Now that you know what you’ll be getting out of the course, let’s take a look at what kind of course it will cost you. Well, honestly, there is no perfect solution here as every company has their own pricing model and as such you will not know how much it will cost until you contact your preferred training provider. There are several different kinds of courses that are offered at varying prices with some being available for free. But typically a course fee is required when taking any CCNA Exam. This course cost analysis assumes that you’re looking to purchase a CCNA certificate and not just a generic one which many people assume and which in my opinion is usually not worth it. On top of this assumption there is also an assumption that since you’re wanting a CCNA certification, you don’t really want to pay for anything else which again leads us to another common assumption.
Many assume that because they can take the exams for free, they don’t have to pay for anything and therefore won’t have to find out how much they will be paying for any additional material or support that might be needed throughout the process of obtaining their CCNA certifications. Well, while it is true that you can get your CCNA exams for free through many CCNA training providers, you will find that many times they will sell you a CCNA course which includes support tickets and materials which might otherwise be required if you chose to purchase them separately. Also, you’ll find that most of the free resources are offered by those who have a financial stake in promoting the product, which means they may sell their “secret” information for profit. These are the hidden costs you should be aware of before you purchase your CCNA training.
The first thing you need to know is what is the cost per question? When determining the cost per question of your CCNA certification course, make sure to consider all the questions that are included in that course. The higher the number of questions included in a CCNA course the more costly it will be. The cost per question should be in accordance with the number of hours of total class time.
You should also consider the average class size when determining the cost of your CCNA course. While smaller classes may be cheaper initially, you should find that they don’t provide the level of individual attention you need to understand the material or to grasp the theory behind the CCNA Training. Large course sizes generally offer better results, whether it’s on the topics or not. You shouldn’t take any chances with your training and should always opt for a course size that matches your needs.
Some instructors offer their CCNA training for no cost at all. If you’re lucky, you can find one of these instructors in your area. If not, your best option may be to take the course online. There are many websites that offer free CCNA certification training and even some that offer it for free with some conditions attached (you’ll find this out when you’re actually getting started with the course).
Once you’ve determined how much you can afford to spend on your CCNA certification, you should find out exactly what kind of CCNA training is available within your price range. You can find instructors in your area that teach the CCNA exams, but they may not have everything you want to learn. For example, someone who teaches the exams might only have Windows or virtual private LAN service courses available to them. If you want to learn on your own dedicated CCNA server, you’ll probably need to find an instructor who also has these resources available to them.
Another option that you should consider is whether you want to pay for the course online or offline. Offline options are usually less expensive than if you choose to take the course over the internet. The main reason for this is that you don’t need to travel to a classroom to take the course. The course can be delivered over the internet through video or text formats. Of course, there are some things that you will need to do offline such as making sure your computer has all the necessary software installed, and you might need to bring your own tools. So, depending on your specific needs, you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons of each course cost before making your decision.