CCIE Cost

The CCIE certification is a very honored and respected industry certification, but it comes at a high cost of time and money.  When I started studying for the certification, I couldn’t find a lot of details on its expense, so I decided to keep a running total.  I wouldn’t say that these numbers are representative of all cases, but only one CCIE.  Knowing these figures helps in terms of budgeting especially when comparing individual financing  versus expensing it from a company training budget.

 

 

Product

Cost

Description
Technical Books

$436.81

 Cisco Press books and other study materials
Written Exam Prep

$99.00

Boson Exam Environment
Written CCIE Test

$350.00

Lab Fee
Workbooks

$1,794.00

Practice workbooks
Rack Rental Time

$723.00

Bootcamps

$5,197.00

Two CCIE classes
Lab CCIE Test

$3,000.00

Lab Fees for two tests
Flights/Logging

$4,753.24

Flights and hotel cost to bootcamps and test location from Chicago, IL

Total Cost

$16,353.05

 

 

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  1. My own CCIE cost (five years ago) was roughly half this amount. Basically I needed one more attempt, but no bootcamps.

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