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With traditional education being challenged by Coursera, Udemy, EDX and other MOOC's, do certifications like CISSP, CISM, PMP, CCNA.. still hold weight in today's world? What about 3-5yrs frm now?

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I think the certifications will still exist and hold value; however, I think the delivery and accessibility will be vastly different.

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I feel like the listed certifications only matter in Federal consulting and attestation work. The thinking checks out though; clients care about what people can do/build/create, not what a certifying authority says that they know.

College degrees are valuable for the real liberal art value: learning to research, ask questions of authority, critical thinking, etc. also learning core knowledge: math, science and history. I think of the MOOCs as vocational or catch up education. They have value in getting a specific job or for enhancing a knowledge base, but on their own, will be career limiting

Certifications already hold very little value imo

Masters degrees are going to be pretty much useless unless they drastically change in 3-5 years

I made it without a degree for many years. I didn’t learn much from it and would say that this traditional education is going away. OP- I feel like certifications will matter most as the traditional education will go away

Did certifications ever really matter though (other than CPA/CFA)?

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