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Credit for Prior Learning

University of the Cumberlands recognizes that students entering or returning to college bring with them a wide variety of prior learning experiences through work, travel, volunteering, activities in professional organizations, or self-study. Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) allows qualified students to earn credit for college-level learning outside of the classroom.

The School of Computer and Information Sciences will accept the following certifications as replacement for the corresponding course.



Course Name


ITSS 131

Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

Microsoft MCP

ITSS 230

Fundamentals of Databases

Microsoft MTA-DB

ITSC 230

Information Security and Assurance

CompTIA Security+

ITSI 231


CompTIA A+

ITSI 331


CompTIA Network+

ITSS 337

Business Intelligence

Microsoft MCSE-BI

ITSC 331

Ethical Hacking

Certified Ethical Hacker

ITSC 430

Information Security Management

Certified Information Security Manager

ITSS 434

Database Administration

Microsoft MCSA

ITSI 332

Interconnecting Network Devices


ITSI 333

Data Center

Cisco CCNA Datacenter

ITSI 335

Cloud Computing

Cisco CCNA Cloud

ITSI 432

Routing and Switching

Cisco CCNA Routing

ITSI 433


Cisco CCNA Wireless

ITSI 439

Capstone II: Networking

Cisco CCNA Security

ITSS 334

Web Programming

Certified PHP