zabe1 wrote: »
hey guys, quick question. What type of resources does WGU give you? I know they give an ebook for the course, but do they give a testout account or a lynda account or udemy account for network admin route? or is it just text material and no video material? I understand they give 2 vouchers.
I asked my enrollment counselor about what were the resources I get, and he was pretty much clueless about it and said well its on the portal, but I do not want to sign up yet until i have a few certs under my belt so I dont have to take some classes.
I just need to know what resources you get.
zabe1 wrote: »
Madmd5 and Demar thank you for your help.
Madmd5. What other 3rd party items did they offer
HolyPuck wrote: »
I think I may have asked this in the wrong thread so I'll throw it in here.
Thinking about starting at WGU in the BS IT-Sec. My background is in this area, and I have already transferred in about 50 CU's. Still debating between this and CISSP. Any thoughts?
Would this be better to do now, or work on my CISSP? I'm already an Info Sec Engineer, so the experience issue is no problem. I do not have a bachelors degree which I know will hamper me in the future.
leboratorical wrote: »
My Google-Fu isn't good enough to find the answer to this: How can I tell how many credits will be accepted for certs?
I'm trying to work out the wisdom of getting further along in the cert track to lower the amount of credits required vs just doing the course. I can't find a decent way to get answers.
Also, has anyone ever had any luck in trying to use other exams for credit? I've just done the CISM exam (NOT confirmed pass/fail yet, and CISA or CRISK sound like it may possibly fit better on my career track.
SoCalGuy858 wrote: »
Thanks for the input, MichaelR!
An additional question for those in the loop...
I may have to delay my start for a few months. If this actually becomes reality, does anybody know what WGU's response would be if I went ahead and knocked out some other certs that are part of my degree plan, but I didn't have at the time of my evaluation? Can I - theoretically - turn these certs into WGU during the term, despite having done them after the evaluation?
jcundiff wrote: »
ISACA is not credited by them at this time... so I got nothing for the CRISC certification... CRISK doesnt exist
kbrunlvl6 wrote: »
Doing my app for the BS IT Security, is the written essay underneath the readiness assessment going to be a long one? Just trying to knock things out as I have time while waiting for my last transcript to come in. Also how does one submit proof of certifications, do I request a transcript from CompTIA also? Thanks!
reddishB wrote: »
as long as u havent started the term officially,u can ask for credits for the certs even if it is AFTER the evaluation.
cptpizza wrote: »
I am curious as to what would happen if you got the cert on your own after you started. CompTIA does not allow you to take the same exam after you have already passed it. That said it would be a waste to do it after since they give you the exam vouchers.