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I'm done (again)!! BS IT Security, WGU
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A couple of weeks ago I didn't pass CCNA Security by about one question. Today I sat for it again and nailed it! One more certification under my belt... but more importantly, that was my final WGU course for the BS in IT Security program!

About two years ago I completed my first Bachelors, a BA in Psych from TESU, with the help of all of you folks here. Once again I want to thank everyone for their help and support here. Special thanks to Thorne, theonlyski, and a whole bunch of other folks that followed along and gave support in my progress thread.

It's still not "official" until I talk with my student mentor and get my grad application submitted, but all of my coursework is done! I'm hoping I can get the time off work to go to the June graduation ceremony in Las Vegas. I didn't walk for my TESU degree, but I definitely want to for this one. I feel like I put a lot more into this second degree, even though at the same time it was a little smoother/easier because of the schools skills I picked up doing the TESU degree. 

I've really enjoyed everything about WGU along the way.

I knocked out all of the Gen Ed stuff block-transfer style with my prior TESU BA, knocked out Organizational Behavior with a free study.com promotion I got where they gave me a month for free, knocked out two more (4 CU each) courses with my A+ certification, and everything else I completed at WGU (and picked up 9 more IT industry certifications on top of my A+ along the way!). I completed a total of 76 CUs at WGU.

I did three terms at WGU, completing 32 credits in Term 1, another 32 in Term 2, and 12 in Term 3. I could have done it in two if I pushed a little more, and easily so if it wasn't for those dang Cisco certifications. My employer is paying almost 100% through tuition reimbursement (which maybe made me a little lazy and okay doing 3 terms instead of 2?).

The breakdown is below.

Courses Satisfied by Prior TESU Bachelors (36 Units)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics – C459 (3 CUs)
English Composition II – C456 (3 CUs)
English Composition I – C455 (3 CUs)
Critical Thinking and Logic – C168 (3 CUs)
College Algebra – C278 (4 CUs)
Introduction to Geography – C255 (3 CUs)
Introduction to Communication – C464 (3 CUs)
Introduction to Humanities – C100 (3 CUs)
Intermediate Algebra – C463 (3 CUs)
Natural Science Lab – C683 (2 CUs)
Integrated Physical Sciences – C165 (3 CUs)
Introduction to Biology – C190 (3 CUs)


Additional Courses Transferred In (11 CUs)
Organizational Behavior and Leadership – C484 (3 CUs) via Study.com's Business 107: Organizational Behavior
IT Applications – C394 (4 CUs) via CompTIA's A+ Certification (part 1 of 2 part exam)
IT Foundations – C393 (4 CUs) via CompTIA's A+ Certification (part 2 of 2 part exam)



Courses Completed at WGU (76 CUs)

Term 1
Introduction to IT – C182 (4 CUs)
Web Development Foundations – C779 (3 CUs) CIW Site Development Associate certification
Scripting and Programming - Foundations – C173 (3 CUs)
Network and Security - Foundations – C172 (3 CUs)
Networks – C480 (4 CUs) CompTIA Network+ certification
Network and Security - Applications – C178 (4 CUs) CompTIA Security+ certification
Operating Systems I – C697 (4 CUs) CompTIA Linux+ certification (part 1 of 2 part exam)
Operating Systems II – C698 (4 CUs) CompTIA Linux+ certification (part 2 of 2 part exam)
 Note: Obtaining Linux+ certification also qualifies you for LPIC-1 certification
Data Management - Foundations – C175 (3 CUs)

Term 2
Principles of Management – C483 (4 CUs)
Fundamentals of Interconnecting Network Devices – C246 (6 CUs) Cisco CCENT certification
Business of IT - Project Management – C176 (4 CUs) CompTIA Project+ certification
Data Management - Applications – C170 (4 CUs)
Business of IT - Applications – C179 (4 CUs)
Technical Communication – C768 (3 CUs)
IT Capstone Written Project – C769 (4 CUs)
Spreadsheets – C268 (3 CUs)

Term 3
Interconnecting Network Devices – C247 (6 CUs) Cisco CCNA certification
Designing Customized Security – C299 (6 CUs) Cisco CCNA Security certification
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (12/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

View all of my earned credits on my Omni Transcript!
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Congrats man!!! Hopefully not too far behind you.
Working On:  WGU MS-ITM (start early 2020), GA Tech OMSC (start early 2021?)
Completed:  WGU BSCSIA (started 10/1/2018, finished 01/11/2019)
Journey Thread:  https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-...ersecurity


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I wish the B.S. Cybersecurity and Information Assurance was available when I first started, that's a great program.

