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WGU Complete!

dragonshizdragonshiz Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
Just got notification today that my capstone and technical writing both passed! That was unusually fast for task stream as it took them less than 24 hours. I am officially done with WGU in 1 year with a BS in Information Technology! All that I'm waiting on now is the graduation application to be processed. Now for some much needed R&R! Than on to the CCENT! Thanks to everyone on here for there support as well in my 1 term that turned into 2 term finish thread, was a great motivator.
WGU - B.S. Information Technology
Goals for 2013: Complete B.S. Information Technology from WGU (Completed! Graduated August 2013), CCNA (in progress)

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    joehalford01joehalford01 Member Posts: 364 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    Dr.GonzoDr.Gonzo Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Fine Work, bro!
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    gadav478gadav478 Member Posts: 374 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good stuff here... congrats. What did you have when you transferred in, as far as credit are concerned?
    Goals for 2015: CCNP
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    ResevenReseven Member Posts: 237 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats dragonshiz!

    Feels good, doesn't it? :)
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    NicWhiteNicWhite Member Posts: 134
    Congrats. That's great news.
    WGU - BS Software Development
    Start Date: 2/1/2016
    Transferred 40 / Complete 23 / Remaining 60
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    SteveLordSteveLord Member Posts: 1,717
    He transferred in a lot.
    Transferred: WFV1, AGC1, BBC1, CLC1, LAE1, LUT1, QBT1, AXV1, CPV1, INC1, INT1, DFV1, BVC1, GAC1, HHT1, DHV1, DIV1, CWV1, CRV1, QLT1, DEV1, CTV1, IWC1, IWT1, RIT1
    WGU B.S.IT - 9/1/2015 >>> ???
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    SlithySlithy Member Posts: 50 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Major congratulations! Hope i can do 2-4 terms myself...
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    treehousetreehouse Member Posts: 77 ■■□□□□□□□□
    This is inspiring! I have a little over a year left on my BT:IT and I feel like I'm never going to be done with it.
    2015 GOALS

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    kgbkgb Member Posts: 380
    Congrats!!! It's an awesome feeling isn't it?
    Bachelor of Science, Information Technology (Software) - WGU
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    MSP-ITMSP-IT Member Posts: 752 ■■■□□□□□□□
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    cyberguyprcyberguypr Mod Posts: 6,928 Mod
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    Master Of PuppetsMaster Of Puppets Member Posts: 1,210
    Nice, congrats!
    Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.
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    zxshockaxzzxshockaxz Member Posts: 108
    Thats awesome man! congratulations! you gonna go for a masters any time soon?
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    redzredz Member Posts: 265 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations, man! That is awesome.
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    coffeeluvrcoffeeluvr Member Posts: 734 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Congratulations!!! You've earned some R&R time!!!
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    spiderjerichospiderjericho Registered Users, Member Posts: 892 ■■■■■□□□□□
    SteveLord wrote: »
    He transferred in a lot.

    Regardless, it's a great accomplishment. Hand salute.
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    CoolAsAFanCoolAsAFan Member Posts: 239
    1 year? Nicely done sir, congratulations!
    IvyTech - AS CINS (Completed: May, 2013)
    WGU Indiana - BS IT Security
    (Started: August 1st, 2013)

