Transferable IT Certifications

Transferable IT Certifications for WGU’s Online IT Degree Programs

WGU’s online IT bachelor’s degree programs require students to demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following:

  • An associate’s degree in IT or the equivalent (A.A. or A.A.S. are acceptable)
  • Transferable IT certifications earned within the last five years
  • Three-plus years of IT work experience

The list below includes certifications that may transfer into your program (scroll to the bottom of the page for specific program information). This selection is for your convenience only and does not represent a special endorsement. For transfer, certifications must have been earned within the last five years. Please speak to an Enrollment Counselor to determine if your certification will also meet the prerequisite for the IT programs as not all transferable certifications will meet this requirement.

Selected IT Certifications:

Cisco Certifications
CIW Certifications
CompTIA Certifications
(ISC)2 Certifications
Microsoft Certifications
Project Management Institute Certifications
Oracle/Java Certifications
GIAC Certifications
IBM Certifications

Cisco Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA®)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®)
  • Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCNP Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP® Voice, formerly CCVP)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate—Security (CCNA Security)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE®)

Cisco Certification Preparation

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CIW Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • CIW JavaScript Fundamentals (CIW Exam 1D0-435, 1D0-430, 1D0-460, or 1D0-470)
  • CIW Database Specialist (CIW Exam 1D0-441 or 1D0-541)
  • CIW Site Designer (CIW Exam 1D0-520 or 1D0-420)
  • CIW Perl Fundamentals (CIW Exam 1D0-437)
  • CIW Application Developer (CIW Exam 1D0-430)

CIW Certification Preparation

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CompTIA Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Network+ (2009 Objectives)
  • CompTIA Security+ (2008 Objectives)
  • CompTIA Linux+

CompTIA Certification Preparation

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(ISC)2 Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

(ISC)2 Certification Preparation

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Microsoft Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA Database)
  • Microsoft Certified Application Developer (MCAD)
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA)
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Business Intelligence Developer (MCITP Bus Intell Dev)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Administrator (MCITP Database Admin)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Database Developer (MCITP Database Dev)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Project Administrator (MCITP Enterprise Project Management)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD Web)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD Windows)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD Enterprise)
  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) for Microsoft .NET
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS: Enterprise Project Management)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS: Distributed)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS: SQL Server)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS: Web)
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS: Windows)
  • Microsoft Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Software Development Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Database Administration Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): Networking Fundamentals

Microsoft Certification Preparation

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Project Management Institute Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP® and CAPM)

PMP Certification Preparation

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Oracle/Java Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • Java Exam (CX-310-019, CX-310-035, CX-310-055, or CX-310-065)
  • Oracle Linux Administrator
  • Oracle 9i Administrator
  • Oracle 10g Administrator
  • Sun Certified Business Component Developer (SCBCD)
  • Sun Certified Developer for Java Web Services (SCDJWS)
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
  • Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD)
  • Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA)
  • Sun Certified Security Administrator (SCSECA)
  • Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
  • Sun Certified Web Component Developer (SCWCD)

Java/Oracle Certification Preparation

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GIAC Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • GIAC Assessing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
  • GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
  • GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Manager (GCIM)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX)
  • GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
  • GIAC Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)
  • GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)
  • GIAC .NET Certification (GNET)
  • GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)
  • GIAC Securing Oracle Certification (GSOC)

GIAC Certification Preparation

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IBM Certifications

Transferable Certifications:

  • IBM U2 Certification
  • IBM DB2 Certification

IBM Certification Preparation

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View transferable certifications for specific WGU IT degree programs:

Certifications that are eligible for transfer to the B.S. Information Technology degree program.
Certifications that are eligible for transfer to the B.S. Information Technology-Security degree program.
Certifications that are eligible for transfer to the B.S. Information Technology-Network Admin degree program.
Certifications that are eligible for transfer to the B.S. Software Development degree program.
Certifications that are eligible for transfer to the M.S. Information Security and Assurance degree program.

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