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Exam costs

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by bogomip, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. bogomip

    bogomip New Member

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    Can someone give me an approximate figure for exam costs,

    I want to do MCSE so how is each exam ruffly ?
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    if you look on the pearson vue or prometric web sites they will tell you
     
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  3. bogomip

    bogomip New Member

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    are you sure about that ?

    I dont want to sign up to these sites, I just want an idea of costs.
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    you have to register with one of them anyway when you decide to book your exam, when you do register you can shedule an exam and see the price then cancle it so you dont have to pay, I am registered with pearson vue I will look for you
     
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    I found on prometric site the A+ exams are 110 GBP each and I didn't sign up to anything
     
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  6. dmarsh

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    Well its fairly approximate but most exams can be taken for around £100 give or take. They can be less because of vouchers or discounts or more because of VAT, price hikes etc.

    Look at the microsoft site for the cert path.

    I think its something like 7 exams for MCSE ? Again this can vary depending on the path you take.

    So I'd guess say £700-800 should cover it, maybe a little extra for training materials.

    Its a long path so thats not as bad as it sounds when you spread the cost over time, most people go for MCSA first which you should be able to get for around £400-500 including a few books.
     
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    I am only registered with VUE for compTIA testing at the mo and dont want to register from MS certs as I wont be doing any for a couple of years, so I can give info I know the A+ 111 + vat

    I am still looking for a voucher for a discount
     
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    £88 ex VAT per exam is what I get charged. Seems to be the same if you use either Pearson VUE or Prometric (not that we'll have a choice soon).
     
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  9. bogomip

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    thanks for the help everyone, exam prices seem fairly reasonable.

    I am being made redundant soon so want to make sure I can afford the exams before I embark,

    and yes I might go MCSA for starters.
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    What exam is that for?

    the A+ is 110 + vat if you dont have a discount voucher with VUE
     
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    ^^ same with prometric too
     
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  12. dmarsh

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    The different vendors pricing schemes vary.

    Microsoft seems to be £88+VAT.

    Sun seems to be £150.

    Prometric varies at the moment N+ seems £160+VAT at the mo ! :eek:
     
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  13. stutheview

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    Yes, when I took my N+ exam earlier this month it was £185! I thought blimey :eek: Someone told me that the N+ is pobably the most expensive exam around.

    Prices I've been quoted for MS are £88.
     
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