Did you know that you can earn college credit by passing a Microsoft Certification Exam or by earning one of our certifications?!? A few years ago, we partnered with the American Council on Education (ACE) to have some of our exams and certifications recognized by their partner universities and higher education institutions for college credit. A few people have emailed me or asked about this recently, so I thought it would be a great time to remind everyone that you, too, can be earning college credit by passing one of our certification exams and/or earning one of our certifications.
Who is ACE, and what do they do?
- The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) is designed to connect workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for courses and exams taken outside the traditional classroom.
What exams are included?
- 70-321 Deploying Office 365
- 70-323 Administering Office 365
- 98-361 Software Development Fundamentals
- 98-363 Web Development Fundamentals
- 98-366 Networking Fundamentals
- 98-367 Security Fundamentals
- 98-375 HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals
- 70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
- 70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012
- 70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services
- 70-413 Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure
- 70-414 Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure
- 70-415 Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure
- 70-416 Implementing Desktop Application Environments
- 70-486 Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications
- 70-487 Developing Windows Azure and Web Services
- 70-646 Pro: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator
- 70-680 TS: Windows 7, Configuring
- 70-687 Configuring Windows 8
- 70-688 Managing and Maintaining Windows 8
- 70-346 Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements
- 70-347 Enabling Office 365 Services
To learn more about the number of credits possible for each of these exams (most are worth 2-3 credits) as well as the certifications that are eligible for credit, visit:
How does it work?
- If you are attending or planning to attend college, contact the admissions office to see if they will award credit for an exam (or certification) that you have taken or are planning to take. A list of partner universities can be found on the ACE site, and most recognize the exams and certifications for the same number of credits as suggested through the review process, but the decision and the number of credits remains at the discretion of the university. To learn if your university is on the list, visit: http://www2.acenet.edu/CREDITCollegeNetwork/
- If they do recognize our certifications and exams for credit, then you will request a transcript that will be sent to your college. https://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=transcripts.main
It's easy... especially if you've already passed one of the exams above. If you're in school or thinking about going, take a look at the list above, you may already have a good start on earning your degree!