Prove Your Expertise
Preparing for certification exams
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. A certification is also an inexpensive option to further your education in a chosen field. Currently, Strayer University awards transfer credit for select IT certifications aligned with one of our CIS courses. This can help decrease the time it takes you to graduate – and lessen the cost of your degree.
Certification And License
Through your professional or personal work, you may have earned a certification or license that can translate into college-level credit.
Strayer recognizes the value of certification and works to provide you with the knowledge necessary to obtain certifications (and, in many cases, we provide discount vouchers to do so).
The IT industry uses certification as a means of vetting potential IT professionals in the fields of computer networks, database management, network security, technical support and more. Therefore, a number of carefully chosen courses offered by Strayer University have embedded IT certification training along with academic rigor in order to prepare you for getting certified. Certifications are the one of the best and most widely accepted way to independently validate your skills and knowledge.
What’s more: Strayer University now awards transfer credit for select IT certifications that currently align with one of our CIS courses. All you need to do is provide the verification information from a crediting authority (such as CompTia, Microsoft or Cisco) to earn credit.
Your Admissions Officer will have the details, to find out what options are available.
Why IT Certifications Matter
Information technology certifications ensure you’re up-to-date on the latest technical requirements, and they demonstrate to employers you’re serious about your job. In fact, many employers require their employees to earn information technology certifications in order to apply for certain positions or promotions.
Already certified? Strayer University now awards transfer credit for select IT certifications that currently align with one of our CIS courses. All you need to do is provide the verification information from a crediting authority (such as CompTia, Microsoft or Cisco) to earn credit.
|Course ID||Course Name||Organization||Certificate||Alternate Course|
|CIS 106||Introduction to Information Technology||CompTIA||A+ Hardware Exam||TestOut PC Pro*|
|CIS 175||Introduction to Networking||CompTIA||Net+||TestOut Network Pro|
|CIS 255||Operating Systems||CompTIA||Linux+||TestOut Linux Pro|
|CIS 312||Computer Architecture||CompTIA||A+ Software Exam||TestOut PC Pro*|
|CIS 329||Administering Desktop Clients||Microsoft||Configuring Windows||Installing & Cnfig Win 10|
|CIS 332||Network Server Administration I||Microsoft||70-410||70-740|
|CIS 333||Networking Security Fundamentals||ISC2||SSCP||Security+/TestOut SecPro|
|CIS 337||Internetworking Basics||Cisco||ICND1 (CCNA = ICND1 and ICND2)||TestOutRouting/SwitchPro|
|CIS 357||Intermediate Internetworking||Cisco||ICND2 (CCNA = ICND1 and ICND2)||TestOutRouting/SwitchPro|
|CIS 348||Information Technology Project Management||PMI||PMP|
|CIS 349||Information Technology Audit and Control||ISACA||CISA|
|CIS 401||Network Server Administration II||Microsoft||70-411||70-741|
|CIS 409||Network Services Infrastructure||Microsoft||70-412||70-742|
|CIS 411||Advanced Routing||Cisco||CCNP 300-101 ROUTE|
|CIS 413||Internetworking Switching||Cisco||CCNP 300-115 SWITCH|
|CIS 424||Database Administration I||Microsoft||SQL Server 2012||SQL Server 2016|
|CIS 428||Database Administration II||Microsoft||SQL Server 2012||SQL Server 2016|
|CIS 436||Internetworking Troubleshooting||Cisco||CCNP 300-135 TSHOOT|
|CIS 443||Agile Project Management||PMI||PMI-ACP|
|CIS 502||Theories of Security Management||ISC2||CISSP|
|CIS 527||IT Risk Management||ISACA||CISM|
|CIS 542||Web Application Security||ISC2||CSSLP|
|CIS 558||IT Audit and Control||ISACA||CISA|
|SEC 340||Computer Forensic Technology||EC-Council||Computer Hacking Forensics Investigation|
|SEC 420||Perimeter Defense Techniques||EC-Council||Certified Ethical Hacker±|
|SEC 435||Network Penetration Testing||EC-Council||Certified Ethical Hacker±|
* One certification good for both CIS 106 and 312. A+ or TestOut PC Pro
± One certification good for both SEC 420 and 435