Apprentice Now and Waldorf University Collaborate to Provide a Path to a Cybersecurity Degree

Apprentice Now and Waldorf University have partnered to create an innovative pathway for Apprentice Now students to enhance their career readiness and marketability through higher education. Apprentice Now students can apply certain completed coursework towards a Waldorf Bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, receive a discount on tuition, and access the Waldorf Learning Partner Scholarship awarded six times per year . This strategic partnership aligns with both institutions’ commitment to providing practical and impactful education for students preparing to enter the workforce. Waldorf University and Apprentice Now are committed to creating a model for innovative education that responds to the demands of the ever-changing job market. By combining academic rigor with practical experiences, this partnership will empower students to graduate with not only a degree but also a competitive edge in their chosen fields.

HOW IT WORKS

The following certifications from Apprentice Now have been evaluated to potentially fulfill lower and upper division requirements in Waldorf University’s Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Bachelors of Applied Sciences Program in Cybersecurity within required courses and elective options. To be eligible to receive any of the credits recommended below, students will send proof of completion to [email protected] . Proof of completion is a copy of the original certificate of completion from Apprentice Now indicating the courses the student completed.

Apprentice Now Classes & Waldorf Equivalencies

  • Infrastructure Support can fulfill the requirement for:
    • CYB 3306 – Operating Systems, or
    • CYB 3450 – Introduction to Data Communication, or
    • CIS 1050 – Computer Essentials
  • Network Support Specialist can fulfill the requirement for:
    • CYB 3450 – Introduction to Data Communication, or
    • CIS 1050 – Computer Essentials, or
    • CYB 4453 – Infrastructure Management, or
    • CYB4303 – Critical Infrastructure Protection in Cybersecurity
  • Application Development JAVA can fulfill the requirement for:
    • CIS 1050 – Computer Essentials, or
    • CYB 3308 – Cloud Computing, or
    • CYB 3301 – Security Application Development
  • End User Computing can fulfill the requirement for:
    • CYB 3306 – Operating Systems, or
    • CYB 3450 – Introduction to Data Communications, or
    • CIS 1050 – Computer Essentials
  • Application Support can fulfill the requirement for:
    • CIS 1050 – Computer Essentials
    • CYB 3301 – Security Application Development
    • CYB 3306 – Operating Systems
Note: Up to 75-percent of undergraduate courses can be transferred into an undergraduate degree program based upon the degree requirements. Among the acceptable credits may be Advanced Placement (AP) tests, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Prometric DSST Exams (DANTES), prior college credit, technical credit, military service credit, professional/life learning credit, and/or credit by examination.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM WALDORF:

  • Waldorf’s terms are 8 weeks long.
  • Classes do not have any set class times, just assignment submission deadlines.
  • Textbooks for all online students are paid for by Waldorf, and almost all our resources are eTextbooks.
  • For undergraduate students, full time enrollment is taking two course simultaneously.
  • There are two “tracks” – A and B. You can only take courses in one track at a time, and your advisor will build out your degree path based on track, but you can change tracks if needed!
  • Each week begins on a Wednesday and ends midnight the following Tuesday. There are typically three assignments each week per course:
    • Due Saturday by 11:59pm CST – Discussion board post
    • Due Tuesday by 11:59pm CST – Response to a classmate’s discussion board post
    • Due Tuesday by 11:59pm CST – The weekly course assignment
  • You can work ahead up to three weeks in each class

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About Waldorf University

Waldorf University has been serving students since its founding in 1903 in Forest City, IA and continues to do so both on campus and online. Waldorf has over 120 fully online Certificate, Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees with flexible 8-week courses and 11 term start dates per year.  Waldorf’s student-centered approach to learning ensures a supportive environment for both traditional learners on campus, and online students across the globe. For more information about Waldorf University, visit their website at www.waldorf.edu.

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