Are certs more valued than a top 10 MBA in the federal market? If so, why is that?

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The cyber world doesn't care about degrees yet. Certs are in high demand - CISSP, CISM, etc

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Our goal is to provide people who check boxes on client RFPs, and clients center many procurements around meeting qualifications in a quantitative manner, which is super easy to measure by having a check list of certifications. And speaking as someone who came from 20 years in industry to consulting with an executive MBA along the way... I’ll take practical on the job industry experience over book smarts any day. Top 10 schools lost their appeal to me 15 years ago.

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Tbh they seem to appeal more in commercial. Never heard all the hype until I joined FB.

You’d be surprised how many people without college degrees work in cyber security right now in the federal space working as ISSEs. If you have an MBA from a top 10 program with a clearance, I would rather go after product manager opportunities at Microsoft, AWS, Salesforce, Palantir, or even strategy positions at McKinsey/BCG federal practice.

I would target big four firms that may value MBA more than technology consulting firms.

The way Fed clients score resumes does not measure caliber of school. An MBA from Harvard is the same as one from U of Phoenix to them. Hence as LA1 said companies responding to Fed RFPs don’t care either.

If you have a top 10 MBA you’re going to get better offers in commercial than in Federal

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