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IT certifications online—information technology certifications and degrees.

Earn an online degree AND industry certifications—all at the same time.

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WGU's information technology degree programs often include the opportunity to pursue top industry IT certification exams online and as part of the curriculum—at no extra cost. This will help you improve your skills and knowledge, as well as qualify you for your chosen industry. Learn more about which IT certificates you can earn along with your chosen IT degree.

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.

 

 

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Itil
AWS Academy Member Institution

Bachelor's degrees.

B.S. Computer Science

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA Project+

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B.S. Data Management/ Data Analytics

Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

CIW Data Analyst

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B.S. Information Technology

LPI Linux Essentials

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

CIW User Interface Designer

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B.S. Cloud Computing

Amazon AWS SysOps Administration-Associate

LPI Linux Essentials

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA Cloud+

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA System Support Specialist

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation

Certified Encryption Specialist (EC-Council ECES)

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+)

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional

CompTIA Network Security Professional

CompTIA PenTest+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

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B.S. Network Operations and Security

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

LPI Linux Essentials

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Cloud Essentials

CompTIA Network+

CompTIA Project+

CompTIA Security+

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist

CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist

Amazon AWS SysOps Administration-Associate

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B.S. Software Development

ITIL® Foundation Certification

CompTIA A+

CompTIA Project+

CIW User Interface Designer

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B.S. Health Information Management

CompTIA Project+

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Master's degrees.

M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

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M.S. Information Technology Management


PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

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The MBA Information Technology Management, M.S. Data Analytics, and B.S. Business–Information Technology Management do not include any IT certifications. List current as of September 21, 2020. Subject to change.

Cisco

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.

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Network Operations and Security degree

Udacity

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. 

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Data Management/Data Analytics

ITIL®

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.

CompTIA

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.

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Cloud Computing

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

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B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

*Stackable certification awarded through earning multiple CompTIA certifications.

CIW

CIW stands for Certified Internet Webmaster. The CIW exam certifies a student's capability in website development and server administration. This includes security and e-commerce. The CIW online courses provide hands-on training for real-world scenarios with a variety of vendors. Each of the CIW courses helps students demonstrate their abilities in unique coding and network situations. Students with CIW certifications show employers that they are prepared to deal with common issues that come up in web development and administration. 

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Information Technology

B.S. Software Development 

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Data Management/Data Analytics

Linux

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. 

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

(ISC)2

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.

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

 

EC-Council

These top EC-Council certifications are perfect for those who want to be involved in cybersecurity. These certifications are ideal for those who want to dive deeper into security and can help you become a certified incident handler, forensic investigator, and a certified ethical hacker. All of these jobs are highly competitive and skilled, and the right certification is key to making sure you stand out.

Offered in the following degrees:

B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Offered as an option in the following degree:

M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

Offered in the following degrees:

M.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

PMI

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. 

Offered as an option in the following degrees:

M.S. Information Technology Management

How do I get certifications online?

When you choose to get an IT degree from WGU, you also get top industry certifications at the same time, rolled into your tuition cost. Certain IT courses are preparation for your certification exams.

After you've studied the material, you receive a voucher and detailed help from your Program Mentor to find a certification center close to you.* Your voucher allows you to take your certification exam two times for free. Passing your certification exam is the final way you pass the course and move forward in your program. 

*Some IT certifications are completed online.

Most valuable certifications for you.

You may be wondering which are the best IT certification programs for you to seek. You may think that the more IT certifications you have, the better. The reality is that top IT certifications focus on quality, not quantity. Depending on the career path you want to take, there are specific IT certifications you'll want to earn. Other kinds of IT certifications won't be as important, so it's best to pursue the most valuable IT certifications for your specific field. WGU offers the best IT certifications available in our different IT programs, ensuring that whichever path you're seeking, you'll leave with top IT certifications for that field so you can find success.

How much do certifications cost?

Most IT certification programs will cost you close to $3,000 when all is said and done. Prep courses average around $2,513, and the tests themselves are around $300 each.

With WGU, you can save on your IT certifications and get a degree. For our bachelor's degrees in IT, our six-month tuition is approximately $3,500. That tuition price will give you test prep, exam fees, AND a degree. By choosing an IT degree at WGU, you're paying much less, and getting much more.

 

 

 

Information technology degrees plus industry certs from a respected IT college.

Take a look at all of our IT programs and find out which certifications you can earn with each. No matter which program you choose, you'll leave with an accredited degree and top industry certifications to help you get your next job.

 

CompTIA
CNSS Committee on National Security Systems
Cyberwatch Accredited
CAHIIM Accredited Programs

Why a degree and certifications?

At WGU, we want you to succeed. That's why we offer degrees that include top industry IT certifications online. 

IT certifications enhance your career and make you more marketable. By giving you advanced qualifications and specific skill sets, these certifications make employers interested in you.

But IT certifications can be expensive and time consuming. At WGU, our goal is to help with that. Because we include certification fees in our tuition and add certification work in our curriculum, you will leave WGU with your degree AND these top certifications, all at the same time.

If you're interested in pursuing a career in IT, a degree and certifications will work together to give your more opportunities and skills.

Get started down the path to an exciting new career—today.

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FAQs about information technology certifications:

You may think that the more IT certifications you have, the better. The reality is that top IT certifications focus on quality, not quantity. Depending on the career path you want to take, there are specific IT certifications you'll want to earn. Other kinds of IT certifications won't be as important, so it's best to pursue the most valuable IT certifications for your specific field. It's valuable to understand which certifications have the best influence on your career by talking to experts in your field.

CompTIA certifications tend to be the most important basic building-blocks for earning certifications in the IT industry. However, not every profession will need the basic fundamental understanding that CompTIA certs offer, so it's important to do your research.

Most IT certification programs will cost you close to $3,000 when all is said and done. Prep courses average around $2,513, and the tests themselves are around $300 each.

With WGU, you can save on your IT certifications and get a degree. For our bachelor's degrees in IT, our six-month tuition is approximately $3,500. That tuition price will give you test prep, exam fees, AND a degree. By choosing an IT degree at WGU, you're paying much less, and getting much more.

At WGU some of the most popular certification programs are:

  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration-Associate
  • PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • CompTIA A+
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker

CompTIA certifications tend to be the best beginner-level certifications, as they cover important fundamentals for IT professionals. However, not every industry will require these certs, so it's important to do your research.