Cert Prep & Exam Vouchers
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You can earn key certifications while earning your degree. You can earn key certifications whether or not you are in a degree program.
Earning your degree is the foundation for a successful career and a secure future. However, earning key certifications has become just as important as graduating with an accredited degree. So we'll help you prepare to earn both at the same time or earn a certification only... No matter if you are a current student or an alumnus, this opportunity is extended to you.
Why Get Certified?
Earning a certification demonstrates your skills are current and that you are willing to learn new things. A certification provides credibility and validation as it shows your proficiency in a certain skill; certifications are an unbiased measurement. There is also a marketability factor. You never know when you might need to use your certification as a marketable tool or stepping stone to a better career. And a certification is an inexpensive option to furthering your education in your chosen field.
Key Steps to Earning Your Certification.
- A certification exam may require prerequisite exams or time spent in the profession. Review this requirements document for complete details about certification(s) you are interested in.
- To review which exam preparation option suits you best see “Three Options To Getting Certified” below.
- Select and purchase an exam prep course at a DISCOUNT if available. See Available Certifications below and the “Exam Prep Try It” column for the partner exam prep provider (Not all certifications offer a “Try It” option).
- Select and purchase an exam voucher at a DISCOUNT if available. See Save On Exam Voucher below. When purchasing an exam voucher, instructions are provided about where to register for the exam.
- If additional assistance is needed, contact your Advisor for help for help or see "Need More Information?" below.
Three Options to Getting Certified.
Students can enroll in a Strayer course that in addition to providing academic credit, offers optional certification content. Coursework is aligned with the respective certification. The table below lists the Strayer courses and the optional embedded certification content.
Students or alumni that would like to gain any certification without taking the associated course, and instead take an exam prep course, can simply register with our partner certification providers - where available.
Students or alumni interested in registering for the exam only, without taking the Strayer course or preparatory exam(s), can purchase a voucher, if available, and register to take the exam(s).
Save On Exam Prep
All listed exam prep courses are available for purchase at a DISCOUNT to students and alumni through our partners. Once you locate and purchase an exam prep course you’re immediately ready to begin.
Save on Exam Voucher
Once you have completed your prep course, or if you are interested in purchasing an exam voucher only, you can click here to access a list of available vouchers to get started. You can also go directly to the voucher site here: www.xvoucher.com/buy/strayer. Certification vouchers will be ready for use 1-2 business days from purchase.
+Not all prep exams have a discounted voucher * No prerequisite requirements + Strayer recommends taking the ICND2-200-120 combination exam prep course unless you have previously taken either ICND1-100-101 or ICND-200-101 Want to take a look? Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of the exam prep courses offered. * No prerequisite requirements + Strayer recommends taking the ICND2-200-120 combination exam prep course unless you have previously taken either ICND1-100-101 or ICND-200-101 Want to take a look? Watch the video below to learn more about the benefits of the exam prep courses offered.
|CERTIFICATION||ID - COURSE TITLE||VOUCHER|
|*Network+ (Exam number: N10-005)||CIS175 - Introduction to Networking (Free Trial)||
Strayer Pearson VUE Academic CompTIA Network+ Voucher
|*A+ (2 exams) (Exam number: (A+ 220-801 and A+ 220-802)||CIS106 - Introduction to Information Technology (Free Trial) & CIS312 - Computer Architecture (Free Trial)||
Strayer Pearson VUE Academic CompTIA A+ Voucher
|*Linux+ (2 exams) (Exam number: 117-101 and 117-102)||CIS255 - Operating Systems (Free Trial & Free Trial)||Strayer Pearson VUE Academic CompTIA Linux+ powered by LPI Voucher|
|*MCSA: Windows 8.1 (1 of 2 exams) (Exam number: 70-687)
Please note that this course is designed to prepare students to take the first of two (2) exams required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows 8.1 certification
|CIS329 - Administering Desktop Clients||Strayer Pearson VUE Microsoft 073 IT Academy Voucher|
|*MCSA: Windows Server 2012 (3 exams) (Exam number: 70-410 and 70-411 and 70-412)||
Strayer Pearson VUE Microsoft 073 IT Academy Voucher
|*MCSA: SQL Server 2012 (2 of 3 exams) (Exam number: 70-461 and 70-462)
Please note that the Strayer courses are designed to prepare students to take the first two of three (3) exams required for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL Server 2012 certification
|CIS424 - Database Administration I & CIS428 - Database Administration II||Strayer Pearson VUE Academic CompTIA Network+ voucher|
|+*CCNA (Exam number: ICND1-100-101 and ICND1-200-101 or ICND2-200-120)
|CCNP (3 exams) (Exam number: ROUTE 300-101 and SWITCH 300-115 and TSHOOT 300-135)||Coming soon|
|CISA (1 exam)||
CIS349 - Information Technology Audit and Control OR CIS558 - Information Technology Audit and Control (Free Trial)
|CISM||CIS527 - IT Risk Management (Free Trial)||NA|
|* ITIL Foundation||CIS109 - Introduction to Management Information Systems OR CIS500 – Information Systems for Decision Makers (Free Trial)||Strayer Pearson VUE EXIN ITIL|
|Project Management Professional (1 exam)||
CIS348 – Information Technology Project Management OR CIS517 - IT Project Management OR BUS371 & BUS372 – PMP Exam Prep Labs 1&2 (Mini) (Free Trial)
|PMI-ACP: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner||CIS525 - Advanced Agile Project Management||NA|
|*CEH: Certified Ethical Hacker (Exam number: 312-50 v8)||SEC420 - Perimeter Defense Techniques (Free Trial)||Academic EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker Exam (CEH) Voucher – Pearson VUE|
CIS502 - Theories of Security Management (Free Trial)
|SSCP||CIS333 - Networking Security Fundamentals (Free Trial)||NA|
* No prerequisite requirements
+ Strayer recommends taking the ICND2-200-120 combination exam prep course unless you have previously taken either ICND1-100-101 or ICND-200-101
Want to Take a Look?
Certifications demonstrate to employers that individuals are up-to-date on the latest requirements and that they are serious about their job. In many cases, organizations simply won’t hire individuals without certifications.
You may access prep materials for up to 12 months upon initial course prep purchase and enrollment.
Complete the prep courses on your schedule, utilizing the interactive platform equipped with plenty of practice exercises and tutorials to ensure you’re fully prepared.