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  FREE ORACLE - Training Materials & Cert!
Posted by: bjcheung77 - 3 hours ago - Forum: Off Topic - No Replies

Hey everyone,  I understand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure might be a bit behind the bigger players like Amazon/Google or Microsoft, but they just started offering their training modules for free.  It notes that one should have the following certs, but I don't think they enforce the learning modules.  If you want to preview or review, it should be good. (I haven't signed up yet, not fully sure!)

Free from their homepage search: https://learn.oracle.com/ols/home/35644#...ersSearch=
Become OCI Architect (Professional): https://learn.oracle.com/ols/learning-pa...5644/35802

Note: Candidates must have one of the following certifications:
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2018 Certified Architect Associate
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 2019 Certified Architect Associate

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  Walden MHA tempo learning journey
Posted by: Sparklette - Yesterday, 05:25 PM - Forum: Graduate School Discussion - No Replies

Hola, I have been pretty much MIA since completing my TESU BALS 2 years ago, but with all that is going on currently I am about to start the MHA through Walden's Tempo Learning. Currently holed up at my family's rural compound in Virginia with my partner and my parents. Virginia has the stay at home directive through June 10th, so seemed like a good time to do a competency program. I have ~14 years experience in hospital administration, so went for a MHA. Ended up with Walden because the enrollment process just went more smoothly than the other competency options. I start on Monday the 6th. It is a 53 credit program with 40 competencies. I'm hoping to sail through it in one 3 month term or 2 at the most. The platform will allow me to have 3 competencies active at any given time and there are goalposts to hit before being able to submit assessments. After submitting an assessment,  there is up to 72 hours before it is approved. So I think the biggest hurdle is going to be waiting on that. I've looked over the curriculum and there are maybe 6 competencies that look like will require a bit of research and work beyond my current skillset, so going to try to have 1 of those plus 2 of the things I'm competent with going at a time. Will try to update as I can, since I've seen little out there about this particular program. Also working on some related certifications at the same time, for when administrative lag takes over.

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  Teach myself Accounting
Posted by: natshar - Yesterday, 04:04 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (7)

How would I teach myself Intro financial accounting in 48 hours with basically no knowledge of the subject? Any thoughts or suggestions?

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  Locking in a degree plan at TESU?
Posted by: jacobvanhelden - Yesterday, 01:39 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (4)

First of all, thanks again for all of the help in this forum.  I have finally started classes thanks to everybody's advice in here. 

Anyways, as for my question - Is there anyway to lock in my degree plan at TESU?  I am trying to complete as many courses at Sophia as possible, but I am worried with the changes after July 31st that what they accept from Sophia will radically change.  With that, is there anyway to lock in a degree plan from TESU, and make sure that they will accept those credits?  For instance, if I can complete almost all of my Gen Ed from Sophia before July 31st, could I get those credits transferred and set in stone at TESU?  If so, what would be the best way to go about doing this?  Should I just enroll in one of the cornerstone classes? 

I will attach my degree plan as well for reference.

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  Experience with grad school after TESU
Posted by: jonesy20 - Yesterday, 11:11 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (6)

For those who are wondering if a TESU undergrad will get you into a good grad school. Here's my experience, two times around.

In 2004 I got a BA in Psychology from TESU. I used CLEP/DANTES/ECE for about 40 credits. The rest were a mix of different schools, online, on-campus, etc. 

Graduated with I think around a 3.3. Applied to Georgia Tech's 2-yr on campus MBA program with a 640 GMAT in 2004 and was accepted. Graduated in 2007. 

Went back to TESU last year to get a second BA in Computer Science. For the 24 new hours needed I did a combination of ECE, CLEP, Study.com, and Data Structures
through Iowa State Univ online and finally the capstone at TESU. Not sure my GPA, not more than 3.5 total across everything, probably closer to 3.3.

I applied late last year to Univ of Illinois Springfield (unranked program) online M.S. in Computer Science. Was accepted. Taking two classes there now. 

I also applied for Summer 2020 to Univ of Illinois Urbana Champaign's (Top 5 CS program) online Master in Computer Science and just found out I was accepted. Waiting to see if
the two courses from Springfield will transfer and if so I'll transfer over to that program. 

Have a good story to tell, get some good work experience, and don't let the name of your bachelor's diploma make you think you can't get into a good grad school.

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  ALEKS free for two months (start by April 30, 2020)
Posted by: PrettyFlyforaChiGuy - Yesterday, 02:10 AM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, InstantCertCredit.com, OnlineDegree.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (12)

"For a limited time through April 30, 2020, parents can sign up their children for 2 months of complimentary access to ALEKS."

