WGU - Comptia Question

layer8problemslayer8problems Posts: 10Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
-WGU only accepts certs that were acquired in the past 5 years, and I have GFL certs that won't qualify. (A+/Net+/Sec+)
-Comptia states that renewing a Sec+ will also renew your A+ and Net+.
-Being that my certs are GFL, not CE, for WGU would I need to retake all of these certs? Or Just Sec+? How does that work?

"Renewing your highest-level CompTIA certification will automatically renew lower-level certifications. Learn more about renewing multiple certifications."

How do I know what is a higher-level CompTIA certification and what is lower?
The hierarchy is as follows: (from high to low):
  1. CASP
  2. CSA+
  3. Security+
  4. Network+
  5. A+


  • supafish9supafish9 Posts: 34Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    You'd have to talk with an admissions/enrollment advisor about the certs and if you can get credit for them. They should be able to get you an answer pretty quick.
  • shochanshochan Senior Member ArkansasPosts: 736Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    yeah, pretty much why I didn't attend WGU...I have a few GFL certs, even though my Sec+ renewed those GFL certs, they still didn't accept A LOT of my college credit or older certs. I am just going to continue getting certifications instead of pursuing degrees. It's cheaper that way, unless you fail a lot of exams.
    2018 goals -> PenTest+ Beta (failed), Linux+ Beta (pending results), CEH (mid Dec)
    2019 goals -> Linux+ 103/104 (Jan/Mar/Depends on Beta results), KLCP (June), RHCSA (Dec)
  • Armor149Armor149 Posts: 113Registered Members
    OP- The short answer is you have to take the current version of A+, Net+, Sec+. You need to convert your certs from (GFL) Good-For-Life to (CE) Continuing Education. Since GFL certs are over 5 years old, you will have to take them again for them to be used with WGU.


    Hope that helps.
  • EnderWigginEnderWiggin Posts: 549Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    If you've already gained the knowledge from the certs, then it shouldn't take long going through a refresher icon_wink.gif
  • jeremywatts2005jeremywatts2005 Posts: 323Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    I know when I got my Sec+ CE it renewed my A+ and Net+ and now I have CE next to them both. Not sure about everyone else but I think the CE version of Sec+ will convert the others.
  • layer8problemslayer8problems Posts: 10Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Update: It appears that if I do CCNA prior to enrollment it will cover the Net+/Sec+ requirement.
  • PJ_SneakersPJ_Sneakers The ceiling is glass. USAPosts: 872Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    Just go pass Sec+ CE. When you pass it, your previous GFLs should get converted to CE. If not, you can request it. Once you get them converted, apply. That will knock out 4 classes.
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