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Credit For Prior Learning

About Cyber and Credit for Prior Learning

Students in the undergraduate cyber program can earn credit for prior learning in a variety of ways. If you have current certifications, you may be eligible to submit them for approval and earn credit for prior learning.

Two certifications are linked to cyber degree requirements.

  • CPS 411 Foundations Essentials for IT Network Practitioners – CompTIA Network+
  • CPS 412 Foundations Essentials for IT Cybersecurity Practitioners – CompTIA Security+

If you hold one or all of these certifications and they are current, you will submit them to the cyber program director via CORe@boisestate.edu email. If approved, you will fill out a form, pay a $20 per course fee and receive credit for the course instead of taking the course.

Credit for Prior Learning Courses

Credit for prior learning is not available to graduate cyber students.

The other opportunity for credit for prior learning is the CORe 485 course, where you learn to build a portfolio and submit evidence of your real life experience. Students can enroll in CORe 485 Prior Learning to learn how to assemble portfolios to potentially earn credit hours for CPD 301, CPS 401, CPS 402 and CPS 403.

You will learn how to compile your portfolio in CORe 485. After completion of CORe 485, you have up to another semester to submit your portfolio. You may submit portfolios for the following courses. There is a $75 fee per portfolio. The courses you are eligible to challenge are:

  • CPS 301 Information Assurance and Critical Thinking
  • CPS 401 Defensive Security
  • CPS 402 Offensive Security
  • CPS 403 Recovery and Forensics

Please contact your Student Success Advisor if you have any questions.