CISCO Certification Cost in Nigeria (2024)

Obtaining professional certifications has become even more important in recent times. With increasing competition in the professional world today, professional certifications give candidates an advantage in the labor market. The IT industry particularly boasts loads of professional courses and certifications, with CISCO being one of the most highly rated, especially in the network sector.

CISCO Certification Cost in Nigeria

Like many other professional IT certifications, many have enquired about how much the various CISCO certifications go for in Nigeria today. This post answers this question. Here, we will take a look at the various CISCO examinations and how much they go for in Nigeria.

CISCO certification cost in Nigeria?

There are various types and classes of CISCO examinations. There are four main categories of certification levels set up under the CISCO certification package. They include Entry level, Associate, Professional, and Expert categories. There are various types of certifications under each category and they vary in prices.

Here are some of the common CISCO certifications and the amounts they go for.

Entry-level CISCO Certifications

The CISCO Entry Level is a basic level CISCO certification which includes CISCO Certified Technician (CCT) certifications. This certification has two subdivisions – the CCT Data Center and the CCT Routing and Switching certifications. The certification mainly tests candidates’ basic skills at the entry-level. The certification covers core elementary areas like how to diagnose, fix, troubleshoot, and restore various Cisco systems. Here are the prices these certifications go for;


The CCT Data Center Certification costs $125, which equates to N100,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCT Routing and Switching Certification costs the same amount – $125, which equates to N100,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

Associate-level CISCO certification

This level of CISCO certification mainly provides enhanced skills required by network engineers. The certification tests the basic technical network skills of the candidates. There are various certifications here. Some of the certifications include DevNet Associate, CCNA, and CCNA CyberOps. Here are the prices these certifications go for;

The CCNA Certification costs $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).


The CCNA CyberOps Certification costs the same amount – $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

Professional-level CISCO Certification

This is the next certification level after the Associate level certifications. Usually, the Professional Level certification requires just two examinations – one is the core examination and the other is the concentration examination. For each domain, the core exam represents the qualifying examination for the CCIE lab exam. There are many certifications at this level. Here are the costs of some of the common certifications in the Professional Level CISCO Certification.

The DevNet Professional Core Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the DevNet Professional Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCNP Enterprise Core Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the CCNP Enterprise Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCNP Collaboration Core Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the CCNP Collaboration Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCNP Data Center Core Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the CCNP Data Center Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCNP Security Core Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the CCNP Security Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

The CCNP Service Provider Examination Certification costs $400, which equates to N320,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar), while the CCNP Service Provider Concentration exam is a little cheaper. They cost $300, which equates to N240,000 (with an exchange rate of N800 per dollar).

Expert-level CISCO certifications

This is the highest CISCO certification level as it stands. Here, the candidate tests and validates the candidate’s skills in managing the overall lifecycle of network technology. It confirms candidates’ knowledge from the basic to the very core management of technology networks. Here are the certifications under this level and how much they cost.

CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure certification

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCIE Enterprise Wireless certification

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCIE Collaboration

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCIE Data Center certification

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCIE Security certification

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCIE Service Provider certification

  • Core Examination – $400 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

CCDE certification

  • Written Examination – $450 – N320, 000
  • Lab Examination – $1600 – N1,280,000

PRICES LAST UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 20, 2023. 

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