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    Default WGU - Comptia Question

    -WGU only accepts certs that were acquired in the past 5 years, and I have GFL certs that won't qualify. (A+/Net+/Sec+)
    -Comptia states that renewing a Sec+ will also renew your A+ and Net+.
    -Being that my certs are GFL, not CE, for WGU would I need to retake all of these certs? Or Just Sec+? How does that work?



    "Renewing your highest-level CompTIA certification will automatically renew lower-level certifications. Learn more about renewing multiple certifications."

    How do I know what is a higher-level CompTIA certification and what is lower?
    The hierarchy is as follows: (from high to low):
    1. CASP
    2. CSA+
    3. Security+
    4. Network+
    5. A+
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    You'd have to talk with an admissions/enrollment advisor about the certs and if you can get credit for them. They should be able to get you an answer pretty quick.
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    yeah, pretty much why I didn't attend WGU...I have a few GFL certs, even though my Sec+ renewed those GFL certs, they still didn't accept A LOT of my college credit or older certs. I am just going to continue getting certifications instead of pursuing degrees. It's cheaper that way, unless you fail a lot of exams.
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    OP- The short answer is you have to take the current version of A+, Net+, Sec+. You need to convert your certs from (GFL) Good-For-Life to (CE) Continuing Education. Since GFL certs are over 5 years old, you will have to take them again for them to be used with WGU.

    https://certification.comptia.org/he.../good-for-life

    Hope that helps.
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    If you've already gained the knowledge from the certs, then it shouldn't take long going through a refresher
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    I know when I got my Sec+ CE it renewed my A+ and Net+ and now I have CE next to them both. Not sure about everyone else but I think the CE version of Sec+ will convert the others.
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