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    Default What would better serve me?

    I currently have a stem degree not related to IT or computer science. What would better serve me another bachelors or certification? not really looking at a masters because it would take too long with all the prerequisites I would have to take
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    It all depends what you are interested in persueing..
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    Bachelors in tech not as significant as relevant work experience. The first thing to do is select an area of technology that interests you and then carve out a certification path that could make you more marketable for an entry-level job where you can then augment your CV as needed till you reach an org level that you're comfortable with.
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    Btw I would like to get into security one day
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    Certs or a master's, but definitely not another bachelor's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoba222 View Post
    Certs or a master's, but definitely not another bachelor's.

    The thing about the masters is it would take a year just to get prereqs done and then another 3 years to get the masters as a part time student(if not longer). But i have seen a second bachelor's in IT at university of Massachusetts at Lowell. Its only 30 credits which could be done in 2 years. The masters just seems to distant at this point. You sure a second bachelors wont help?
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    If you have a Bachelors of Science any any field, a Bachelors in IT isn't going to benefit you as much as certifications are, and they are a lot cheaper to obtain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGromit View Post
    If you have a Bachelors of Science any any field, a Bachelors in IT isn't going to benefit you as much as certifications are, and they are a lot cheaper to obtain.
    Def agree with TechGromit, forget about the second Bachelors and go with the certifications. Once you're in a good spot career-wise, shift your priorities from certs to grad school.
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    In the field of IT, I honestly don't think a second bachelor degree would help. For me personally, if I had two, I would leave one off and only put the one relevant to the job I am applying for on my CV. When I see someone with many degrees but little in commensurate experience and little or no certifications, it raises red flags for me. (the same when I come across a CV with 2 dozen or so certs but work experience disproportionate)

    I would work on some certifications, in less time and cheaper cost, you can get a chain of certs consistent with the time frame. Start with low level certs like A+ and Security+, get some experience, maybe get a vendor cert, and when you get some IT security experience, you can go for one of the more advance security certs.
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    Certs for practical knowledge and technical related roles....masters in management or MBA for managerial roles
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    Thanks, you just answered my question from earlier:

    How useful is a CS degree?
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