IT Degree with generouse Credit Transfer?

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by alloy, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. alloy

    alloy New Member

    Hi Everyone! I'm looking for Bachelor of IT Degree with generouse credit transfer.
    I have over 5 years of experience and currently working with Microsoft.

    My qualifications:
    •Diploma of Computing & IT (Perth Institute of Business and Technology) 2005
    •ITIL Foundation V3 Certificate – IT Service Management (EXIN)
    •Project Management Basics Certificate (International Institute for Learning)
    •Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) : Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator
    •Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Security: Windows Server 2003
    •Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
    •Linux/Unix System Administration Certificate (University of Illinois) 2003
    •Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) Security: Windows Server 2003
    •Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in :
    Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007, Configuring
    Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Configuring
    Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, Configuring
    Microsoft Forefront Client and Server Security, Configuring
    Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring
    Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration
    Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration
    •Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Excelsior offers a BS in IT and offers credits for each exam.
  3. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    Problem you'll run into with any of the big 3 is that, the last I checked, their credits-for-certs lists were outdated, and while credits were offered for some of the older MS certs (like MCSE) the newer ones (like MCITP:EA) were still not evaluated. Then, if you look at Western Governors, which incorporates the accumulation of certs into their curriculum, the newer ones will provide you with credits while the older ones won't. So... either way you'll be looking at a lot of credits to accumulate for a BS. Your academic diploma / certs, were these credit-granting?
  4. james_lankford

    james_lankford New Member

    ACE CREDIT | The National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training | Find a Course or Exam

    I think Excelsior will go by the ACE recommendation
    so entering
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
    in the search criteria for
    Course/Exam Title:
    which I don't understand :)
    6 credits ?

    You should enter all your certs in the ACE search, figure out what you think your credits should be, get an Excelsior User ID, Home - , download their Technology catalog and see what their requirements are

    but I think their Computer Science degree requires calculus, discrete math, data structures, all the "normal stuff"
    I think they have an Information Technology degree which is more cert friendly
  5. Petedude

    Petedude New Member

    WGU has changed their admissions requirements recently, but I think with that list of certs you should be able to get in without issue. :)

    Excelsior will listen to the ACE recommendations, but the ACE recommendations are disappointing for most of those programs. You can spend years (and some $$) prepping for a CCNA to get what, 2 units? If you're into programming, the Excelsior program is a good pick.

    I think you'd get better mileage out of certifications with WGU. Granted, their credit hours don't line up with ACE, but certifications make up a bigger chunk of the IT concentration requirements than they would elsewhere, so you might finish faster.
  6. zefrench

    zefrench New Member

    One of the key here is the ablity to get foreign credits evaluated by a third party and then accepted by Excelsior. What courses were in "Diploma of Computing & IT " ?

    ACE seems to recommend 1 semester hour for your Project Management Basics Certificate ACE CREDIT | The National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training

    MCSE 2003 was 9 credits for me. I just finished my BS in IT at Excelsior, almost done entirely via exams. It took over 3 years for me.

    Are you planning on using CLEP/DSST exams to test out of the majority of the general course requirements or want to take online classes?

    What country are you located in now?
  7. wannabeit

    wannabeit New Member

    Be careful of taking this route. Some college don't accept Certs credit for their Master program. I've spoken with an adviser at UIS and she claimed that they don't accept credits from Certs programs for their Master program. She stated that Certs credits are not from accredited school. I am confused but I will keep trying to get in.
  8. sandrajames

    sandrajames member

    If there is some uniform things on Certification credit transfers, it would have been better

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