What would better serve me?

David333David333 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
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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  • scaredoftestsscaredoftests Senior Member behind youPosts: 2,582Mod Mod
    It all depends what you are interested in persueing..
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
  • mzx380mzx380 This site changed my life New YorkPosts: 449Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    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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  • David333David333 Posts: 4Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
    Btw I would like to get into security one day
  • yoba222yoba222 Posts: 882Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Certs or a master's, but definitely not another bachelor's.
    Obtained: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | CySA+ | PenTest+ | CAPM | eJPT | CCNA R&S | CCNA CyberOps | GCIH | LFCS
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  • denis92denis92 Posts: 65Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    yoba222 wrote: »
    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?
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,818Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    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.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • mzx380mzx380 This site changed my life New YorkPosts: 449Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    TechGromit wrote: »
    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.
    Certifications: ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP
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  • LordQarlynLordQarlyn Posts: 535Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    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.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Posts: 3,823Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    Certs for practical knowledge and technical related roles....masters in management or MBA for managerial roles
    Goal: MBA, March 2020
  • ElGato127ElGato127 Posts: 114Registered Members
    Thanks, you just answered my question from earlier:

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/jobs-degrees/131285-how-useful-cs-degree.html
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