What are your thoughts on obtaining a masters in the cybersecurity domain versus obtaining some certs like Network+ and SEC+ to get my foot in the door?

Masters programs with WGU and Purdue Global seem good, but demand a lot of time. Although I’m not opposed to working hard, I hear a masters is not required and often not recommended.

I understand that experience matters; which does not come from a cert or degree.

Thoughts?

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Ive just been watching a friend of mine struggle with gaining his Masters in Cyber and contract not extended or converted the last 3 jobs. he is neurodiverse and it has been devastating for him. Hes looking again and im not sure if it is a combo of just getting his spectrum diagnosis and meds in order as an adult.....or if its that he hasnt had enough real experience...or both. Im not sure how to answer or if this helps.....but I guess getting the Masters WITH an internship could be helpful

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