IT Certifications/Examinations Approved for Transfer

Students can earn credit for the following IT Certifications/Examinations if they were completed within the past 3 years.


IT Certification/Examination Kaplan University Course

MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) – Excel 2010, 2013, 2016

IT 153: Spreadsheet Applications

MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) – Access 2010, 2013, 2016

IT 163: Database Concepts Using Microsoft Access

MCSA: Windows 10 Solutions Associate

IT 261: Desktop Administration

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Associate level - for Windows Server 2012 or 2016

IT 375: Windows Enterprise Administration

MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) 

IT 278: Network Administration

MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) – Word 2010/2013, Outlook 2010/2013, PowerPoint 2010/2013, and Excel 2013 OR Access 2013

IT 133: Microsoft Applications on Demand

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate), including any of the following: 

CCDA

CCNA Collaboration

CCNA Data Center

CCNA Routing and Switching

CCNA Security

CCNA Video

CCNA Voice

CCNA Wireless

IT 388:  Routing and Switching

IIT 471:  Routing and Switching II

CompTIA Network+

IT 273: Networking Concepts

CompTIA Security+ 

IT 286: Network Security Concepts

(ISC)2 - CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) Certification (students must have completed all stages)

IT 104: Introduction to Cybersecurity

IT 273: Networking Concepts

IT 277: CISSP I

IT 278: Network Administration

IT 279: CISSP II

IT 286: Network Security Concepts

IT 410: CISSP III

IT 412: Information Systems Security 

EnCase - EnCE (EnCase Certified Examiner) Certification (students must have completed Phase 1 & 2)

IT 411: Digital Forensics

GIAC - GCIH (Certified Incident Handler) Certification

IT 390: Intrusion Detection and Incidence Response

Project Management Institute – Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

IT 301: Project Management I

IT 401: Project Management II

CISSP, or Associate of CISSP, CISSP-ISSEP, and CISSP-ISSAP

IT 104: Introduction to Cybersecurity

IT 273: Networking Concepts

IT 277: CISSP I

IT 278: Network Administration

IT 279: CISSP II

IT 286: Network Security Concepts

IT 410: CISSP III

CAPM (Certified Associate of Project Management)

IT 301: Project Management I

PRINCE II (2-part process) and Project+

IT 301: Project Management I

CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker)

IT 262: Certified Ethical Hacking I

IT 390: Intrusion Detection and Incidence Response

IT 395: Certified Ethical Hacking II

Udacity Nanodegree: Intro to Programming or Above

IT 111: Programming Concepts

1DO-635 CIW JavaScript Specialist

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

Oracle Certified Associate (Java)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts—Intermediate

Oracle Certified Professional (Java)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

Oracle Certified Professional, Java ME Mobile App Dev

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

Oracle Certified Master (Java)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

MCSD Web Applications (C#)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

IEEE Professional Software Developer

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

IEEE Software Engineering Master

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development 

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

MCSD Web Applications (JavaScript)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

MCSD Windows Store Apps (C#)

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

PHP Certificate (W3Schools)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

IT 232: Software Design and Development Concepts–Intermediate

IT 350: Advanced Database Concepts

IT 391: Advanced Software Development Including Web and Mobility

IT 481: Advanced Software Development

IT 488: Software Product Development Using Agile

JavaScript Certification (W3Schools)

IT 213: Software Development Concepts

CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner)

IT 273: Networking Concepts

IT 286: Network Security Concepts

IT 278: Network Administration

 

Microsoft Certifications (excluding Microsoft Office Specialist Certification)

  1. Contact Microsoft at 800.636.7544
  2. Request official transcript be sent to:
    Prior Learning Assessment Center
    7th Floor
    550 West Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL 60607

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification

If you have taken and passed Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) certification exams, you may be eligible to receive 5 quarter credit hours toward IT 133: Microsoft Applications On Demand.

In order to receive credit, you must have passed all four of the following Microsoft Office exams:

  • Word
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel OR Access

The Office Specialist certification is offered at the master, expert, and specialist levels and in these Microsoft Office versions: 2000, XP, and 2003.

Online Authorization of MOS Certification:

  1. Log in to your account at www.certiport.com.
  2. Check the box at the top of the page to authorize an external party to view your certification.
  3. Click on My Transcripts in the top left corner.
  4. Under View Mode, select Authorized View.
  5. On the right side, check the box labeled Authorize Viewer.
  6. When prompted to enter the email address of the external party you would like to authorize, enter: document@kaplan.edu
  7. Click Authorize.

Cisco Systems, Inc. Certifications

In order to allow 3rd parties to verify valid certifications, previously earned certifications and passed exams please use the "Publish Credentials" option within the Certification Tracking System.