The subscription option is for two months without automatic renewal. ALEKS would be great to fulfill some math/stat requirements, but be aware of overlapping content:

  • College Algebra

  • Trigonometry

  • College Algebra with Trigonometry

  • PreCalculus

  • Introduction to Statistics

  • Business Statistics

  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

*Students cannot receive ACE credit for both of the courses in the following combinations:
  • College Algebra and College Algebra with Trigonometry

  • College Algebra and PreCalculus

  • College Algebra with Trigonometry and Trigonometry

  • Trigonometry and PreCalculus

  • College Algebra with Trigonometry and PreCalculus

  • Introduction to Statistics and Business Statistics

  • Introduction to Statistics and Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

  • Business Statistics and Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences"

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  Life reboot, Credits inside,
Posted by: Life_One - 04-03-2020, 08:34 PM - Forum: General Education and Testing Discussion - Replies (7)

I originally wrote a post a few weeks ago about the issues I was having at my job and how I was trying to deal with them relating to my ability to finish my degree. My position was eliminated before I finished my original post…. Long story short, I had a job at a private university in the IT field that gave me access to free bachelors and master’s programs. I was really interested in the Masters programs and now those are out of reach. I mean if I want to go into six figures of debt I could still apply after I finish my Bachelors program but I don’t feel that is worth it. And yes it is possible I would not pay retail price after scholarships and everything but it is also possible I would have to pay the retail price.

This is where I am at now. I am on term break with WGU completing the Cyber Security and Information assurance program. I have 13 class’s to take with Project+ and Network+ included in those. I also have all the TEEX class’s completed that I wasn’t able to transfer in originally. I’m debating withdrawing from WGU and reapplying to the Cyber Security Program, the IT program, and Business of Information Technology Management Degree.

As much as I did want to finish my original degree I think it will take me to long for my timeframe. No one is hiring during this time, and I would love to grab another university job but without some degree I know I won’t make it past most HR departments.

The reason I’m thinking about the basic IT degree is speed, and the business degree I might actually like more. I like putting together purchase orders and working with departments and vendors to complete projects. Even though I only started into this work before I was let go, it’s something I enjoyed more than the routine things. I like working on projects with people and trying to bring people together. Granted maybe I would have grown to hate it if given more time, but I’ll never know, attached are my class’s to complete at WGU and my overall credits.

Any advice about how I should tackle this would be appreciated. I'm not opposed to getting my degree form COSC either, I guess I'm looking at speed and cost, the sooner I get this done the better. I'm not opposed to using Study.com or Sophia if I go the charter oak route, but it seems like WGU would still be the quickest.

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  Charter Oak ends FEMA IS credits 6\1\2020
Posted by: Glen1 - 04-03-2020, 02:12 AM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (6)

Transfer Credit Policy Changes:

  • Effective January 16, 2020, credit will no longer be accepted in transfer from the following organizations:
    • Consortium for International Studies (CIS)
    • Coopersmith
    • Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies (RIJS)
    • Tor Academy
  • As of July 1, 2020 the DSST Exam: Substance Abuse will be considered lower level credit. It will no longer be upper level in transfer.

  • As of February 19, 2020, the AP Exam: Art/Studio Drawing or General Portfolio will no longer be accepted in transfer. The ACE evaluation expired some time ago and the College will no longer accept it in transfer.

  • As of June 1, 2020, Charter Oak State College will no longer accept in transfer FEMA Independent Study (IS) Courses. These courses will also not be accepted in our Credit Registry program. The College will continue to accept the FEMA courses that have been reviewed for credit by ACE. Please note: These are not the same as the FEMA IS courses.
    • Students will  have until 5/1/2020 to take the FEMA IS courses. They will then have until 6/1/2020 to send their transcripts to Charter Oak. No FEMA transcripts with IS courses will be accepted after 6/1/2020.



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  Guided Study - TESU Capstone
Posted by: bsimi - 04-02-2020, 11:57 PM - Forum: Excelsior, Thomas Edison, and Charter Oak Specific Discussion - Replies (3)

My son-in-law is finishing up his degree at TESU and just started the Capstone LIB-495  Guided Study. He is quite confused on the modules as there isn't much guidance (unlike the regular capstone with the discussions).  Does anyone have any sample assignments/papers for the GS version of the capstone? He has reached out to the mentor, but hasn't gotten any answers yet. There is no rubric for the assignments and no guidance on length of each assignment.

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  SDC Communications 120 ACE?
Posted by: Clepper43 - 04-02-2020, 09:02 PM - Forum: Saylor.org, Straighterline, Study.com, InstantCertCredit.com, OnlineDegree.com, Sophia.Org Discussion - Replies (2)

Hi Guys,

I can't find Study.com's Comm 120 on ACE registry. Is it still accredited? 

SDC says "recommended for credit" and has a proctored exam available.

Am I looking in the wrong place? Confused Confused


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