompTIA IT Fundamentals||126 USD|
|CompTIA A+||232 USD|
|CompTIA Network+||338 USD|
|CompTIA Security+||370 USD|
CompTIA Infrastructure Series Certification with their exam cost
|CompTIA Cloud+||338 USD|
|CompTIA Linux+||338 USD|
|CompTIA Server+||338 USD|
CompTIA CyberSecurity Series Certifications with their exam cost
|CompTIA CSA+||370 USD|
|CompTIA PenTest+||370 USD|
|CompTIA CASP||466 USD|
CompTIA Professional Series Certifications with their Exam Cost :
|CompTIA CTT+||338 USD|
|CompTIA Cloud Essentials||126 USD|
|CompTIA Project+||338 USD|
How much does Microsoft Certification cost?
Microsoft Certifications are divided into 3 levels named as beginner level, intermediate and advanced level. Microsoft certification cost varies with exam level, beginner level certification exam cost is 99 USD, while most intermediate and advanced level exam cost is 165 USD. So, you can see Microsoft certifications are cheaper than other vendor certifications.
You can also get a 100% discount on Microsoft fundamental certification. To get 100% discount, you have to attend live training on Microsoft portal, after completing this training, you will be eligible for 100% discount. The training duration is around 4 hrs. First, register yourself on Microsoft learning portal for training, attend the training, after 2 days of training completion, you will get a mail, schedule your exam. One thing to keep in mind, schedule your exam with the same email Id that you used at the time of training registration.
Microsoft Beginner Level Certification/ Fundamental certification with their exam cost
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamental||99 USD|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamental||99 USD|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamental||99 USD|
|Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals||99 USD|
Microsoft Intermediate level Certification with their exam cost
|Microsoft certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate||165 USD|
|Microsoft certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate||165 USD|
|Microsoft certified: Azure AI Engineer Associate||165 USD|
|Microsoft certified: Azure administrator Associate||165 USD|
|Microsoft certified: Azure Virtual Desktop Speciality||165 USD|
|Microsoft certified: Azure developer Associate||165 USD|
Microsoft Advanced level Certification with their exam cost
|Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert||165 USD|
|Microsoft Certified: Azure Solution Architect Expert||165 USD|
|Microsoft Certified Educator||127 USD|