My opinion is that classes will mostly involve reading books anyway and that I see no necessity to pay for some well-qualified professional to paraphrase the content to me.
We'll see... I am on the prowl for certs again after taking a 3yr break from a.c.c
I rather like my Cisco virtual labs that are freely available for Cisco partners, which I am. :-)
Become a Cisco partner, and this adventure will become far more accessible.