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Credit for IT Certifications

Credit for IT Certifications, Training, and Exams

IT Certifications

College Credit for Cisco Certifications

Certification Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
CCNA Routing and Switching 6 UL Advanced Networking and
Network Management
Tech. Elective and Network and Application Security
CCNA Security 3 UL Network and Application Security Network and Application Security

College Credit for CLEP Tests

Test Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
Information Systems 3 LL Free Elective Free Elective

College Credit for CompTIA Certifications

Certification Effective Dates Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
      Classification Classification
CDIA+ 5/2003-5/2019 3 LL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
CLOUD+ 5/2014-5/2019 3 UL Tech. Elective Securing Mobile & Cloud Computing Environments
CTT+ 5/2013-5/2019 2 LL Free Elective Free Elective
Project+ 5/2003-5/2019 2 LL Free Elective Free Elective
HTI+ 5/2003-9/2007 2 LL Free Elective Free Elective
Linux+ 5/2003-12/2009
1/2010-5/2019
2 LL
3 LL
Tech. Elective
Systems Administration
Tech. Elective
Systems Administration
Mobility+ 5/2014-5/2019 3 UL Tech. Elective Securing Mobile & Cloud Computing Environments
Security+ 5/2003-12/2008
1/2009-5/2019
2 UL
3 UL
Tech. Elective
Overview of Computer Security
Tech. Elective
Overview of Computer Security
Server+ 5/2003-12/2009
1/2010-5/2019
2 LL Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
Free Elective
E-Biz+ 5/2003-12/2005 2 UL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
A+ 5/2003-12/2011 2 LL Free Elective TBD
Network+ 5/2003-12/2011
1/2012-5/2019
2 UL
3 UL
Tech. Elective
Data Comm. & Networking
Tech. Elective
Data Comm. & Networking
CASP 5/2014-5/2019 3 UL Computer Security* Info. Assurance Management (ID)* *INF concentration Computer Security

*For the BIX with Information Security concentration, the CASP will satisfy the Overview of Computer Security core as well as the Information Assurance Management concentration requirement.

College Credit for DSST Exams

Exam Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
Computing and Information Technology 3 LL Free Elective Free Elective
Management Information Systems 3 LL Free Elective Tech. Elective
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 3 UL Overview of Computer Security Overview of Computer Security

College Credit for EC Council Training

Certification Credits BS Information Technology BS Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
Certified Ethical Hacker 3 UL Cyber Attacks & Defense
*Cybersecurity concentration
Cyber Attacks & Defense

College Credit for Focal Point Federal, LLC Courses

Course Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
Behavioral Malware Analysis (formerly Basic Malware Analysis) 3 LL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
Cyber Threats Detection and Mitigation 3 LL Tech. Elective Cybersecurity Defense in Depth (CDD)
Hacking with Python 3 LL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
Malware Reverse Engineering (formerly Intermediate Malware Analysis) 3 LL Tech. Elective Reverse Engineering (Cyber Ops. Conc.) or Tech. Elective
Python for Network Defenders (formerly Introduction to Python Scripting) 3 LL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
Malicious Network Traffic Analysis 3 LL Network Security (INF conc.) or Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
Network Traffic Analysis 3 LL Advanced Networking (Network Ops. Conc.) or Tech. Elective Tech. Elective

Note: ANRC, LLC was acquired by Focal Point Data Risk, LLC in January 2017.

Undergraduate Credit for (ISC)2 Certifications

Certification Credits BS in Information Technology BS in Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
CISSP
6 UL Overview of Computer Security
*General, Cybersecurity, Network
Operations concentrations
Overview of Computer Security
3 UL Overview of Computer Security  
3 UL Information Assurance Management
*Information Security concentration
 
HCISPP
6 UL Tech. Elective Tech. Elective
3 UL   Intro. To Health Care Cybersecurity
3 UL   Managing Health Care
Technology
*Health Care Cybersecurity concentration
CAP 4 UL Tech. Elective Security Focused Risk Management
SSCP 3 UL Overview of Computer Security Overview of Computer Security
CCFP 4 UL Computer Forensics
*Information Security & Cybersecurity
concentrations
Computer Forensics
4 UL Tech. Elective
*Network Operations & General
concentrations
Tech. Elective
CSSLP 4 UL Web Security
*Information Security concentration
Secure Software Development
*Cyber Operations concentration
4 UL Tech. Elective
*General, Network Operations &
Cybersecurity concentrations
Tech. Elective

Graduate Credit for (ISC)2 Certifications

Certification Credits Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management MS in Cybersecurity
    Classification Classification
CISSP 3 GR Information Assurance Information Assurance
CAP 3 GR IT Risk Analysis and
Management
IT Risk Analysis and
Management
CCFP 4 GR Digital Crime Prevention and
Investigation
Digital Crime Prevention and
Investigation
HCISSP 3 GR   Cybersecurity in Healthcare
*Medical Data Security concentration

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How to Verify Your Certifications, Training, and Exams

To allow third parties to verify your valid certifications, previous certifications, and passed exams, use the Publish Credentials option in the Certification Tracking System.

