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International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 - Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the certification(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.

Eligibility:

Graduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any graduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing the following program:

  • Master of Science in Information Technology - Information Assurance and Security concentration
     

Guidelines:

  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they are currently a Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and/or a System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) through the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student became a CAP, CISSP, and/or SSCP through the (ISC)2 after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their (ISC)2 certification(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

 
Certification Requirements for Transfer Credit:

  • To qualify for this internal policy as a CAP and/or SSCP, a student must have been certified or re-certified within 5 years of the date of their TCE.
  • CISSP certifications are only valid up until the expiration date indicated on the certificate. (All certifications must be renewed every 3 years.)
  • To qualify for this internal policy as a CISSP, a student must have a valid certification at the time their TCE is completed. For example, a student with a CISSP certification expiring in December of 2014 who requests their Initial TCE in July 2014 would qualify; however, if that same student was to request a Program Change in 2015, the existing certification on file would no longer be considered valid, and transfer credit would not be awarded without a new, valid CISSP certification being submitted.
     

Students must send in a copy of their CAP, CISSP, and/or SSCP certification(s) from (ISC)2 along with a TCE Application. Documentation of valid certification may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific graduate degree program requirements:

(ISC)2 CertificationAPUS Transfer Credit RecommendationsAPUS SH

Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)

2008 - Present

ISSC660 - Information Assurance3 SH
ISSC680 - Information Security Management3 SH

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Valid Certification Date Required

ISSC641 - Telecommunications and Network Security3 SH
ISSC642 - Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling3 SH
ISSC680 - Information Security Management3 SH

System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

2008 - Present

ISSC641 - Telecommunications and Network Security3 SH
ISSC642 - Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling3 SH
ISSC680 - Information Security Management3 SH


Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.