#14 Texas Engineering Extension Service—TEEX
What: 11 free college credits in Cyber Security open to anyone!
Type of Credit: ACE Credit (What is ACE?)
TEEX Cybersecurity (11 college credits)
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) offers ACE-approved courses recommended for 1-2 credits each. These are DHS/FEMA funded and therefore free for the general public to take.
NOTE: if you’ve used TEEX courses prior to 12/2018, you’re going to notice a change in their credit assignment options. In the past, TEEX offered 3 courses Cyber101, 201, and 301 – each worth 2 college credits (6 total) but to earn the credit you had to complete all of the individual “mini-courses” which weren’t worth anything by themselves. They still offer that option, and it’s now worth 10 credits instead of 6, so that’s better, but wait, there’s a better way!
TEEX mini-courses are now all worth college credit individually! This means you can complete as many or as few of the mini-courses, and submit each one for college credit- you choose!
Here’s the snag- you have to choose between the umbrella courses (old way) or the individual courses (new way) because you can’t do both…but they still offer both, making it seem like there are more options than there are. If you choose the old way, you’ll walk away with 10 lower level college credits, but if you do it the new way, you’ll walk away with 11 college credits, and one of them is upper level, for the EXACT SAME amount of work. Choose the new way!
I’m pretty sure TEEX made a mistake by creating routes through the same courses that end up with different totals, but until they work that out on their end, I’m going to make sure you get the best credit available on your end, so be sure you choose the (New Way) options below and you’ll get the MOST CREDIT when you complete all 10 courses!
- (Old Way) Cyber 101 – Cybersecurity for Everyone before 12/18 worth 2 lower level (LL) college credits, after 12/18 worth 4 LL college credits when you complete all 3:
- AWR168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime
- AWR174 Cyber Ethics
- AWR175 Information Security for Everyone
- (New Way) up to 5 credits when taken individually
- AWR168 Cyber Law and White Collar Crime, 2 LL credits
- AWR174 Cyber Ethics, 2 LL credits
- AWR175 Information Security for Everyone, 1 LL credit
- (Old Way) Cyber 201 – Cybersecurity for IT Professionals before 12/18 worth 2 lower level (LL) college credits, after 12/18 worth 3 LL college credits when you complete all 4:
- AWR138 Network Assurance
- AWR139 Digital Forensics Basics
- AWR173 Information Security Basics
- AWR178 Secure Software
- (New Way) up to 3 credits when taken individually
- AWR138 Network Assurance ***and*** AWR139 Digital Forensics Basics, 1 LL credit
- AWR173 Information Security Basics, 1 LL credit
- AWR178 Secure Software, 1 LL credit
- (Old Way) Cyber 301 – Cybersecurity for Business Professionals before 12/18 worth 2 lower level (LL) college credits, after 12/18 worth 3 LL college credits when you complete all 3:
- AWR169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response
- AWR176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems
- AWR177 Information Risk Management
- (New Way) up to 2 LL and 1 UL credits when taken individually
- AWR169 Cyber Incident Analysis and Response, 1 LL credit
- AWR176 Disaster Recovery for Information Systems, 1 LL credit
- AWR177 Information Risk Management, 1 UL credit
To signup, use the following link and make sure you complete each mini-class in each main class before submitting to ACE. https://teex.org/Pages/Program.aspx?catID=607
After you are enrolled, use this login URL to take the classes: https://my.teex.org
Course consists of reading long modules and taking many quizzes. Approximate time needed to complete EACH mini course: 1 day-3 days.
This content is reprinted from Chapter 2 of Homeschooling for College Credit 2nd Edition.
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