Do graduate degrees matter in IT Security?
August 12, 2009 10:19 AM Subscribe
This is a 2 pronged question: Are degrees earned online ever worth it? If they are, are they worth it relative to IT?
posted by zennoshinjou to Technology (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am potentially interested in getting an MIS or other graduate degree in IT Security (something like the NSA 4011 designation) or IT more generally. I am skeptical of the value that this would create for me relative to what I'm sure are large costs. Have you or anyone you know benefited from these programs? Do they merit anymore attention than a BA and certs for hiring managers?
In case it matters I have my CISSP and MCSE as well as a BA in an unrelated field. I am kind of stuck at that point where I am ready for more serious engagements but my resume doesn't reflect the experience that would lead people making hiring decisions to hire me for the kinds of roles I am interested in so I am looking for something to help tip the scales.