If you hold valid data and IT certifications or credentials, you may be eligible for transfer credits for any of the credentials below. Talk to your admission counselor or academic advisor for details.
Some SNHU courses include materials that can help you prepare for the corresponding certification exam. To take a certification exam, please register and make payments directly to the appropriate provider. Student discounts may be available for some exams – students should talk to their academic advisor.
IT Certifications That Qualify for Transfer Credits
Receive credit for these IT courses
Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP Security)
IT-320 Network Security
Cisco Certified Networking Associate - exam CCNA 200-125 OR (100-105 CND1 AND 200-105 ICND2)
IT-212 Introduction to Computer Networks
Cisco Certified Networking Associate Security (CCNA Security) - exam 210-260
IT-253 Computer Systems Security
To qualify for transfer credits, students must initiate their request within 3 years of passing their IT certification exam.
To verify your certification:
Course can help you prepare for certification exam
IT-202 Computer Operating Systems
CompTIA Cybersecurity (CySA+)
IT-255 Introduction to Linux Operating Systems
QSO-340 Project Management
* Students have access to the course learning resources for 18 months from the date of activation, and may pursue certification by reviewing or completing any materials not covered in the course.
** Valid from 2008 to present.
To qualify for transfer credits, students must initiate their request within 3 years of passing their certification exam (including CompTIA lifetime certifications). Please note that this rule does not apply to CompTIA Project+ certification, which is valid from 2008 to present.
IT Credentials That Qualify for Transfer Credits
Google IT Support Professional Certificate
Earn up to 9 credits in total:
Help prepare yourself for entry-level IT jobs with the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. Learn more about Google’s certificate, offered through Coursera, on the Google IT Support Professional Certificate page.
To validate your certificate:
Provide a verification URL to your admission counselor or academic advisor – which you can find and share from your accomplishments page.
Certified Information Systems Professional (CISSP)
System Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
Provide your admission or advising representative with your first and last name, the name of the certification, and the Certification / Designation number.
Microsoft 98-381 Introduction to Programming Using Python
IT-140 Introduction to Scripting
CS-200 Computer Science’s Role in Industry
To learn more about this Microsoft certification exam, 98-381 Introduction to Programming Using Python, visit Microsoft Learning’s certification exam page.
Microsoft Certification exams passed and certifications earned become part of your Microsoft Certified Profession (MCP) members official transcript, which can be shared with potential employers and universities. Microsoft offers MCP members a tool called Transcript Sharing, which can be accessed from the benefits and exams dashboard.
You must create an access code and share both the access code and transcript ID with the URL to SNHU. Your admission counselor or academic advisor will use the URL and the 2 codes to view your Microsoft transcript.
Oracle Java Foundation OR successful completion of exam 1Z0-811
IT-140 Introduction to Scripting
Oracle Java Associate (SE 5/6/7 or 8) OR successful completion of one of the following exams: 1Z0-808, 1Z0-803 or 1Z0-850
IT-145 Foundation in Application Development
Any 100 badges plus at least 1 superbadge
IT-476 Experiential Learning
To qualify for transfer credits, students must initiate their request within 3 years of receiving their badge.
SNHU students can earn SNHU credit for IT 476 Experiential Learning (IT elective) for completing a minimum number of Salesforce Trailhead badges (maximum of 6 credits total):
Students can earn an additional 3 IT elective credits for completing an additional 100 Trailhead badges (not including the 100 already completed) and a second Superbadge. SNHU does not offer credit for any Salesforce certifications. Visit the Salesforce Trailhead page for additional details on badges and superbadges available.
Provide a Trailhead verification URL to your admission counselor or academic advisor.
TestOut Linux Pro
TestOut Network Pro
TestOut Pro PC
TestOut Security Pro
Provide your admission or advising representative with your Candidate ID and Certificate ID, which can be found on your TestOut certificate or wallet card.
Thinkful Certificates That Qualify for Transfer Credits
Receive credit for these Data and IT courses *
(Flexible or Immersion format)
Up to 18 credits applied to SNHU's BS Data Analytics degree *
IT-140 Intro to Scripting (3)
DAD-220 Intro to Structured Database Environments (3)
DAT-325 Data Validation: Quality and Cleaning (3)
QSO-320 Management Science Through Spreadsheets (3)
IT / DAN / CSC-ELE (3) 200-499 Level
COM-ELE (3) 200/300 Level
Up to 12 credits + waive 2 foundation courses in SNHU's MS Data Analytics degree *
DAT-510 Foundations of Data (3)
DAT-520 Decision Methods and Modeling (3)
DAT-640 Predictive Analytics (3)
IT-ELE - Grade Level (3) 500-600 Level
Waive DAT-500 Data and Information Mgmt (WV)
Waive SCS-501 Foundations in Statistics (WV)
(Flexible or Immersion format)
Up to 18 credits applied to SNHU's BS Computer Science degree *
T-145 Foundation in Application Development (3)
CS-250 Software Development Lifecycle (3)
CS-260 Data Structures and Algorithms (3)
Bloc Web Development
To qualify for transfer credits, students must initiate their request within 3 years of successfully completing their Thinkful Certificate of Completion.
To verify your Thinkful certificate:
Thinkful provides comprehensive, skills-based training in data analytics, data science, software engineering and web development. Prior Learning Assessment credits allow students to accelerate their degree program with job-ready skills from Thinkful.
Thinkful's programs are available in Flex or Immersion formats;
* SNHU degree programs are suggestions; credits are available for the specified courses if found in other degree programs, or if a student has elective space for the additional credits.
IT-140 OR CS-110 plus 3 free elective credits (up to 6 credits total)
Android Basics by Google Nanodegree + Become an Android Developer Nanodegree
6 Computer Science major elective credits AND 6 free elective credits (up to 12 credits total)
Introduction to Programming Nanodegree + Front End Web Developer Nanodegree
Become an iOS Developer Nanodegree
To qualify for transfer credits, students must initiate their request within 3 years of receiving their nanodegree.
For students in the following degree programs, up to 12 credits can be applied against major elective requirements (NOTE: If major elective requirements have been met, they can also be applied against free elective credit requirements):
For all other undergraduate degree programs, the 12 credits can be applied as free elective credits.
Udacity nanodegrees provide comprehensive, in-depth study into topical areas relevant to computer science. Prior Learning Assessment credits for select Udacity experiences will give students the opportunity to supplement their degree program with industry-relevant subject matter—and potentially save money along the way.
If you are a current or future student who has completed your requirements, please send your validation URL to your advisor or admission counselor.