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    #7076
    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmueller View Post
    How much credit did they give you for your degree and certs? Knock off one or two classes?
    I didn't get any credits. The MSCIA program only has two certs that accompany it. CEH and CHFI. I'll be taking the CEH this week and should be turning in the Risk Management paper shortly thereafter. It's looking like I'll finish at minimum 4 courses this first semester but if I can get 6 done I'll be on target for a 2 semester completion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blucodex View Post
    I didn't get any credits. The MSCIA program only has two certs that accompany it. CEH and CHFI. I'll be taking the CEH this week and should be turning in the Risk Management paper shortly thereafter. It's looking like I'll finish at minimum 4 courses this first semester but if I can get 6 done I'll be on target for a 2 semester completion.
    Would you be willing to post the transfer requirements for each of the classes in your program? I think they send out a few pages that you should have received.
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    There are only two for the MSCIA program, the CEH and the CHFI. They can be waived by... CEH and CHFI. Lol.
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    Just passed older (003) version of CompTIA Project+ exam, thus finishing the C176 "Project Management" course.

    I skimmed through the course and paid attention basically to "summary" and "exam essentials" sections. Turned out that they didn't cover a lot of important things, lol. But anyway, reading through all the chapters was too much for me because of TLDR and me having tens of years of practical management experience. Did some test questions.

    Took post-assessment and scored aweful 56% score, only 1% higher than pre-assessment. That threw me off but it was too late already as I scheduled my P+ exam.

    I hated the course. For example, a part of a project management plan that deals with human resources is "staffing management plan" according to CompTIA and not "human resources management plan". They even try to catch you if you bite the good sounding "human resources" lol. In real world nobody gives a crap about these names, the phenomenon these names point to is what matters.

    Anyway, showed up for the exam, spent full 90 minutes, last 10 was reviewing marked questions, changed two of them. Scored 766 out of 900, passing score was 710.

    This version of exam is scheduled to retire on the last day of Sept, I'm hearing that this version is the last lifetime version, the next will require continued education, etc.

    Now to "Principles of Management".
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    #7080
    Quote Originally Posted by satxwes View Post
    I received 74 transfer credits (27 from community college classes, and 47 from IT certifications). It all depends on your certs and the program, however. I'm in the BS IT: Network Administration, mostly because that lined up well for transferring my Microsoft MCSE and PMI: PMP certifications. Overall I was quite pleased with the transfer credits they gave. No complaints here!
    Hmm, do they accept transfers of math/reading from your college, or do they insist on independent assessments of that? Also curious if they take into consideration what you already took on what I like to call "useless diversity requirements" like Anthropology, Hawaiian Studies(LOL), etc. My primary concern with moving to another State with a better job market right now is the fact that I might have to start entirely from scratch if I pursue a Bachelor's outside the State.
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    #7081
    New term started for me today, but I switched programs and now I don't have a new student mentor yet. I was told a couple of days before I get a new one, but feel like this should've been done before the new term even started.
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    #7082
    Quote Originally Posted by N7Valiant View Post
    Hmm, do they accept transfers of math/reading from your college, or do they insist on independent assessments of that? Also curious if they take into consideration what you already took on what I like to call "useless diversity requirements" like Anthropology, Hawaiian Studies(LOL), etc. My primary concern with moving to another State with a better job market right now is the fact that I might have to start entirely from scratch if I pursue a Bachelor's outside the State.
    Yes. most of the general education stuff will transfer over. Even what you call the UDRs can possibly transfer over. (A humanities course could fill a humanities requirement, for example.) But, that should be true for just about any college. As long as the college you are transferring from is accredited and recognized, you shouldn't have much difficulty transferring them to a new school. There will always be pieces that don't match up, but you would rarely lose it all.

