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MCSE VS B. S degree

By windanser ·
I have just finished my AA degree in information technology. I would like to continue developing my self in an effort to find a better job thatn the one that I am holding now. I am not sure witch direction to go first. should I go back to school andtry to get a 4 years degree in Inormation technology / Network or system admin or I should take a short cut and start to work on my certification such as A+ MSCA, MSCE....?

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to MCSE VS B. S degree

In my opinion - you may want to try both.. There are a lot of companies where you are still going to have a hard time without a degree even with the MCSE. It'll probably hurt you more if you don't have the degree than if you don't have the MCSE right away. One of the key things too is to do whatever you can to gain good work experience. Volunteer everywhere you can. Volunteer work counts, and that'll help lots.
Certifications help in that they don't hurt you, and it doesn't hurt tohave them. There's not any big promise in the sky that if you have this certification you are necessarily going to have an instant measurable reward no matter what all the ads say. Sometimes it takes years before you get your big break. I got my MS in Computer Science. I worked on the helpdesk and various other jobs - like computer operator - all lower level and my big break came about 7 years later and I am fortunate to have better positions of increasing pay and responsibility since.
You may also want to consider contract work too.
You'll want to keep on getting certifications long after your degree, because you want to improve your skill set - but getting your degree is still very important, and if you don't do it you'll really regret it. I know people who are limited in their career path because they don't have a degree. It does matter. but you find out when you don't have it. Trust me on that.

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