Description: This an overview about the term one in the WGU, the classes that the author took in the term one and exams he had, some tips on what to do when you have issues.
So far, I’ve had success in the IT degree, I did move from software development to the BS IT, software development is a little too specific for me, if I do decide to go that route, I can self-study, which one of the benefits of WGU learning. I think the self-study is really helpful for continuing education as an adult, I ended up my term one by doing four classes, I am going to go through a quick overview of them.
I started with introduction to IT which is C 182, I finished that nine days. Since it was my first course of that term, I took a proctored test at home using my WGU webcam, it went well except from the delay. Remember that if you have any issues, you have to reach out to your student mentors because they are your communication line to school, it is important to let them know your complaints.
After I finished introduction to IT, I moved on to IT applications which was C 393, that was the A+ 801 series, so it was a different class. Back then I know they were doing 901, so it took me a month to do C 393, which was the first A+ 801. Then my mentor told me that she was going to leave WGU, so I ended up doing IT Foundation’s 394 in about six days.
It took me five weeks to finish A+, I could have sped it up a little bit, BUT that did happen through the holidays through Thanksgiving which interrupted me. After my mentor left, I was assigned a new mentor who came to me in a week.
After that, I got into introduction to humanities which is C100 which took me about two and a half months, then I had another proctored exam which I passed in the first time. But they had to take the pre-assessment a couple of times then I started the class right when they changed it from ten modules to six which was weird being in the interim between that change.
It asked me to write two papers and two tasks which I put off because I didn’t like to express ideas like feelings in words. But then I realized I had to take my standards down to meet that of school, then it took me two and a half months to finish which was about March, my term finished at the end of April.
Now when looking back, I wasted that time, I could have finished my Network+ instead of delaying that to term two, I could have definitely studied for which in eight weeks or even less. The first class I had at term two was C 480, it was five days after the the start of my term when I enrolled with my mentor, so I finished my Network+ in about two weeks after starting the term then I jumped intoweb development fundamentals C 376 which took me about a month.
I know some basic HTML and CSS, but I really wanted to go from beginning to end, because that’s something I’m interested in, so I figure instead of rushing through the class, I should actually take time and go over the material to further myself off, so I took the exam for a third time.
Currently I am in network and security applications which is C 178 the Security+, and I will see you soon, thanks for reading.