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Ace psychometrician and MS Learning guru Liberty Munson helps certification minded IT professionals strike gold once again in a recent blog post for Born to Learn. In that post, she not only asserts that numerous Microsoft certification exams can provide college credit at a large number of institutions at the rate of 2-3 credit hours a pop, she also provides a list of the exam that potentially qualify for this bonanza.
The American Council on Education (ACE) is the sponsoring organization, and the program involved is called teh College Credit Recommendation Service (aka CREDIT). It's intended to connect workplace learning with college and universities by permitting students -- including adult learners who've already got some time and experience in the workplace -- to get academic credit for courses and exams completed outside virtual or physical classrooms on campus.
Screencap of MS exams under the ACE CREDIT umbrella (original source).
Recognizing that this information may be too miniscule to parse easily, and wishing to provide links and additional information, I reproduce that information in tabular form as well:
|ACE CREDIT Eligible Exams from Microsoft Corporation|
|Exam Title||MS Exam ID||ACE ID||Credit Hours|
|Administering Office 365 (retired 4/1/14)
|Administering Windows Server 2012||70-411||MLS-0030||2|
|Advanced Windows Store App Development...||70-482||MLS-0038||3|
|Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services||70-412||MLS-0031||2|
|Configuring Windows 8||70-687||MLS-0043||1|
|Designing and Implementing an Enterprise Server Infrastructure||70-413||MLS-0032||2|
|Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications||70-486||MLS-0039||3|
|Developing Windows Azure and Web Services||70-487||MLS-0040||3|
|Enabling Office 365 Services||70-347||MLS-0046||2
|Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps...||70-481||MLS-0037||3|
|Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure (retired 1/31/2016)
|Implementing an Advanced Enterprise Server Infrastructure||70-414||MLS-0033||2|
|Implementing Desktop Application Environments (retired 1/31/2016)||70-416||MLS-0035||2|
|Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012||70-410||MLS-0029||2|
|Managing and Maintaining Windows 8||70-688||MLS-0044||2|
|Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements||70-346||MLS-0045||2|
In short, this is an interesting resource, and one worth checking out for anybody who's earned a certification and/or taken a cert exam who is also enrolled in (or thinking about enrolling in) any kind of degree program.