University of Maryland Global Campus accepts many industry-standard certifications and professional courses for college credit.

Credit for Industry Certifications

To be considered for credit, please send a record of your industry certification's to studentrecords@umgc.edu after you apply to UMGC. Computer certifications must be active to be eligible for transfer. Popular certifications and course equivalents are listed below.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty

CMSC 447

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

CMIT 426

AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

CMIT 326

Cisco Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

CMIT 350

Exam: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (350-401 ENCOR)

CMIT 455

Exam: Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (300-410 ENARSI)

CMIT 456

CompTIA Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
A+

CMIT 202

Cloud+

CMIT 326

CySA+

CMIT 421

Linux+

CMIT 391

Network+

CMIT 265

PenTest+

CMIT 386

Security+

CMIT 320

EC-Council Certification

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)

CMIT 321

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)

CMIT 460

GIAC Reverse Engineering Malware (GREM)

Malware Analysis (3 Credits, CMIT 340)

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
(ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

CMIT 436

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

CMIT 425

International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE) Certification

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)

CMIT 424

Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
LPIC-1

CMIT 391

Microsoft Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
Exam AI-100: Designing and Implementing an Azure AI Solution

CMSC 447

Exam AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals

CMIT 336

Exam MD-100: Windows 10

CMIT 380

Exam MD-101: Managing Modern Desktops

CMIT 420

Exam MS-100: Microsoft 365 Identity and Services

CMIT 382

Exam MS-101: Microsoft 365 Mobility and Security

CMIT 422

Project Management Institute (PMI) Certification

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
Project Management Professional (PMP)

IFSM 438

SEI (CERT) Certifications

Industry Certification/Exam Course Equivalent
CERT Computer Security Incident Handler (CSIH)

CMIT 460

Credit for Professional Courses

You may be able to receive credit for ACE-reviewed courses, which are listed in the National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training, and for courses reviewed by the National College Credit Recommendation Service.

To be considered for credit, please have the organization/s where you took the course/s send a record of your course completion and the syllabus for the course to studentrecords@umgc.edu after you apply to UMGC.