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Is a Master Degree Necessary?

By chad.campbell10 ·
I am currently working on my BIT, and also studying for my CCNA, but I graduate Spring 2011, and was wondering should I just focus on certifications after I graduate, or should I pursue a Masters degree, it is hard to determine where the money is at, either in certifications or degree, so far it is looking like certifications???

Any advice is important.

Thanks,

Chad

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What is important is credibility.

by Ron K. In reply to Is a Master Degree Necess ...

If the right people give you credibility you can rise to glorious heights. You also go from hero to zero in a heartbeat. That's just how life works, in my experience. <br>
I'm always one to recommend higher education. I know people who work and go to college to further their degrees too. That idea makes a lot of sense to me. Have a decent job to pay the bills for the further education. <br>
If I had it all to do over again I'd have a Master's degree even though I've met quite a few folks with Master's degrees that didn't know diddly about the field they were in or even how to write a simple, coherent trip report. <br>
That's my two cents worth.

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I'm with you on this one ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to What is important is cred ...

Couldn't have said it better myself.

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2nd that

by Jarrett_Faulk In reply to What is important is cred ...

its all about ability anymore. you can either do it not. to me certifications mean you can do something specific so once you have a degree do a certification and then look for a company that might pay for the masters.

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After ?

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Is a Master Degree Necess ...

You should be doing them now, and or work experience, payed if you can get it.

Some one with a standard degree and two years work experience will cream you every time except for that small number iof jobs where they insist on a masters.

And I don't mean the ones where they ask for it just to give a first cut on the number if applicants, or to show that there are no suitable applicants so they can use Raj from Delphi....

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