    I would suggest that WGU has one of the more flexible transfer policies, outside of the technical subjects.
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    #7083
    It's probably been said before but I would request the voucher before you finish the study material, if you are trying to accelerate. After I finished the study material for the 901 and 902 A+ exams I requested the voucher and received them the same day. I finished the study material for the ITIL course on Monday and requested the voucher. Still waiting on it, 3 days is no big deal but kinda threw me off my momentum. I've been reading ahead for the next course, but i'll have to switch back and read for a few hours again for the ITIL to feel confident on the test.
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    #7084
    Reach out to your student mentor. No reason it should take 3 days. I get irritated if I don't have it within the hour.
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    #7085
    Quote Originally Posted by jibtech View Post
    Reach out to your student mentor. No reason it should take 3 days. I get irritated if I don't have it within the hour.
    Thanks for the advice jibtech, I ended up emailing my mentor and they told me to call them. It was squared away within 10 minutes, i'll have to keep this in mind going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoNameNoob View Post
    Thanks for the advice jibtech, I ended up emailing my mentor and they told me to call them. It was squared away within 10 minutes, i'll have to keep this in mind going forward.
    Glad it worked out. Assessment Services is usually on the ball, but things happen in any department. I have found WGU to be incredibly responsive when I picked up a phone or submitted an issue.
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    #7087
    I'm enrolled into WGU (BSCSIA) and quite frustrated at the whole admissions process. Starting on January 1st. Going to vent a little here so if you are expecting one of those bubbly this is wonderful write ups, change the channel.

    First was wanting to start on December 1st but missing the cut-off because of the time gaps with the enrollment councilor. Was also told that I had to take the academic intake assessment tests as I only have an AS in CS. I guess you need a BS to enroll into a BS degree? That is stupid and hear they are changing it to an AS now but I was just below that decision time-wise. I took the assessments but there was an issue submitting one of them (as in a javascript error from their server). Opened case with IT but they could not help and told me to talk to my EC right away. They are timed so I knew this was bad. Called / emailed enrollment councilor but did not hear back. Attempted to call / email several times over the next few days. 10 days later I received notice that I was declined admissions. 2 more days of calling trying to speak with the EC and finally getting him on the phone he did not know what was going on and it took several more days to resolve which btw, was me having to retake the test. I did and several days later made it. They also don't touch your classes to transfer in if you are not accepted so that was all slowed down as well and I had transferred in credits from 3 different schools (PITA).

    This pushed me past the December 1st start and how lucky for me their tuition after over a decade goes up on January fist along with new fees for the IT program. So from $2900 to almost $3500 for the IT programs per term.

    Admissions seemed to be going well by this point but last week was assigned a mentor who was not calling for the scheduled sessions I setup via their portal scheduling system. After several emails, he finally told me he did not see them and that he was not going to be my mentor. I called student services for them to investigate and even they could not get a hold of him but eventually they told me I was going to get a new mentor. They were not sure why that happened and claimed it happened to several people. That was on Wednesday and to date, it still says his name as the mentor. No calls, no plans, and I wanted to start on January 1st - from being anxious to doubtful. Sure, I can go through the material. I have been and already passed the 1st two pre-assessments but need the SM to book the class and allow me to take the OA.

    Given that Monday is a holiday and Tuesday will be crazy busy for everyone including me, I don't see meeting my new mentor until later next week.

    This is not going as planned and I'm now considering withdrawing and going to SNHU or Hodges. Accepted into both schools and both transferred more credits into their programs giving me less to complete to get my degree.
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    I started the B.S. Cloud and SysAdmin degree on Dec 1st and I'm enjoying it. I was able to transfer in all my GenEd courses, so just working on the IT courses. I haven't taken a certification exam in almost 10 years but I really like the structure of this program. Already passed 3 of the courses with 21 to go. Hoping to finish in 2 semesters.

    As far as the mentor goes, we talk every week, but I really don't need someone holding my hand. I work as a SysAdmin now, but eventually want to work in the cloud.
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    #7089
    is it semester or quarter based school? and how much each semester or quarter runs?
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    It is a term-based school, each term is six months long and costs roughly $3,000 per term.
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    Thanks for the tips
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    When it comes to scheduling proctored exams, is there a set schedule range (8am to 8pm, etc) or are they available 24/7?
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    They are available at all times of the day. I've taken them morning, afternoon, evening, and at night.
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    I've lurked this forum for about 6 months and finally decided to post. First, the info on this site is amazing and its cool to see guys getting educated the right way instead of through dumps. I know this is not a welcome mat but wanted to say that before I asked my question regarding WGU, a school I found by lurking here.

