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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by bazzawood30, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

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    Is it possible to get a degree by collecting lots of certs? I know a ccna is worth 60 credits is there a limit to how many credits that can be gained in this way?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    Not as far as I am aware although I have heard of people being admitted to colleges for having certs but never heard of any certs actually counting towards a degree.
     
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  3. Richy19

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    They do CCNA in some networking orientated courses (like im doint CCENT in my college) however i doubt you could get a degree or other certification with just certificates specially vendor specific stuff
     
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  4. dmarsh

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    Yes some colleges in the US and Australia take certs as a large proportion of credit towards a degree.

    The OU allows you to count certs for upto 60 points if I remember correctly.

    Other universities often award credit on an individual basis to people that have experience.

    So the answer is no in that you cannot get a degree entirely with certs, but yes in that certs could count for between 5-70% of a degree depending where you take it.

    I agree with Rich in that the most common idea is to cert along with relevant college training, like a CCNA on a networking degree, the advantage of this is you get decent training, lab acess, a degree, and a cert and employers and you college have a better indication you didn't just braindump.

    The OU has this aspect, they will not give credit for the CCNA, but you can gain it by taking their networking courses.
     
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  5. bazzawood30

    bazzawood30 Byte Poster

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    Thanks, i am looking into doing a degree part time 60 credits would save me a full year of study.
     
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