ITC Course Credit Equivalency for IT Exams

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Inver Hills Community College will grant credit equivalencies to many Information Technology & Careers (ITC, CS) courses based on certification exam results indicating a passing score which meet the following criteria:

  1. Exam is administered by Pearson VUE, Thomson/Prometric, Certiport or a future authorized industry certification testing company. Certification results are confirmed directly from certifying agent (e.g., Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA) through mail, secure website or other means initiated by the certifying agent. The student is responsible for making arrangements to provide this documentation.
  2. The certification exam is based on outcomes and objectives that correspond substantially to the content being taught in current courses. In cases where the current course content is based on technology that is substantially different from the certification exam taken by the student, credit will not be granted. Students my retake exams to qualify for credit equivalency.
  3. In the case of certifications with expiration dates the certification is not expired. In the case of individual exams or certifications without expiration dates the exam taken is the most current version.

Due to constantly evolving industry certifications specific exams are no longer listed in the course catalog with course equivalencies. A faculty member from the ITC department will review all credit equivalencies for ITC courses and determine whether the exam taken or certification obtained substantially corresponds to the course. A general guideline of common course equivalencies can be found on the ITC department website or by contacting one of the ITC instructors. Examples of certifications commonly accepted for course credit include the CompTIA A+, Cisco CCNA, CCNA Specializations, CCNP, Microsoft MCITP and Microsoft Office Specialist tracks.

The table below is a general guideline of common course equivalencies and does not assure the academic credit will be granted for specific exams. Exams vary in content and structure over time and may not measure the current outcomes and objectives of a course; in such cases, credit cannot be given for current courses. A faculty member from the ITC department will review all credit equivalencies for ITC courses and determine whether the exam taken or certification obtained substantially corresponds to the course.

Exam/Certification Course No. Course Description Credits
CompTIA A+ Certification (2 Exams) ITC 2000 PC Hardware and Software (A+) 3
LPI Linux Essentials ITC 1480 Linux Essentials 3
Microsoft 70-698: Installing and Configuring Windows 10 ITC 2410 nstalling and Configuring Windows Clients 3
Microsoft 70-697: Configuring Windows Devices ITC 2420 Configuring Windows Devices 3
Microsoft 70-740: Installation, Storage, and Compute with Windows Server 2016 ITC 2430 Installing and Configuring Windows Servers 3
Microsoft 70-742: Identity with Windows Server 2016 ITC 2440 Windows Server Identity & Directory Services 3
Microsoft 70-741: Networking with Windows Server 2016 ITC 2450 Windows Server Networking 3
Cisco CCNA or Cisco CCENT ITC 2510 Introduction to Networks (CCNA1) 3
Cisco CCNA or Cisco CCENT ITC 2520 Routing and Switching Essentials (CCNA 2) 3
Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching ITC 2530 Scaling Networks (CCNA 3) 3
Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching ITC 2540 Connecting Networks (CCNA 4) 3
Cisco CCNP or Cisco CCNP SWITCH Exam ITC 2610 CCNP 1 Network Switching 3
Cisco CCNP or Cisco CCNP ROUTE Exam ITC 2620 CCNP 2 Network Routing 3
Cisco CCNP or Cisco CCNP TSHOOT Exam ITC 2630 CCNP 3 Troubleshooting 3
Cisco CCNA Wireless ITC 2710 Wireless LAN Technology 3
Cisco CCNA Voice or CCNA Collaboration ITC 2720 Building the Foundation to IP Telephony 3
Cisco CCNP Collaboration ITC 2730 Quality of Service (QoS) 2
Cisco CCNP Collaboration or Cisco CIPTV1 Exam ITC 2740 Cisco IP Telephony Integration Part I 3
Cisco CCNP Collaboration or Cisco CIPT2 Exam ITC 2750 Cisco IP Telephony Integration Part II 3
Cisco CCNP Collaboration ITC 2760 Enterprise Planning and Design 3
Cisco CCNP Security ITC 2820 Information Systems Security Advanced 3
Cisco CCNA Security ITC 2830 Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security (CCNA Security) 3
Microsoft Digital Literacy Test ITC 0090 Digital Literacy 1
Microsoft Office Specialist Word 2013 Expert ITC 1110 Microsoft Word 3
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013 Core ITC 1130 Introduction to Microsoft Excel 1
Microsoft Office Specialist Excel 2013 Expert ITC 1131 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 3
Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2013 ITC 1150 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
Microsoft Office Specialist Access 2013 ITC 1151 Introduction to Microsoft Access 1
CompTIA IT Fundamentals ITC 1400 IT Fundamentals 3
Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) ITC 1100 Introduction to Computers 3