    I have question regarding the BSCSIA degree. I've searched here and on reddit regarding the "worth" of the certs offered and its seems both communities aren't high on the ECIH and ECES certifications. My "IT dream job" is to become a pentester. CCSP/SSCP are fine but my goal is to have a degree in CS and honestly, its to get by HR filters. I'm not worried about the quality of education from WGU as reading here, reddit and talking with coworkers who have attended WGU, its not a degree mill. I will learn. My concern is that while researching cyber security related jobs, I never see the ECIH/ECES listed (in Texas). Normally its the GCIH or something similar. But however, I'm willing to stay the course with the CSIA degree if what I learn for the ECIH could be applied to the GCIH without having to brain dump everything I learned for the ECIH and relearn the GCIH standard. This goes for the ECES as well. If thats the case, I will just look for the BS IT and get the "correct" security certs as my career progresses.

    Note: Not really interested in the NOS due to attending New Horizons and having a CCNA and MCSA Server 2012 exam vouchers in the chamber.

    Hope this makes sense to someone. My first post on forums are normally trash, they'll get better with time. Thanks in advance for any assistance anyone can provide.
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    #7095
    If your goal is a pentester role, why are you worried about ECIH translating to GCIH, etc? I would be worried about getting GPEN instead. Anything SANS/GIAC is going to be more highly regarded than EC Council, at least in my experience.
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    Word is going around that student mentors have confirmed that WGU is about to start offering a bachelors degree in CS. I'm in my last year at WGU and will be graduating with my degree in Software Development. I've been working as a dev for almost 3 months now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImThe0ne View Post
    If your goal is a pentester role, why are you worried about ECIH translating to GCIH, etc? I would be worried about getting GPEN instead. Anything SANS/GIAC is going to be more highly regarded than EC Council, at least in my experience.
    I have no experience with GIAC certifications but from researching here and other places (to include job listings), GIAC certifications are something I should aim for. However, for the BSCSIA from WGU, they only offer the ECIH/ECES certifications in which I haven't found many positive reviews or job listings with them included. Thats why I'm wondering if what i learn with ECIH will help with when I prepare in the future to venture into GIAC certifications or were they, might be a bad comparison, like Network+ and the CCNA from a knowledge perspective. By that I mean, is one of them just a general knowledge about a topic while one is chin deep in information? Trying to avoid focusing too much on the 100 meter target if its not going to help me hit my long term goals. Thanks for the reply.
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    I think you're right, but I'm worried they may be "dumbing down" the software dev track when they split the program. My coworker is in the Software Dev track and is starting a new term on April 1st. His mentor told him he has the option to switch to the new Software Dev program which has removed several classes like Data Structures and Client-Server Application development. I don't know why they would remove these classes other than to put them in the CS track instead and make Software Dev an easier path. Data Structures is pretty important in any programming course IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebike View Post
    Data Structures is pretty important in any programming course IMO.
    +9 on that one. Data structures are a fundamental concept of anything to do with code design and implementation. It may be that programming has become so abstracted by "object orientation" that it is believed the details of data structures is now a low-level concept best left to the computer "scientists" and not necessary to teach code developers. Hiding the details was one of the ultimate goals for OO back in the 1990's, so to need only secretaries be the (low-paid) code developers.
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    Hey Folks,
    I posted in here a couple of years ago when I was first pondering enrolling in WGU. I am SO glad that I went through with it - easily one of the best decisions I've ever made. Last month I finished my BSIT-Network Administration degree and I'll be starting the MS in CyberSecurity sometime in the summer. For anyone who is on the fence about this school - do yourself a favor and pull the trigger. The enrollment process can be a bit shaky, but once you get through that it's smooth sailing. You will get a great education, a bunch of useful certs and a regionally accredited degree from a non-profit school. 10 years ago I never thought I would graduate college, but here I am.
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