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Specialist in an assoicates degree?

I am curious..., I have a liberal arts degree but it is not centralized to comp sci or anything like that. Would it be beneficial for me to get a comp sci aa, or should i just concentrate on my certs? I am currently studying for CCNA as I would like to be a network admin/network engineer

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    srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Do you currently have an associates degree or a bachelors degree? If you have a bachelors degree, what is the degree specifically? You should be able to leverage having a 4-year degree with experience and certs, and it shouldn't really hold you back at all. Especially after you get several years of experience under your belt, and some higher level certs.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
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    Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Member Posts: 1,772 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I would not recommend anyone with Bachelor's degree go back for an associates. The associates will only open the door to entry level positions.

    In my case I have an associates in an unrelated field and I decided to get a second associates in Computer Science. Career wise I could have just applied for a lot of IT positions and changed careers but I have time and was not sure what I want to specialize in. So I am using the associates to gain some exposure and make up my mind. Each person has their own story but from a return on investment it's probably not going to give you much.

    I am considering WGU next year as the format interests me.

    Good Luck!
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    gbdavidxgbdavidx Member Posts: 840
    Sorry forgot to mention it's just an associates in liberal arts

    i currently work in help desk and want to transition to network administrator type position or system admin once I complete ccna and go onto mcsa
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    ajs1976ajs1976 Member Posts: 1,945 ■■■■□□□□□□
    take the credits you have and transfer them to a program to get a bachelors degree.
    Andy

    2020 Goals: 0 of 2 courses complete, 0 of 2 exams complete
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    srabieesrabiee Member Posts: 1,231 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I agree, your goal should be to transfer that degree in and obtain a bachelor's degree in CS, IT, or related field. A bachelor's degree will open many, many doors for you. WGU may be the perfect option if you want to work full time while going to school.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
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