  1. Login to Certification Tracking System at www.cisco.com/go/certifications/login
  2. Click on the “Publish Credentials” link.
  3. Select the credentials that you would like to publish.
  4. Enter email address: document@kaplan.edu
  5. Enter any message you want to include in the email to the recipient.
  6. Click “Preview Report” to preview the report (optional).
    • NOTE: Preview Report page is watermarked "VOID - Sample Only" (the actual report sent will not have the watermark). If you want to make modifications or do not want to send the report, click “back”.
  7. Click “Publish Report” to publish the report.
  8. "Your certifications have successfully been published," will be displayed in red at the top of the page under your name and candidate ID number.
  9. Click on a menu bar to the left to continue.   

CIW (Certified Internet Webmaster) Certifications

  1. Login to the CIW Candidate Information Center
  2. Click on the “Publish Credentials” link in the left column.
  3. Check the box(es) next to the appropriate certification(s).
  4. Enter email address: document@kaplan.edu
  5. Enter in any explanatory text.
  6. Click “Publish Report”.
    1. Note: An e-mail message will be sent to the address supplied, with a URL and security code that can be used to verify any CIW certification status directly. Kaplan will see only the certifications earned and the award dates; no history of exam attempts will appear. 

    CompTia

    If you have any questions about the process described below, please contact the CompTIA Customer Service Department at questions@comptia.org or call 630.678.8300 (option 5).

    Log into your CompTIA account.
    If you are a first-time user, you must first create an account. Click the First Time Users link on the right side and complete the account registration form.
    You will need the following information from your CompTIA exam score report:

    • CompTIA Career ID Registration ID
    • Test Date
    • Test Center ID

        If you do not have a copy of your score report, please contact the test delivery provider that you used to take your exam. They will either mail you a copy of your score report or email the information to you.
        VUE: 877.551.7587 (Toll Free)
        Prometric: 800.776.4276 (Toll Free)

        Once you log into your record, publish your certification(s) to Kaplan University by clicking on the Publish Credentials tab in the lower left portion of the screen.

        Enter the information requested, using document@kaplan.edu as the email to receive the verification.

        CompTIA will send your credential verification directly to the Kaplan University Student Records.

        (ISC)2 Certifications

        PLAC must have possession of the completed verification form and a copy of the student’s certification ID card before an evaluation for transfer credit can be completed.

        To send in a verification form and a copy of the certification ID card, complete the following steps:

        1. Fill out CISSP Certification Verification Form.

        2. Fax the completed form and a copy of your certification ID card to 800.588.4127 Attn: Document Team.

        a. Include a cover letter with the following information:

        • Name.
        • Kaplan University ID number.
        • Last four digits of your SSN.

        Guidance Software Certifications

        Student Records must have possession of the completed verification form and a copy of the certification ID card OR a copy of the student’s certification diploma before an evaluation for transfer credit can be completed.

        To send in a verification form and a copy of the certification ID card, complete the following steps:

        1. Fill out EnCE Certification Verification Form.

        2. Send completed form to the address listed below. A Guidance Software certification coordinator will verify your credentials and send Student Records the completed verification form:

        Guidance Software
        EnCase Certification Coordinator
        215 N. Marengo Ave, #250
        Pasadena, CA 91101

        3. Fax a copy of your certification ID card to 800.588.4127 Attn: Document Team.

        a. Include a cover letter with the following information:

        • Name.
        • Kaplan University ID number.
        • Last four digits of your SSN.

              To send in a copy of the certification diploma, complete the following steps:

              1. Contact a Guidance Software Coordinator at 626.229.9191.

              2. Request a copy of your certification diploma be sent in Adobe PDF format to document@kaplan.edu

              GIAC Certifications

              Student Records must have possession of the completed verification form and a copy of the student’s certificate before an evaluation for transfer credit can be completed.

              To send in a verification form and a copy of the certification ID card, complete the following steps:

              1. Fill out GCIH Certification Verification Form.

              2. Fax the completed form and a copy of your certificate to 800.588.4127 Attn: Document Team.

              a. Include a cover letter with the following information:

              • Name.
              • Kaplan University ID number.
              • Last four digits of your SSN.

              PMI Certifications

              The PMP (Project Management Professional) certification must be completed with PMI in order to be eligible for transfer credit. Student Records must have possession of the completed verification form and a copy of the student’s official credential certificate before an evaluation for transfer credit can be completed.

              To send in a verification form and a copy of the official credential certificate, complete the following steps:

              1. Fill out PMP Certification Verification Form.
              2. Fax the completed form and a copy of your official credential certificate to 800.588.4127 Attn: Document Team.
                a. Include a cover letter with the following information:
              • Name.
              • Kaplan University ID number.
              • Last four digits of your SSN.

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