Degree vs Certification: Part 2

A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about whether or not getting a college degree was better than getting some IT certifications. This is part two of that thought process. Its been almost two years since I wrote about getting a degree vs certification and I mentioned in the article that I was going to go back to school to finish my degree. Well, I am almost done, this should be my last semester. I will graduate with an Associates Degree in Computer Networking Technologies. It might be considered a basic degree but none the less, I finished. Now I need to decide if I am also going to get some certifications. I am pretty sure that I will, I just need to figure which path to take. Microsoft or Cisco? Or both? Well, I found an article that discusses the topic of possibly getting both, a degree and certifications. And I think I finally agree. Getting both will help me in the long run and I would only need to continue updating my certifications when they expired. My degree will never expire, it will always be there on my wall somewhere showing that I finished it. IT Certifications expire as fast as the technology changes. Study hard folks.....

Here is a link to the article from Microsoft's Born to learn blog: Born to Learn

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One response to “Degree vs Certification: Part 2”

March 12, 2011 at 9:37 AM

I guess it is really important to finish a degree in taking up IT Certification because you will have a broader background about IT and it will not be that hard in reviewing for the exam.

Thanks for posting!

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