The Cost of Security Certification Exams

A student recently asked me about my views on different cybersecurity certifications. I offered my views but their response was that they wanted my opinion on the real value. I spoke about my view that working in cybersecurity really required a commitment to lifelong learning. That wasn’t doing it for them. They wanted it boiled down to dollar and cents. As of 9/18/23 I found the following.
ISC2 SSCP – $249.00 USD
CompTIA Security+ – $392.00
CompTIA CASP+ – $494.00
ISC2 CISSP – $749.00
ISACA CISA – $760.00
ISACA CISM – $760.00
Offensive Security OCSP – $850.00
SANS GCIH – $949.00
SANS GIAC – $949.00
EC Council CEH – $1199.00