IT Certifications & Credentials

Credit for IT Industry Certifications

ITEC students can earn up to nine (9) hours of credit for approved IT industry certifications/examinations that are valid at the time of enrollment if the student has completed them within the past 3 years.

IT Certification

MGA Course Equivalent

Microsoft Certified: Azure Microsoft Certified: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals (Exam AZ-900)

ITEC 3325 – Windows Systems Administration OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Microsoft Certified: Azure Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert (Exams AZ-303 & AZ-304)

ITEC 3325 – Windows Systems Administration OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Microsoft Certified: Azure Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate (Exams DP-200 & DP-201 or DP-203)

ITEC 3325 – Windows Systems Administration OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

CompTIA A+

ITEC 3220 – Hardware & Systems Software OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

CompTIA Network+

ITEC 2320 – Network Essentials OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

CompTIA Security+

ITEC 4200 – Foundations of Cybersecurity OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

CompTIA Linux+

ITEC 3328 – Linux Systems Administration OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

CompTIA Server+

ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

RHCSA (Redhat Certified System Administrator)

ITEC 3328 – Linux Systems Administration OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

(ISC)²:
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)

ITEC 4200 – Foundations of Cybersecurity OR ITEC 4421 Network Security OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Cisco Certified Networking Associate Security (CCNA Security) - exam 210-260

ITEC 4330 – Routing and Switching OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Certified Associate in Python Programming certification (PCAP)

 

ITEC 2270 Application Development OR ITEC 3100 Python Programming OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP-IEEE)

 

ITEC 4261 Java Programming OR ITEC 4266 C++ Programming OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

Certified Software Engineer (CSE-ICCP)

 

ITEC 4261 Java Programming OR ITEC 4266 C++ Programming OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

AWS Certified Developer - Associate

 

ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional

 

ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

AWS Certified Data Analytics - Specialty

 

ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

AWS Certified Database - Specialty

 

ITEC 4244 Database Programming OR ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty

ITEC 4470 Experiential Learning

 Students should request official transcripts and have them sent electronically to . Once the transcripts are verified and approved, a K grade will be awarded on the student’s transcript for the MGA equivalent course.

Salesforce Certifications              salesforce.png   

MGA’s Department of Information Technology is collaborating with Salesforce to allow students to transfer their skills from the company's free online learning program (Trailhead) into college credits. Salesforce certifications allow students to grow their resumes and highlight industry-specific skills. Salesforce is providing Trailhead for free to give learners the opportunity to earn credentials for mastering aspects of the company's CRM platform.  Trailhead offers students free training via guided learning paths called Trailmixes, customized learning paths that include Salesforce instructional modules and projects designed to help students earn globally-recognized credentials.

MGA students can earn college credit by completing Salesforce certifications for the roles of Administrators, Architects, Developers, and Designers. Students who earn TWO certifications in those specific Salesforce roles will be eligible for six hours of college credits for an experiential learning course at the university (ITEC 4770 – Experiential Learning Practicum).

 

Students can receive up to 18 hours of elective credit for certifications.