Good luck knocking it out! Thanks for all of your help along the way while I knocked mine out Smile
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (12/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

View all of my earned credits on my Omni Transcript!
Visit the DegreeForum Community Wiki!
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Congrats jsd! Your thread has helped quite a few people now and I know it will help even more to come!
CLEP:College Comp. w/essay, A & I Lit. w/essay, College Algebra, US History 1 & 2, Biology, Human Growth & Development   DSST: Foundations of Edu.  TEEX: Cyber Security 101 & 301 Sophia: Developing Effective Teams The Institutes: Ethics & CPCU Prof. Code.

Straighterline: Intro to Religion, Intro to Com., Western Civ. 1& 2, American Gov, PreCalculus, Intro to Bio Lab

Study.com: Personal Finance, Edu. Psychology, Classroom Management, Special Edu. History & Law, Geology, Civil War & Reconstruction, History of the Vietnam War

2018 WGU BA Mathematics Education (5-9 licensure)

Current Work: VIPKID ESL Teacher and Substitute Teacher

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Congrats Smile
Working on second TESU degree. Graduate in Sept? Dec?
First Masters complete. Working on another?
TESU BSBA (with ASNSM) in March 2018.
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Congratulations!!!! All your hard work paid off!!!!!
Regis University, ITESO, Global MBA with a focus in Emerging Markets 4.0 GPA, Dual-university degree (Spanish/English) 
COSC BS, Business Admin

My BS Credits:
Spanish 80 | Humanities 67 | A & I Lit 72 | Sub Abuse 452 | Bus Ethics 445 | Tech Writ 62 | Math 53 | HTYH 454 | Am. Govt 65 | Env & Humanity 64 | Marketing 65 | Micro 61| Mgmt 63| Org Behavior 65| MIS 446|Computing 432 | BL II 61 | M&B 50 | Finance 411 | Supervision 437| Intro Bus. 439| Law Enforcement 63|  SL: Accounting I B | Accounting II C+| Macro A | ECE: Labor Relations A | Capstone: A| FEMA PDS Cert 
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Thanks everyone!

I said in my original post that i completed it in "three terms," but really my 3rd term started Feb 1st. So I completed it in 2 terms and 2.5 months. So just to reiterate, someone could definitely have knocked this out in 2 terms if they were more disciplined than i was, or if they were transferring more in -- especially if you're transferring in certs. Those are the only courses I spent large amounts of time on. Any non-cert classes can be knocked out in a few weeks at most, and at least one of my courses I knocked out in a single day.
In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (12/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

View all of my earned credits on my Omni Transcript!
Visit the DegreeForum Community Wiki!
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Nice, congrats!
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Congratulations! Great work!
WGU BSCSIA (In progress starting Feb 1st 2019)  49/122 credit hours.
PierPont BOG A.A.S 2018

CompTIA A+,Sec+.
SL. Intro to Environmental Science, Intro to Biology.  6 Credit hours.
Brick and Mortar college's 50 RA credits.
Pierpont institutional credit  INFO 2207, INFO 2256, INFO 2305. 9 Credit hours.
Sophia.
 Developing Effective Teams, The Essentials of Managing Conflict. 2 Credit hours
The Institutes. 312N-H Ethics, 2 credit hours.
Brick and Mortar College. Eng 205 research writing, 3 credit hours.

CLEP. Information Systems, 3 Credit hours.
Stanford Online. America's Poverty and Inequality Course, Statement of accomplishment.  
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Big Grin

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Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2018, 3:11 PM
Subject: Your Graduation Documents Have Been Mailed



Dear [jsd],

Congratulations Graduate! Through dedication and diligence you have achieved your academic goals. Your graduation is official and your student status has been updated in our system. 

Your diploma and transcripts are being mailed to you as of today. The two complimentary official transcripts will be mailed separately from your diploma and may arrive several days apart from your diploma.


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In Progress: MS Cybersecurity, Georgia Tech (12/32cr), 2021?
BS IT Security, Western Governors University, 2018
BA Psychology, Thomas Edison State University, 2016
AA Sociology, Chaffey College, 2015

View all of my earned credits on my Omni Transcript!
Visit the DegreeForum Community Wiki!
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