Certifications We Offer
Learn about the specific certifications we offer at WGU and which degree you can pursue in order to get those certificates. Each of our IT degrees offers test preparation, rigorous coursework, and opportunities to get top-industry certifications at no extra cost.
Certifications Offered at WGU
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
IT certifications, such as those from AWS, help students highlight to employers their capability in a variety of ways. AWS Certified individuals validate that they can, for example, deploy, manage, and operate AWS systems; implement and control the flow of data; select appropriate service based on requirements; identify best practices; and migrate on-premises workloads. AWS Certifications can help open doors and showcase your knowledge to employers, and is ideal for those interested in Cloud administration and system operations.
As an AWS Academy member institution, WGU has access to a computing curriculum developed and maintained by AWS
Microsoft certifications help show to employers that you have an understanding of specific softwares and processes. The Microsoft certifications offered through WGU are focused on Azure to help demonstrate proficency in software and given opportunity to learn about the Azure suite.
Cisco's CCNA certification is one of the top certifications in the IT industry. For those going into network operations or security fields, a Cisco CCNA certification can greatly impact your future. Learn more about the CCNA certification and why it could be a good fit for you.
Udacity offers a nanodegree program that helps students demonstrate knowledge and skills to employers. With quizzes, lectures, and projects, Udacity courses help students learn and then clearly show their expertise. The data analyst nanodegree helps you use Python, SQL, and statistics to uncover insights and communicate critical findings. Adding this nanodegree to your bachelor's degree will give you the extra element you need to impress employers.
ITIL® Foundation certification helps students begin their learning and knowledge of the basic ITIL framework. The ITIL Foundation exam and certification is just the beginning of the potential for moving on to the higher certification levels, up to expert. ITIL Foundation training focuses on IT services and the best practices in that area of information technology. Students who get ITIL certification are joining a broad base of IT professionals who are prepared to offer the best IT services to customers.
Linux certification demonstrates that students have an understanding of Linux and knowledge of open-source systems. It shows that they understand the major components of the Linux operating system, have the technical proficiency to work in the command line, and ensures they have a basic understanding of security for Linux systems. Developers, administrators, and engineers can all benefit from Linux LPI essential certification. Linux certifications are also key for increased job opportunities and salaries.
The CCSP and SSCP are two of the most valuable IT certifications you can earn. With the CCSP certification you can demonstrate the technical skills and knowledge to design, manage, and secure data, applications, and infrastructure in the cloud. The SSCP certification shows you have the skills to implement, monitor, and administer IT infrastructure. It also shows you understand security best practices and policies. Both of these certifications are highly respected in the industry and can be a great addition to your résumé.
The ISACA certification offered by WGU is meant to elevate the skills and knowledge for cybersecurity professionals. Learn how to become an expert in archiving information and increasing security in today's digital landscape.
There are a wide variety of CompTIA certifications that can be a perfect addition to your résumé. Discover which CompTIA certifications you can get with your degree and how it can boost your career.
*Stackable certification awarded through earning multiple CompTIA certifications.
The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for newer, entry-level IT students who have less project management experience. This is a globally recognized certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and covers all the basic knowledge and terminology associated with effective project management. Employers appreciate seeing CAPM on your résumé and it can be the ideal certification to set you apart from other prospective employees.