TheDailyMel wrote: »
Hi everyone. I'm in the process of getting enrolled at WGU and just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Melissa and I live in southern California. I'm currently working in IT (senior network systems support) in the aerospace industry. I never finished my degree when I was a kid, but I've been working in IT for the past 22 years as both network admin and support. I'm now in line for a promotion into management with my current employer, so I decided it's a good time to finish up my degree (BSIT). Once that's completely, I then hope to start working on my Masters (MBA-ITM).
I've already applied and passed the assessment at WGU. I'm still waiting on my transcripts from my two previous schools to arrive and be evaluated. From an initial conversation with Scott, my enrollment advisor, I think I'll have most of my GenEd stuff knocked out already. I'm also in the process of submitting all the paperwork for tuition reimbursement through my employer, but those wheels can sometimes turn slowly. If all goes well, I hope to start classes on July 1.
I currently hold a couple of certifications, but neither of them apply toward my degree. I have a Support Center Team Lead certification from HDI, and I'm also an Apple Certified Support Professional. I'm currently studying for my A+ certification and really want to try and knock it out before starting classes in July, if possible. Of course, I'm also doing a half marathon in 2 weeks with Team in Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so that has me a bit preoccupied at the moment.
I guess that's it for now. I'm really looking forward to getting started at WGU and getting connected with other students in the IT program.
earweed wrote: »
What concentration are you going to go after?
Your MCITP:EA and/or CCNA wil knock out a lot of your IT classes. The Gen ed classes will probably be most of what you'll have to do.
thenjduke wrote: »
I actually already signed up and starting August 1. Sec+ is fulfilled from the 70-298 exam I took for my security for MCSE.
kriscamaro68 wrote: »
Also has anyone tried to take out student loans to go to WGU? If so was it a pain to get them for WGU because its not a traditional type of school?
earweed wrote: »
You'll probably graduate right after I do..lol
I've been at WGU since Sep 2008 but had to do all the IT and some gened classes. I'll be done by Feb 2011.
TheQGuru wrote: »
Anybody out there in the Master Track that might be a couple months or a semester or so in?
bcarroll76 wrote: »
I currently hold no certs but have years of experience in IT and have a BS in Info Tech. I am currently an IT Manager for a hospital. I would realy like to get my foot in the door with a govt. job.
kriscamaro68 wrote: »
. . ..If so was it a pain to get them for WGU because its not a traditional type of school?. . .
asurania wrote: »
What is TE, and there website please?
Alif_Sadida_Ekin wrote: »
I think I remember this being answered somwhere in this gigantic thread, but how long does it take to receive the voucher for an exam after you've put in the request? My mentor just advised that it could take 2 weeks. Does it really take this long?
tpatt100 wrote: »
Will the school get me the training materials for this?
I always thought the GIAC exams required attendance to their training or purchasing expensive as hell training materials.
EmpoweredBizTech wrote: »
Is there learning at WGU video based, Audio, Or reading and text etc.. ? I may have missed in the thread but I haven't been able to find that.
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