  1. Log in to the Cisco Certification Tracking System and click Publish Credentials.
  2. Select the credentials that you would like to publish.
  3. Enter this Excelsior email address: cisco@excelsior.edu and type the message you want to send to Cisco.
  4. Click Preview Report (optional). The Preview Report page is watermarked "VOID - Sample Only." The actual report sent will not have the watermark.
  5. Click Publish Report; the status message "Your certifications have successfully been published" displays in red at the top of the page under your name and candidate ID number.

For assistance, call 888-647-2388 ext. 134. Note: To receive academic credit, you need to have taken your Cisco exams and courses within the last 10 years.

If you don't have a copy of your score report, call your test delivery provider to request one.

VUE:  877-551-7587

Prometric: 800-776-4276

To validate or verify your CompTIA certifications, you need to publish your certifications online to any third party:

  • Log in or create a user name and password if you're a first time user.
  • Go to the Transcript tab and select Create new transcript.
  • Make sure "Display Certs" and "Display Address" are checked.
  • In the Can't be viewed until field, enter dates that cover a week.
  • Click Submit. The Transcript page is displayed again.
  • Enter itcertifications@excelsior.edu in the email field.

For assistance, contact CompTIA at questions@comptia.org or 630-678-8300 option 5.

To obtain a verification letter from Focal Point after completing and passing a course, you must send an email request to the Focal Point team at: Academy-Training@focal‐point.com

  • Indicate that the verification letter must be sent directly to: Office of the Registrar, Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203, or via email at itcertifications@excelsior.edu
  • The verification letter should also include at least two forms of identification (e.g., name of student, date of birth, current address, SSN, or last 4 digits of the SSN).

On the ICDL (International Computer Driving License) website, select Contact Us and enter your contact information in the fields provided.

In the Query box, enter "How do I get a transcript sent to Excelsior College?"

(ISC)² members can request a transcript from (ISC)² by emailing membersupport@isc2.org and ask that a verification letter of all earned certifications be sent to Excelsior College at itcertifications@excelsior.edu.

In your request, please include your:

  •     Full Name
  •     Home Address
  •     Exams Completed
  •     Exam Completion Dates

Microsoft will send an official copy of your transcript directly to Excelsior College at itcertifications@excelsior.edu.
You can make this request in one of the following ways:

  • Call Microsoft at 800-636-7544 and ask the agent to send an official copy of your transcript to itcertifications@excelsior.edu.
  • Email your request to mcphelp@microsoft.com.
  • Log in to your Microsoft account and use the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) live chat support to make your request.

Your certification status can be verified using the official Oracle Certification Program. Due to privacy and legal restrictions, Oracle cannot provide verification of certification status to us without your direct involvement.

You must initiate the verification request through CertView using the self service 3rd Party Verification Tool:

  • Go to CertView and log in
  • Select Publish Credentials to 3rd Parties
  • Select the certification(s) you want to verify
  • Enter the email address Oraclecerts@excelsior.edu
  • Email your request to certification@sas.com.
  • Enter Excelsior College Certification Verification in the subject line.
  • Include your first and last name, mailing address (street, city, zip, country), email address, month and day of birth, and Prometric Testing ID Number.
  • Your request must include the following statement:  "By submitting this verification request to SAS Institute Inc. (SAS), I authorize SAS to send the SAS Certified Professional Program Verification document, which includes my personally identifiable information, directly to Excelsior College, Transcript department. In addition, I understand that any disclosure of information carries with it the potential for an unauthorized redisclosure and the information may not be protected by federal, state, or local confidentiality laws or regulations". If this statement is not included in your request, SAS will not release the document to Excelsior College.

SAS will mail directly to the Excelsior College Office of Registration and Records the SAS Certification Program Exam Verification Letter on SAS letterhead, signed by the SAS Certification Program Operations Manager. The letter will include the exam number, exam title, and exam passing date.

Sun will mail an official paper copy of your transcript directly to you. You'll then need to forward it to Excelsior College. 

To obtain a copy of your certification, request a copy of your Sun certificate by emailing who2contact@sun.com

  • Include your full name and Prometric ID# in the request.
  • Do not open the envelope from Sun.
  • Place the unopened envelope in another envelope and mail to: Office of Registration and Records, Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York, 12203-5159

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