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RE: $1,400 posted 09/15/2007
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Just be warned, it's not cheap to be famous like that.  :)   Educational,
but not cheap.

Scott 

-----Original Message-----
From: nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:nobody@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
darth router
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 11:26 AM
To: Gary Duncanson
Cc: Thomas Perrier; ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: $1,400

Or forced to be a famous software pirate like Scott Morris. (Scott, I could
not resist)

On 9/15/07, darth router <darklordrouter@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Yea, not to defend cisco or anything (those greedy rat bastards!), but 
> the paper exams have been increasing over the years. They probably 
> should have made an announcment in advance. It could show that they 
> are so high and mighty that they think they can do anything to us. 
> Really, we are their feet on the street, the extension of the sales 
> force that makes shit happen. On the flip side of things, I gotta 
> thank cisco for giving me a career path.  I might have been working 
> construction like my old man :P
>
> DR
>
> On 9/15/07, Gary Duncanson <gary.duncanson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > I suppose if the prices havn't increased in such a long time then it 
> > is probably fair enough really.
> >
> > Im self financing so no rush to get to Brussels just yet :)
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Thomas Perrier" < thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "'groupstudy'" <ccielab@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2007 10:48 AM
> > Subject: Re: $1,400
> >
> >
> > > On 15/09/07 4:57, "David Prall" <dcp@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >
> > >> In Brussels it is $1512.50 under the old policy
> > >>
> > >> http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/ccie/exam/wire_information.
> > >> html
> > >>
> > >> So it is $1400 effective 9/7/2007 http://tinyurl.com/2zlcnz
> > >
> > > You'll probably have to add the 21% Belgian VAT on those $1400, 
> > > for a total of $1694 (ouch!). You had to when the lab was priced 
> > > at $1250, which
> > made
> > > the $1512.50 price. At least if your company pays for it and is 
> > > based
> > in
> > > the
> > > EU, I believe it can get the VAT amount back. But if that's out of
> > your
> > > own
> > > pocket, I feel the pain!
> > >
> > > And about the price increase, granted, it's a little steep at 12%, 
> > > but
> > how
> > > often does the price get increased? I read on a Cisco support page
> > that
> > > the
> > > pricing of their exams hadn't changed since 1999:
> > >
> > > " How often does Cisco change exam prices?
> > >
> > > Cisco changes exam prices only when warranted by program offerings 
> > > and market conditions. In most cases, the fees for exams covered 
> > > by the September 7, 2007 price change have not increased since 1999. "
> > >
> > > 12% every eight years is perfectly normal; most products' prices
> > increase
> > > 1
> > > to 2% per year. Ever heard of inflation? The written only took a 
> > > 5%
> > hit
> > > since 1999, which is actually a bargain.
> > >
> > > Correct me if the CCIE exams had been increased since 1999, as the
> > Cisco
> > > statement only covers "most" exams (which isn't exactly like "all" :).
> >
> > >
> > > -Thomas Perrier
> > > #18731 (R&S)
> > >
> > >
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