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OMG! I just went to book my Sec+...

Discussion in 'Security+' started by GiddyG, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    ... and the cost is actually £217.38 with VAT... that is about $430 on current exchange rates.

    That is disgusting! :mad

    Don't know what to do now... :blink

    If the pass mark reflected how naff the actual questions appear to be, judging from what a few of you guys have said, then I would consider it. But £200+ to just miss out with a 764 pass mark... :dry
     
  2. Sparky
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    That is ridiculously overpriced.

    Is there a voucher you could use to get the cost down? 8)
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Not sure mate... I know that in the US PrepLogic do the deal where you buy their software and you get a test voucher. Not sure if anyone does it over here... :(

    EDIT: I checked one of the A+ posts and found that Gracetech appears to do them for £175. Not sure if you have to pay the VAT on top...
     
  4. grizz3210

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    I completey agree on it being overprice.
    I had a look at the comptia website and they have the price at £185.
    which company were you going to use for the exam?
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Thats way too much :blink
     
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  6. zimbo
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    no mate.. you done something seriously wrong there... :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Theprof

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    I just checked on prometric site and they are charging 251 USD. Are you sure you don't have select twice or something? cause I do agree that it's way too expensive but you must be getting something more.
     
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  8. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    The £185 is excluding VAT (but they don't appear to say that until you have almost booked the thing...).

    I am going to book through PearsonVue, and I am waiting to get the voucher from Gracetech... £175 with (apparently) no VAT. :biggrin
     
  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    No mate... £217.38 is the price in the UK, if you book and buy through PearsonVue or Prometric. Given the exchange rate, that means it should be close to £125 based on the US$251 price you quote.

    It just shows it is daylight robbery... :x
     
  10. grizz3210

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    when i have booked exams though the web site before what they said was what i paid i thought that vat was included?
     
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  11. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    They do add it on, but only at the end... so it looks like you're paying £185 when, in reality, it's £217.38. Very naughty, IMHO :dry
     
  12. richardw

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    If their selling to you as a UK consumer they have to show the total price, including vat.
    This is not the USA where sales tax is added at the till.

    Have you emailed them to point out the ridiculous exchange rate?
     
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  13. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    They will have no control over the exchange rate.
     
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  14. nXPLOSi

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    But they *could* adjust the prices accordingly.
     
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  15. dales

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    I've got a funny feeling your know that when I took and passed my a+ pre 2003 it was about that price for each exam, (might have been £150 I cant quite remember). I know that when I found out the price I made damn sure I studied enough to be reasonably sure of a pass first time on them.

    I'll have to see if I can login to comptia later on to have a look.
     
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  16. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Even then it is down to the exchange rate with the individuals banks. So still no control over the exchange rate.
     
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  17. nXPLOSi

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    They dont *need* control over the change rate at all, how do you think they currently do it?

    All they need to do is adjust the prices roughly in comparison to the US counterparts, im not saying it has to be down to the penny correct, just a little fairer.
     
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  18. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Fair in the UK? You must be joking.
     
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  19. Space Ace

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    I just booked my Sec + today through the Prometric site today and the price was listed as £185. Got mine a bit cheaper as I had a discount code though. Did notice that it said VAT, discount codes, etc wouldn't be applied until you get to the payment page. However the final price without the discount was still £185.

    I do remember a tutor on a course I attended last year saying that Prometric never actually charge the VAT, which is how it looked this evening.
     
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