    Transferred: AGC1 CDP1 BVC1 CLC1 CVV1 DHV1 DJV1 GAC1 CIC1 CDC1 UBT1 IWC1 IWT1 TCP1 TJP1 TJC1 EBV1 WFV1 EUP1 EUC1 CJC1 UBC1 TBP1
    Completed: CUV1 BOV1 DRV1 DSV1 CTV1 CJV1 COV1 CQV1 CNV1 TPV1 MGC1 TXC1 TXP1 BNC1 TYP1 TYC1
    Required:
    SBT1 RGT1 RIT1
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    dragonshizdragonshiz Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Hey all thanks for the kudos and compliments it's much appreciated. To answer the above question I did transfer in a lot, I transferred in my previous Bachelor of Arts in History from a B&M college and I also transferred in CompTIA A+, Net+, Sec+, Server + and a CIW cert. I also had taken a few courses towards an A.A.S Computer Support Specialist degree that transferred in as well. The total courses I had to take was 14 in order to graduate. I also lucked out in the fact that they switched the curriculum for the java courses 2 months into my second term so I was able to switch to that. It was a great experience that I would recommend to any working adult wanting to get a degree. I would say that you do have to be extremely self motivated and be able to independently self study as you're not going to get a lot of help from course mentors. If you get stuck on something it will be up to you to figure it out. My mentor was fantastic though as I never had an issue getting anything approved as fast as I wanted it. Plus as an added bonus my employer is extremely happy with me as well that I was able to achieve this. My official graduation date is as of yesterday and my degree is in the mail. Next hopefully I can add to that employer being extremely happy with me by getting my CCNA!
    WGU - B.S. Information Technology
    Goals for 2013: Complete B.S. Information Technology from WGU (Completed! Graduated August 2013), CCNA (in progress)
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    colemiccolemic Member Posts: 1,569 ■■■■■■■□□□
    dragonshiz wrote: »
    Hey all thanks for the kudos and compliments it's much appreciated. To answer the above question I did transfer in a lot, I transferred in my previous Bachelor of Arts in History from a B&M college and I also transferred in CompTIA A+, Net+, Sec+, Server + and a CIW cert. I also had taken a few courses towards an A.A.S Computer Support Specialist degree that transferred in as well. The total courses I had to take was 14 in order to graduate. I also lucked out in the fact that they switched the curriculum for the java courses 2 months into my second term so I was able to switch to that. It was a great experience that I would recommend to any working adult wanting to get a degree. I would say that you do have to be extremely self motivated and be able to independently self study as you're not going to get a lot of help from course mentors. If you get stuck on something it will be up to you to figure it out. My mentor was fantastic though as I never had an issue getting anything approved as fast as I wanted it. Plus as an added bonus my employer is extremely happy with me as well that I was able to achieve this. My official graduation date is as of yesterday and my degree is in the mail. Next hopefully I can add to that employer being extremely happy with me by getting my CCNA!

    There's the rub - for a lot of people, it just isn't their learning style, and the traditional route through a B&M is more effective and meaningful for them. (Believe me, I know. I actually prefer classroom/handson time, and struggled with the CCENT because networking isn't where I have a lot of experience.) I know someone who wound up dropping out of WGU becasue they struggled with the format of the learning... it doesn't mean they are lazy or not smart enough, it's just not the best way for them to learn.
    Working on: staying alive and staying employed
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    neo9006neo9006 Member Posts: 195
    I agree, it depends, I am going to B&M school, only problem is where to go to next. we will see what happens. But I need to see things and have some help or I will be lost and that is probably the scary part, I do not think I could go through and fail.
    BAAS - Web and Media Design
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    dragonshizdragonshiz Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I totally agree that this learning style is not for everyone. At this point in my life in my early 30's I seem to have great success with self study but I admit that if I had tried to do this in my early 20's no way would I have been successful. One of the added benefits for me was the fact that if I wanted to get after a course I could complete it within a few weeks as opposed to having to sit through B&M type classes for 4 months at a time not learning a whole lot (one of the reasons I dropped the AAS for this). The competency model is a great idea especially if your already an established working professional because to be honest who cares at that point about GPA especially with the next type of job I want to move up to (Network Admin). Plus the fact that it is regionally accredited and it's a B.S. degree is absolutely valuable. This type of degree BS in IT didn't exist 12 years ago when I went after my first degree. The only option I had was Comp Sci and no way did I want to submit myself to that much programming, math, and logic.
    WGU - B.S. Information Technology
    Goals for 2013: Complete B.S. Information Technology from WGU (Completed! Graduated August 2013), CCNA (in progress)
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    SlithySlithy Member Posts: 50 ■■■□□□□□□□
    dragonshiz wrote: »
    This type of degree BS in IT didn't exist 12 years ago when I went after my first degree. The only option I had was Comp Sci and no way did I want to submit myself to that much programming, math, and logic.

    I actually got my A.S. in Math (which I hate - although I do enjoy both programming and logic) because I originally intended to transfer into Comp Sci and the requirements were so similar.
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