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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 IDCourse NameOrganizationCertificateAlternate Course
CIS 106Introduction to Information TechnologyCompTIAA+ Hardware ExamTestOut PC Pro*
CIS 175Introduction to NetworkingCompTIANet+TestOut Network Pro
CIS 255Operating SystemsCompTIALinux+TestOut Linux Pro
CIS 312Computer ArchitectureCompTIAA+ Software ExamTestOut PC Pro*
CIS 329Administering Desktop ClientsMicrosoftConfiguring WindowsInstalling & Cnfig Win 10
CIS 332Network Server Administration IMicrosoft70-41070-740
CIS 333Networking Security FundamentalsISC2SSCPSecurity+/TestOut SecPro
CIS 337Internetworking BasicsCiscoICND1 (CCNA = ICND1 and ICND2)TestOutRouting/SwitchPro
CIS 357Intermediate InternetworkingCiscoICND2 (CCNA = ICND1 and ICND2)TestOutRouting/SwitchPro
CIS 348Information Technology Project ManagementPMIPMP 
CIS 349Information Technology Audit and ControlISACACISA 
CIS 401Network Server Administration IIMicrosoft70-41170-741
CIS 409Network Services InfrastructureMicrosoft70-41270-742
CIS 411Advanced RoutingCiscoCCNP 300-101 ROUTE 
CIS 413Internetworking SwitchingCiscoCCNP 300-115 SWITCH 
CIS 424Database Administration IMicrosoftSQL Server 2012SQL Server 2016
CIS 428Database Administration IIMicrosoftSQL Server 2012SQL Server 2016
CIS 436Internetworking TroubleshootingCiscoCCNP 300-135 TSHOOT 
CIS 443Agile Project ManagementPMIPMI-ACP 
CIS 502Theories of Security ManagementISC2CISSP 
CIS 527IT Risk ManagementISACACISM
CIS 542Web Application SecurityISC2CSSLP
CIS 558IT Audit and ControlISACACISA
SEC 340Computer Forensic TechnologyEC-CouncilComputer Hacking Forensics Investigation
SEC 420Perimeter Defense TechniquesEC-CouncilCertified Ethical Hacker± 
SEC 435Network Penetration TestingEC-CouncilCertified 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

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