Cost Of CISCO Certification In Nigeria

Do you want to take any CISCO certification course in Nigeria and you do not know the cost? Not to worry as you are at the right place, at the right time. In today’s world, especially in our country, professional certifications have become very important criteria in getting one’s desired jobs, as holding just a bachelor or master’s degree is not enough to see one through the finish line these days.

Cost Of CISCO Certification In Nigeria

With the way the competition for employment spaces at top corporate organizations is going these days in Nigeria, individuals with professional certifications such as CISCO and the likes are almost always considered first before others and this is because it is assumed that they have all round knowledge in what their job description entails.

Many top professional organizations and IT firms are blessed with individuals who are skilled in every detail that their job function entails and it is because of professional tech courses and certifications like CISCO, etc, that they have such an embarrassment of talent in their ranks, who are rated very highly and are paid handsomely for what they know and what they bring to the table in order to move their companies forward as far as IT and tech related matters are concerned.

Because of the importance of the CISCO professional certification course and how many people would love to be CISCO certified, it is not surprising to see people making enquiries about this IT and tech certification in Nigeria today, and as we proceed, we shall be looking at the various CISCO examinations in the country and the prices of each one of them.

COST OF CISCO CERTIFICATION IN NIGERIA CURRENTLY

The CISCO certification course comes in different types but there four major categories of certification levels that the CISCO professional certification package offers. These levels include:

  • Entry Level
  • Associate Level
  • Professional Level, and
  • Expert Level.

All level categories are made up of different types of CISCO certification courses and their prices vary. The following are some of the common CISCO certifications in Nigeria and their various amounts:

ENTRY LEVEL CISCO CERTIFICATION COURSES

The entry level CISCO certification course is the basic course that consist of the CISCO Certified Technician (CCT) certifications. The CCT certification is divided into two, namely: the CCT Data Centre and the CCT Routing and Switching certifications.

These entry level CISCO certification courses span elementary topics such as how to diagnose, fix, troubleshoot, and restore various Cisco systems. The CCT Data centre certification and the CCT Routing and Switching certification each cost $125, which is about ₦47,500 in Nigerian local currency.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL CISCO CERTIFICATION

The CISCO associate level certification helps to enhance the skills of network engineers in the tech world. This level tests basic technical network skills of the candidates and it consists of different CISCO certifications, some of which include: DevNet Associate, CCNA, and CCNA CyberOps. The CCNA Certification and the CCNA CyberOps each cost $195, which is ₦74,100 in Nigerian currency

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL CISCO CERTIFICATION

Professional CISCO certification is much more technical than the entry and associate levels, and it requires just two examinations; one being the core examination and the other being the concentration examination. The core examination serves as the the qualifying exam for the CCIE lab exam. In this Professional level, as with basic and associate levels, there are many certification courses to take.

Courses like the DevNet Professional Core Certification cost $400, which is ₦152,000 in our local Nigerian currency, while the DevNet Professional Concentration Certification exam costs $300, which is ₦114,000. The CCNP Enterprise Core Certification Examination costs $400, while the CCNP Enterprise Concentration Certification exam costs $300.

The CCNP Collaboration Core Certification exam costs $400, while the CCNP Collaboration Concentration Certification exam costs $300. The CCNP Data Centre Core Examination Certification costs $400, while the CCNP Data Centre Concentration exam costs $300. The CCNP Security Core Certification exam costs $400, while the CCNP Security Concentration exam costs $300.

The CCNP Service Provider Certification exam costs $400, while the CCNP Service Provider Concentration exam costs $300.

EXPERT LEVEL CISCO CERTIFICATION

The expert level certification is the highest CISCO certification level and it tests and validates candidates’ skills in managing the overall lifecycle of network technology. This is the pinnacle of CISCO certifications and the candidates must demonstrate a very high level of understanding of network systems to be able to get their professional certificates. CISCO Certifications under the expert level and their various prices are given below:

CCIE ENTERPRISE INFRASTRUCTURE CERTIFICATION 

  • Core Examination costs $400 which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira.
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCIE ENTERPRISE WIRELESS CERTIFICATION

  • Core Examination costs $400, which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCIE COLLABORATION CERTIFICATION

  • Core Examination costs $400, which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCIE DATA CENTRE CERTIFICATION

  • Core Examination costs $400, which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCIE SECURITY CERTIFICATION

  • Core Examination costs $400, which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCIE SERVICE PROVIDER CERTIFICATION

  • Core Examination costs $400, which is ₦152,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

CCDE CERTIFICATION

  • Written Examination costs $450, which is ₦171,000 in Nigerian Naira
  • Lab Examination costs $1600, which is ₦608,000 in Nigerian Naira.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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