Quickest path from AS to BS with lots of experience?
August 19, 2011 1:23 PM Subscribe
I've got an Associates and 14 years experience. Do I need a BS?
posted by Awfki to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My Associates is in computer programming but I'm a network engineer and have been for 14 years (satellite communications/military for 10 before that). Outsourcing recently put me on the job market and I landed a new position right away. Unfortunately the new place is much smaller and just isn't keeping me busy enough. I feel like I'm losing skills so I'd like to make another move which finally brings me to my question.
A couple of online applications have resulted in immediate "you didn't meet the requirements" emails. The requirements say "BS or equivalent experience" but I suspect the computer is kicking me to the end of the line for not checking the BS box.
Should I upgrade to a BS? If I do what's the quickest path? My two year degree took four years and right now I just want to check off the "BS" box.
I have a CCNA and once had a CCNP and CCDP and would really like to find a place that will give me some credit for the certs.
Alternately, should I just get the CCNP/DP again and ignore the BS?
I am well aware of the CCIE but only slightly tempted as I don't think it's a good fit for me.
Whatever I do would probably be online, suggestions are welcome. Any opinions on DeVry? I haven't been very impressed with their graduates but I'm just looking to check the box and then point at the experience. I'm guessing that employers who actually see the resume will look at the experience and given the amount of it won't care about the school.