"For IT professionals (or those who would like to be IT professionals), getting the right IT certifications can lead to a great job and a high salary.
Unfortunately, those certifications sometimes carry a high price tag.
For example, if you want to become a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) in Routing and Switching, the written test will cost $350 per attempt. You also have to pass a lab exam that costs another $1,600 per attempt. If you want to prepare, taking the recommended course from a Cisco authorized learning partner can cost around $5,000..."
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