Credit for IT Certifications, Training, and Exams

Certifications and exams must be completed within a specific date range. Please check the charts below for more detail.

Current admission applicants and enrolled students—submit a student copy of your credential to itcertifications@excelsior.edu

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
CCNA Routing and Switching6/01/2016 – 6/30/20216 UL
CCNA Security6/01/2016 – 6/30/20213 UL

TestTest Date RangeCredits
Information Systems9/01/2016 – 12/31/20223 LL

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
A+1/01/12 – 3/14/20233 LL
CASP/CASP+5/01/2014 – 3/14/20233 LL
CDIA+5/01/2003 – 5/31/20193 LL
CLOUD+5/01/2014 – 3/14/20233 UL
CTT+5/01/2003 – 5/31/20192 LL
E-Biz+5/01/2003 – 12/31/20052 UL
HTI+5/01/2003 – 9/30/20072 LL
i-Net+5/01/2003 – 12/31/20074 LL
Linux+1/01/2010 – 3/14/20233 LL
Mobility+4/01/2014 – 5/01/20193 UL
Network+1/01/2012 – 3/14/20233 UL
Project+5/01/2003 – 5/31/20192 LL
Security+1/01/2009 – 3/14/20232 UL
Server+1/01/2010 – 5/31/20193 UL

*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.

ExamExam Date RangeCredits
Computing and Information Technology9/16/2016 – 7/31/20243 LL
Management Information Systems9/16/2016 – 7/31/20243 LL
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity6/01/2017 – 1/31/20213 UL

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)6/01/2016 – 4/13/2021
4/14/2021 – 3/01/2022
3 GL or 6 UL
3 GL or 3 UL & 3 LL
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)6/01/2016 – 3/01/20223 UL

CourseCourse Date RangeCredits
Behavioral Malware Analysis (formerly Basic Malware Analysis)4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Cyber Threats Detection and Mitigation4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Hacking with Python4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Malware Reverse Engineering (formerly Intermediate Malware Analysis)4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Python for Network Defenders (formerly Intro. to Python Scripting)4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Malicious Network Traffic Analysis4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL
Network Traffic Analysis4/01/2014 – 3/31/20193 LL

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

CertificationCertification Date RangeCredits
CCFP4/01/2014 – 8/31/20194 UL or 3 GR
aCAP11/01/2020 – 6/8/20243 UL
CAP9/01/2014 – 10/31/20204 UL or 3 GR
11/01/2020 – 6/8/20243 GR
CISSP9/01/2014 – 10/31/20206 UL or 3 GR
11/01/2020 – 6/8/20241 LL/3 UL or 3 GR
CSSLP9/01/2014 – 10/31/20204 UL
11/01/2020 – 6/8/20243 UL
SSCP9/01/2014 – 10/31/20203 UL
11/01/2020 – 6/8/20243 UL or 3 GR
HCISPP6/01/2016 – 3/03/20216 UL or 3 GR
03/04/2021 – 06/08/20243 LL and 3 UL or 3 GR

HOW TO VERIFY YOUR CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, AND EXAM

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).

(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, include your:

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

Microsoft learners can view evaluated programs on the NCCRS web site.

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) Process

Share a transcript:

  • Sign in on your Microsoft Certification Dashboard
  • Go to Transcript section and select “Share or download”
  • Select “Share” Option; Enter a personal access code and turn on “Include Address Details”; Select “Share”
  • Copy and paste the following information provided on the site
    • Transcript ID
    • Access Code
    • Transcript Viewing Page: URL
  • Paste the information in an email and send to itcertifications@excelsior.edu

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Microsoft Professional Program (MPP) Process

As of January 1, 2020, Microsoft is no longer offering this training. Credits may transfer to Excelsior College if the training was taken during the time period it was offered.

Share a verified MPP track completion certificate:

  • Sign in on your academy.microsoft.com Dashboard
  • Copy and paste the MPP Track certificate URL to share a link to your official certificate
  • Paste the URL in an email with 2 forms of identification (name and current address or name and date of birth) and send to itcertifications@excelsior.edu

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

Talk to an admissions counselor about your goals and transfer credits.

888.647.2388

Katharin Rice-Gillis, MS in Cybersecurity – 2015
“Excelsior bridges the gap of the ever-evolving cybersecurity field with the shortage of skilled professionals, by offering challenging academics, coupled with educators who are the very best in their field of study. Every instructor I had was the perfect instructor for that course. They knew their stuff, they were passionate, [and] they interacted with all of their students.”