WGU Question...

TechGuy215TechGuy215 Member Posts: 404 ■■■■□□□□□□
Does anyone know?

If you already have a fair amount of the certifications that encompass a certain program, will WGU make you retake them? It says you can only wave up to 25% of your degree.

For Instance (The IT Security Bachelors)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) - Have it.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (CCNA® Security) - Will have before I would apply.
Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT) - Have it.

CIW Web Design Specialist
CIW JavaScript Specialist
CIW Database Design Specialist
CIW Web Foundations Associate
CompTIA A+ - Have it.
CompTIA Project+
CompTIA Security+ - Have it.
CompTIA Linux+ - Have it.

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Windows OS Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Software Development Fundamentals
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Database Administration Fundamentals

So that would leave only 8 certifications left.

I nearly forgot, I also have an AAS in IT Network Systems Administration with a fair amount of GE and Focused courses complete. I feel like if I transferred everything I could get the Bachelors done super fast, but I have a feeling they will want their money and not transfer everything.
* Currently pursuing: PhD: Information Security and Information Assurance
* Certifications: CISSP, CEH, CHFI, CCNA:Sec, CCNA:R&S, CWNA, ITILv3, VCA-DCV, LPIC-1, A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Project+, and many more...
* Degrees: MSc: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; BSc: Information Technology - Security; AAS: IT Network Systems Administration


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    colby_arcolby_ar Member Posts: 61 ■■■□□□□□□□
    The banner ads are a bit misleading. I spoke to my enrollment counselor about this last week and she said that while you do have to earn a minimum number of credit units (forget the exact number but it was very low) to earn a degree at WGU, there is no limit to how many certs you can transfer in.
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    Cold TitaniumCold Titanium Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I came into the IT Sec program already having the CCENT,CCNA,A+,Net+, and an AAS in the same degree as you

    So not as many as you, but they didn't have a problem with it.
    2014 Goals
    • Pass OSCP (In Progress)
    • Obtain employment in IT Security
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    IvanjamIvanjam Member Posts: 978 ■■■■□□□□□□
    @TechGuy215 - don't worry, WGU will be quite generous with your transfer evaluation. It looks like you already have 2 courses from the MSISA already covered too (C|EH and CCENT), so good luck, man!
    Fall 2014: Start MA in Mathematics [X]
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    gadav478gadav478 Member Posts: 374 ■■■□□□□□□□
    This is good news, I am starting in February and I was hoping that there wasn't a cutoff. I'll have my second talk with my enrollment counselor on Wednesday, I'll confirm with him then.
    Goals for 2015: CCNP
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    ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Did you complete the certs within the last 5 years?

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
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    kaneohe7kaneohe7 Member Posts: 16 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I started on Dec 1 for the BS:IT - ND&M, with no prior college and with the certifications listed to the left I was able to transfer in 56 credits, YMMV. All I have left to complete is general studies, IT fundamentals, and Web programming. My enrollment counselor told me that WGU requires that you take a minimum of 30 credits from them for an undergraduate degree. As previously stated the certifications must have been completed in the past 5 years.
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