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Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - camjenks - 12-04-2018

Well, I've taken 2 Saylor courses. I failed networking on the first attempt and barely passed on the second. Failed Strategic Information Systems, but emailed them about some errors/mistakes in the exam hoping to get my grade adjusted. I still haven't heard back after 2+ weeks. At this point, I feel like it's a lost cause. 

Since then, I've spent 3 weeks studying 3 hours a day the Software Engineering material determined to pass that one, but after taking the practice test I've realized it's hopeless. I already knew the information in the last 2 and still failed. I don't have a ton of background knowledge in SE and the questions are so arcane and unclear. 

So what are my options? I need 3 UL and 3 LL. Will the Teex cybersecutiry ones get me anywhere? Any Study.com options? I'm good with networking, security, server administration, etc.

Thanks!


To anybody else considering the Saylor credits for CS. Learn from my mistake. If you already know the material, take the practice test and see if you want to go for it, but don't waste your time trying to sludge through the endless, outdated material they link to.


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - Merlin - 12-04-2018

Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the requisite experience and knowledge. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly. You can also take more CS focused courses to fill in the gaps, and your experience should give you a leg up there as well.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's. You can take the Networking TECEP for UL credit, for example.

The TEEX courses are all lower level now as well. Two of the three (CAP-295 and CIS-244) can be used in the BSBA CIS. The last (CYB-120) works as an elective credit (but not GE electives).


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - camjenks - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 08:15 PM)Merlin Wrote: Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the information. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's.

The TEEX courses are all lower level now as well. Two of the three (CAP-295 and CIS-244) can be used in the BSBA CIS. The last (CYB-120) works as an elective credit (but not GE electives).

Which Study.com ones have people been getting credit for? I've already done Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design and Computer Science 303: Database Management.


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - Lewis.Yim - 12-04-2018

Hi, just wondering, what did your TEEX get evaluated as? If it was evaluated as UL then you can do the exact same courses as I am!
See this thread: I chose to remove Saylor and add Study.com courses instead, it lists the options I am taking for all 6. If your TEEX came in as LL, then you will need one more UL course. https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-Requesting-Help-With-BSBA-GM-Want-To-Finish-For-September-Graduation?pid=273919#pid273919


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - Merlin - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 08:20 PM)camjenks Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:15 PM)Merlin Wrote: Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the information. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's.

The TEEX courses are all lower level now as well. Two of the three (CAP-295 and CIS-244) can be used in the BSBA CIS. The last (CYB-120) works as an elective credit (but not GE electives).

Which Study.com ones have people been getting credit for? I've already done Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design and Computer Science 303: Database Management.

I took those two, as well as Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising (UL) and CS 111: Programming in C (LL). If you haven't taken Business 303: Management Information Systems, that is another good UL option.

But pretty much any of the CS courses will work.

(12-04-2018, 08:24 PM)Lewis.Yim Wrote: Hi, just wondering, what did your TEEX get evaluated as? If it was evaluated as UL then you can do the exact same courses as I am!
See this thread: I chose to remove Saylor and add Study.com courses instead, it lists the options I am taking for all 6.  If your TEEX came in as LL, then you will need one more UL course.  https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-Requesting-Help-With-BSBA-GM-Want-To-Finish-For-September-Graduation?pid=273919#pid273919

Assumed the OP hasn't taken the TEEX courses yet, so they would be LL evaluated.


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - camjenks - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 08:24 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:20 PM)camjenks Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:15 PM)Merlin Wrote: Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the information. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's.

The TEEX courses are all lower level now as well. Two of the three (CAP-295 and CIS-244) can be used in the BSBA CIS. The last (CYB-120) works as an elective credit (but not GE electives).

Which Study.com ones have people been getting credit for? I've already done Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design and Computer Science 303: Database Management.

I took those two, as well as Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising (UL) and CS 111: Programming in C (LL). If you haven't taken Business 303: Management Information Systems, that is another good UL option.

But pretty much any of the CS courses will work.


Thanks! I'll look into Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising (UL) and maybe the Teex credits.


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - Frogsear - 12-04-2018

(12-04-2018, 08:29 PM)camjenks Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:24 PM)Merlin Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:20 PM)camjenks Wrote:
(12-04-2018, 08:15 PM)Merlin Wrote: Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the information. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's.

The TEEX courses are all lower level now as well. Two of the three (CAP-295 and CIS-244) can be used in the BSBA CIS. The last (CYB-120) works as an elective credit (but not GE electives).

Which Study.com ones have people been getting credit for? I've already done Computer Science 302: Systems Analysis & Design and Computer Science 303: Database Management.

I took those two, as well as Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising (UL) and CS 111: Programming in C (LL). If you haven't taken Business 303: Management Information Systems, that is another good UL option.

But pretty much any of the CS courses will work.


Thanks! I'll look into Business 309: Digital Marketing & Advertising (UL) and maybe the Teex credits.


You should be able to use the UL DSST Fundamentals of Cybersecurity (CIS-344 Computer Security). Also check out LL DSST Management Information Systems (CIS-201 Management Information Systems).


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - sanantone - 12-05-2018

I mainly relied on CSU Global and TEEX, but as mentioned, the TEEX courses are now all LL.


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - dfrecore - 12-05-2018

Study.com added a bunch of CS courses recently, although most are LL. Here are all of their UL CIS courses:

BUS 303: Management Info Systems (CIS-301)
COMPSCI 302: Systems Analysis & Design (CIS-320)
COMPSCI 303: Database Management (CIS-311)
COMPSCI 306: Computer Architecture (CIS-330)


RE: Alternatives to Saylor for UL credit (TESU BSBA CIS) - scout2family - 09-13-2019

(12-04-2018, 08:15 PM)Merlin Wrote: Just take the Study.com courses. They also have their issues, but as long as you're paying attention you shouldn't have any issue passing. Particularly given that it sounds like you already have a lot of the requisite experience and knowledge. In such a case, the courses should go pretty quickly. You can also take more CS focused courses to fill in the gaps, and your experience should give you a leg up there as well.

Not to mention, the Saylor CS/CIS courses are all lower level credit now. So if you want UL credit you need to hit up Study.com anyway, or look into other options like TECEPs or CSU-Global CBE's. You can take the Networking TECEP for UL credit, for example.
HI Merlin! 
CSU-Global -- which courses are UL? Is there a list of how CSU-Global transfers into TESU? I'm on the hunt for test-out options to fulfill Tech Studies AOS. Computer courses seem to fit the bill. Saylor was listed as backup, back when I made the degree plan in 2018 and I guess Saylor is now LL. Bummer!