Just finished BS-IT from WGU in 2.5 months

mindcrankmindcrank Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□


Hey friends,

Like the title says I just completed my BS ITSec degree plan from WGU. I started on September 2nd and got the passing score on my Capstone back last night. I transferred in with an Associates from Northern Virginia Community College (A.S. IT), and the following certifications: CISSP, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, Security+, VCA-DCV6, CEH and the CPT. I acquired the following certs from the degree plan: A+, Linux+ and Project+. I was pacing classes at about one a week, same timing for the certification classes, for the A+ and Linux+ since they are two exams and thus two classes I would allot one week per exam per class. Most classes and exams were quite straight forward, the material WGU supplies is usually all that is needed. I found that I needed additional sources for C170 (SQL Class) so I went to w3schools for a lot of that information and just goggled questions for Normal Forms. Also the WGU slack is fantastic and I highly recommend using it wguit.slack.com. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask. :)

Next up, OSCP Prep icon_study.gif
Certifications: A+, Sec+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, VCP6-DCV, CISSP, C|EH, CPT, Project+, Linux+, GPEN, OSCP, GXPN, GCIH, CISSP-ISSEP, OSCE
WGU, BS-IT, Security: Complete! November 2016
Legend: Completed, In-Progress, Next

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  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Posts: 1,899Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations!
    Are you going to do the MS degree?
    Booya!!
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  • Legacy UserLegacy User Posts: 0Unregistered / Not Logged In ■□□□□□□□□□
    Cool Congrats! How many total credits did you transfer in when you started?
  • ratbuddyratbuddy Posts: 665Member
    Looks like he transferred in 86, based on the screenshot. Decent pace on the remainder.

    Congrats, mindcrank!
  • mzx380mzx380 ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM New YorkPosts: 453Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats man
    I'm starting the MBA program in a few days, hope I can finish that early like you.
    Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM
    Currently Working On: Microsoft 70-761 (SQL Server)
  • markulousmarkulous Posts: 2,389Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    Collectively, 2.5 months of my BS was going back and forth with Taskstream so that's quite an accomplishment graduating within that time frame.
  • gespensterngespenstern Posts: 1,243Member ■■■■■■■□□□
    That's very impressive. Do you have a full time job? Family?
  • mindcrankmindcrank Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!
    Are you going to do the MS degree?

    Thanks man, I was considering it but I decided to just focus on sitting the OSCP exam ASAP as I want to move into the offensive sec industry sooner than later.
    Certifications: A+, Sec+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, VCP6-DCV, CISSP, C|EH, CPT, Project+, Linux+, GPEN, OSCP, GXPN, GCIH, CISSP-ISSEP, OSCE
    WGU, BS-IT, Security: Complete! November 2016
    Legend: Completed, In-Progress, Next
  • mindcrankmindcrank Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    markulous wrote: »
    Collectively, 2.5 months of my BS was going back and forth with Taskstream so that's quite an accomplishment graduating within that time frame.
    Yeah taskstream was easily the biggest headache - I was pretty OCD about re submitting as soon as I could to any issues with them.
    Certifications: A+, Sec+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, VCP6-DCV, CISSP, C|EH, CPT, Project+, Linux+, GPEN, OSCP, GXPN, GCIH, CISSP-ISSEP, OSCE
    WGU, BS-IT, Security: Complete! November 2016
    Legend: Completed, In-Progress, Next
  • mindcrankmindcrank Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    That's very impressive. Do you have a full time job? Family?
    Thanks:) Yeah I work full time doing IT Security Engineering and Policy work and have a wife. She was pretty understanding about why I needed to do this and was quite supportive so that helped a lot!
    Certifications: A+, Sec+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, VCP6-DCV, CISSP, C|EH, CPT, Project+, Linux+, GPEN, OSCP, GXPN, GCIH, CISSP-ISSEP, OSCE
    WGU, BS-IT, Security: Complete! November 2016
    Legend: Completed, In-Progress, Next
  • xxxkaliboyxxxxxxkaliboyxxx Posts: 466Member
    my wife used to be supportive, then we had a kid...
    Studying: GPEN
    Reading
    : SANS SEC560
    Upcoming Exam: GPEN
  • jdancerjdancer Posts: 480Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats.

    Since you have the discipline for self-study, getting a graduate degree will open up more opportunities and higher pay. Just saying. icon_lol.gif
  • DatabaseHeadDatabaseHead CSM, ITIL x3, Teradata Assc, MS SQL Server, Project +, Server +, A+, N+, MS Project, CAPM, RMP Posts: 2,471Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    @Mindcrank

    According to my research ~46% of all pen testing positions require or prefer the OSCP. Go for it!
  • mindcrankmindcrank Posts: 33Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    @Mindcrank

    According to my research ~46% of all pen testing positions require or prefer the OSCP. Go for it!

    Thanks bro! :)
    Certifications: A+, Sec+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNA Security, VCP6-DCV, CISSP, C|EH, CPT, Project+, Linux+, GPEN, OSCP, GXPN, GCIH, CISSP-ISSEP, OSCE
    WGU, BS-IT, Security: Complete! November 2016
    Legend: Completed, In-Progress, Next
  • IaHawkIaHawk Posts: 188Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Impressive! OCSP is on my radar next year. Taking GCIH in January and will probably target OCSP right after that.
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