Voucher Discounts: How to Save Money on Your IT Certifications (2020 Refresh)

Getting an IT certification is an investment in your career. But with every investment comes a cost. Here are six ways to get a voucher discount.

How to Save on IT Certs: 4 Ways to Get a Voucher DiscountGetting an IT certification is an investment in your career. Whether you’re just starting out in IT or preparing for your next move, having a CompTIA performance certification can not only get your foot in the door for an interview, but also prove to employers that you have the hands-on skills they’re looking for.

But with every investment comes a cost. The retail price for exam vouchers can be daunting, but there are ways to save money. Here are six ways to get a voucher discount on your next CompTIA exam.

6 Ways to Get a Voucher Discount

In general, there are six ways to save money on your CompTIA exam voucher. Some discounts are available to anyone and some are only available to students or as part of a training program. Here’s a quick breakdown of the main types of voucher discounts.

Type of Voucher Discount

How Much Can You Save?

Who
Is Eligible?

Bundle

Up to 42%*

Anyone

CompTIA Store Club

20%

Anyone in North America

IT Career News
Coupon Code

10%

IT Career News subscribers

Financing Options

Split up the total cost into smaller payments

Based on financing approval

Academic Store

40 to 65%

Current students

Training/College Courses

Up to 100%

Eligibility varies

 

1. Save with a Bundle

Purchasing a bundle is the easiest way for anyone to get a voucher discount. CompTIA combines exam vouchers with training materials into bundles to help you fully prepare for your certification exam and save up to 42%* off the retail price. Many bundles include the exam voucher, training materials and a retake voucher in case you don’t pass your exam on the first try. With a bundle, you can go into your exam with confidence knowing that you’ve set yourself up for success.

CompTIA offers three types of bundles, and most of them include the following products:

CompTIA Bundle Type

What’s Included in the Bundle?

Basic Bundle

Official CompTIA Study Guide eBook and exam voucher – some also include an exam retake voucher

Exam Prep Bundle

Official CompTIA Study Guide, CompTIA CertMaster Practice, an exam voucher and an exam retake voucher

eLearning Bundle

CompTIA CertMaster Learn, an exam voucher and an exam retake voucher

 

Many CompTIA exam vouchers can be purchased as part of a bundle, and more may be added in the future. When you’re ready to buy a voucher, check out the bundles in the CompTIA Store first. (When you're in the CompTIA Store, hover over or click "Bundles" in the menu bar. Bundles and pricing are subject to change. Discounts vary based on product.)

2. Subscribe and Save with the CompTIA Store Club

Would you like to save 20% on every exam voucher, learning product and bundle you purchase? The CompTIA Store Club makes this possible. For an annual payment of $49, you can activate a 20% off discount that applies to every product on the CompTIA Store – even bundles! There is no cap on how much you can save in a year. (This offer is currently available to legal residents of the United States and Canada, age 18 and older.)

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3. Get a Voucher Discount from IT Career News

Did you know you that IT Career News readers can sign up to get 10% off their next purchase in the CompTIA Store? Just by subscribing to this blog, you can save on your next training product or exam voucher. Sign up today and grab your 10% off code. P.S. You can also click on the ad on this page.

4. Buy Now, Pay Later with Financing Options

We know that paying for training and certifications can have a large upfront expense, especially when you are in school or job hunting. CompTIA allows you to spread out the cost over time with PayPal Credit so you can split your total cost into six installments, with rates starting at 0% APR. All you have to do is select PayPal Credit when you check out, and you'll get an instant decision on financing available to you. Learn more about CompTIA financing options.

5. Student Voucher Discounts

Actively registered students of four-year-degree institutions (and some two-year institutions) in the United States can get a 40% discount on vouchers and a 65% discount on learning products in the CompTIA Academic Store.

How to Get a CompTIA Student Discount

  1. Go to the CompTIA Academic Store.
  2. Discounts are already applied and reflected in the prices you see in the CompTIA Academic Store, so simply add the item(s) you want to your cart. Please note there are limitations on quantity and frequency of purchases.
  3. Upon checkout, enter your student information for CompTIA to verify. You may be asked to upload supporting documentation.
  4. Start studying and get certified!

6. Other Voucher Discounts

Depending on where you live and what you qualify for, you may be able to get trained and certified for free (or nearly free). Government agencies and nonprofits offer free IT training programs that include certifications. If you don’t qualify for these free programs, you may be able to find a paid training program or college course that includes the certification. Learn more about programs that help you save money on CompTIA A+.

Getting an IT certification is an investment that will pay back in spades. But, if you need a more economic way to get certified, you have options. Bundles, discounts and training programs that include certifications can all help you save money when buying a voucher.

Buy a CompTIA bundle today! (When you're in the CompTIA Store, hover over or click "Bundles" in the menu bar.)

*Bundles and pricing are subject to change. Discounts varies based on product.

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