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    Default New BS program @ WGU: Cloud and Systems Administration

    WGU has an interesting new BS program...https://www.wgu.edu/online-it-degree...helors-program

    Focuses on cloud technologies, security, networking, scripting, emerging technologies, and server administration.

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    Yeah looks like this is replacing the program that I'm currently in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyb80 View Post
    Yeah looks like this is replacing the program that I'm currently in.
    +1 And it seems to be a decent update, but I really don't like that it is not a "BS IT with 'insert emphasis'" but a "BS Cloud and Systems Admin", sounds more like a vocational diploma rather than a degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyb80 View Post
    Yeah looks like this is replacing the program that I'm currently in.
    Are you in the IT with Network Administration program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkca View Post
    +1 And it seems to be a decent update, but I really don't like that it is not a "BS IT with 'insert emphasis'" but a "BS Cloud and Systems Admin", sounds more like a vocational diploma rather than a degree.
    I agree.
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    Holy Cow that's a WHOLE LOTTA COMPTIA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lismith View Post
    Are you in the IT with Network Administration program?
    Yes I am. I've requested to switch starting next semester to Network Operations and Security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gkca View Post
    +1 And it seems to be a decent update, but I really don't like that it is not a "BS IT with 'insert emphasis'" but a "BS Cloud and Systems Admin", sounds more like a vocational diploma rather than a degree.
    I agree, very vanilla sounding program.
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    I wonder why they didn't go for the MCSA: Linux on Azure certification. Seems like it would fit nicely into this new degree plan.
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    I don't understand this program..

    They have Linux+ and LPI certs. They also have MCSA in Server 2012 (which probably 3-5% of cloud guys even bother to touch, mostly ones in .net shops).

    Yet no RHCSA/RHCE certs or courses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyb80 View Post
    Yes I am. I've requested to switch starting next semester to Network Operations and Security.
    I'm scheduled to start Net Op & Sec in January. My enrollment counselor told me a new program was going to be announced soon so I was curious to see the details. It looks interesting but some credits I already have won't transfer to this new plan, and I don't like how generic this Cloud degree sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBroke View Post
    I don't understand this program..

    They have Linux+ and LPI certs. They also have MCSA in Server 2012 (which probably 3-5% of cloud guys even bother to touch, mostly ones in .net shops).

    Yet no RHCSA/RHCE certs or courses.
    But there is always, ALWAYS CompTIA A+ in every. single. program.
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    I also wonder why they didn't put in the CCSP or similar certification.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lismith View Post
    But there is always, ALWAYS CompTIA A+ in every. single. program.
    And after having to take it recently I've decided I do despise the A+ exam
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    Looks awesome. Minus the Windows certs.
    I wonder if an RHCE would replace an MCSA?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleNNs View Post
    I wonder if an RHCE would replace an MCSA?
    I doubt it, I've asked them on Twitter and their reply was that they don' see much demand or something like that.
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    I don't necessarily want an RHCE to be included in the curriculum. I'm more so wondering if it can be accepted as transfer credit. But I can figure that out by reaching out admissions.
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