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 an official copy of your credential to

Certification Certification Date Range Credits
CCNA 8/01/2021 – 12/04/2022 9 UL
CCNA Routing and Switching 6/30/2021 – 7/31/2021 6 UL
CCNA Security 6/30/2021 – 7/31/2021 3 UL

Test Test Date Range Credits
Information Systems 9/01/2016 – 12/31/2022 3 LL

Certification Certification Date Range Credits
A+ 1/01/12 – 3/14/2023 3 LL
CASP/CASP+ 5/01/2014 – 3/14/2023 3 LL
CDIA+ 5/01/2003 – 5/31/2019 3 LL
CLOUD+ 5/01/2014 – 3/14/2023 3 UL
CTT+ 5/01/2003 – 5/31/2019 2 LL
E-Biz+ 5/01/2003 – 12/31/2005 2 UL
HTI+ 5/01/2003 – 9/30/2007 2 LL
i-Net+ 5/01/2003 – 12/31/2007 4 LL
Linux+ 1/01/2010 – 3/14/2023 3 LL
Mobility+ 4/01/2014 – 5/01/2019 3 UL
Network+ 1/01/2012 – 3/14/2023 3 UL
Project+ 5/01/2003 – 5/31/2019 2 LL
Security+ 1/01/2009 – 3/14/2023 2 UL
Server+ 1/01/2010 – 5/31/2019 3 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.

Exam Exam Date Range Credits
Computing and Information Technology 9/16/2016 – 7/31/2024 3 LL
Management Information Systems 9/16/2016 – 7/31/2024 3 LL
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity 6/01/2017 – 1/31/2021 3 UL

Certification Certification Date Range Credits
Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) 6/01/2016 – 4/13/2021
4/14/2021 – 8/28/2022
3 GL or 6 UL
3 GL or 3 UL & 3 LL
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) 6/30/2022 – 8/28/2022 3 UL

Certification Certification Date Range Credits
Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) 06/01/2022 – 05/31/2027 6 LL

Course Course Date Range Credits
Assembly for Reverse Engineering 04/01/2019 – 11/30/2026 3 UL
Automated Network Defense
(formerly Cyber Threats Detection and Mitigation)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Behavioral Malware Analysis
(formerly Basic Malware Analysis)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Endpoint Live Forensics 4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026 3 UL
Hacker Methodologies for Security Professionals 4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026 3 UL
Hacking with Python 4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019 3 LL
Linux/ C++ Reverse Engineering 04/01/2019 – 11/30/2026 3 UL
Malware Reverse Engineering
(formerly Intermediate Malware Analysis)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Network Forensics and Investigation I
(formerly Network Traffic Analysis)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Network Forensics and Investigation II
(formerly Malicious Network Traffic Analysis)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Python for Network Defenders
(formerly Introduction to Python Scripting)
4/01/2014 – 3/31/2019
4/01/2019 – 7/15/2026
3 LL
3 UL
Python Reverse Engineering 04/01/2019 – 11/30/2026 3 UL
Understanding Operating Systems 04/01/2019 – 11/30/2026 3 UL, 3 GR

Note: ANRC, LLC was acquired by Cyber Risk Management in November 2014. They rebranded and later changed their name to Focal Point Academy, LLC.

Certification Certification Date Range Credits
CCFP 4/01/2014 – 8/31/2019 4 UL or 3 GR
aCAP 11/01/2020 – 6/8/2024 3 UL
CAP 9/01/2014 – 10/31/2020 4 UL or 3 GR
11/01/2020 – 6/8/2024 3 GR
CISSP 9/01/2014 – 10/31/2020 6 UL or 3 GR
11/01/2020 – 6/8/2024 1 LL/3 UL or 3 GR
CSSLP 9/01/2014 – 10/31/2020 4 UL
11/01/2020 – 6/8/2024 3 UL
SSCP 9/01/2014 – 10/31/2020 3 UL
11/01/2020 – 6/8/2024 3 UL or 3 GR
HCISPP 6/01/2016 – 3/03/2021 6 UL or 3 GR
03/04/2021 – 06/08/2024 3 LL and 3 UL or 3 GR


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: 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 in the email field.

For assistance, contact CompTIA at or 630-678-8300 option 5.

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

  • Indicate that the verification letter must be sent directly to: Office of the Registrar, Excelsior University, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203, or via email at
  • 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).

Students who hold (ISC)² credentials can request a transcript via Credly by following the steps in the attached PDF. Transcripts should be sent to and students must include one of the following forms of information in their custom message for proper verification:

  • Excelsior student ID number
  • Date of birth
  • Current address

(ISC)² Credential Verification Instructions

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

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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 University if the training was taken during the time period it was offered.

Share a verified MPP track completion certificate:

  • Sign in on your 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

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

Email your request to

  • Enter Excelsior University 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 University, 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 University.

SAS will mail directly to the Excelsior University 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 University.

To obtain a copy of your certification, request a copy of your Sun certificate by emailing

  • 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 University, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York, 12203-5159

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


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.”