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.

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