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Do companies weigh certs more than hands-on experience? (ie: open source contributions, projects, etc) Asking b/c I'm joining big 4 in cyber and wanted to know whether I should prioritize certs over developing my skillet through projects? Thanks

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Experience always. Certs are nice additions

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built my own vulnerability scanner (grad school project)

Can’t even get an interview without the Certs. That’s how ridiculous the door keepers are.

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Neither, it’s how good you are to work with and how quickly you can get good work done that matters.

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