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Would getting a masters hold a great value in the tech industry? I currently do cloud and devops engineering work, and I have debated in getting an mba, masters in data/computer science for about a year now. The big milestone I am facing now, is that I am not 100% sure if it is worth spending thousands on getting a masters in our time, since we can mainly learn everything we need through via certs/ online resources. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Certifications are gold!

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I would definitely say certs over the masters personally. In tech it’s more about if you actually know what you’re doing rather than what degrees you have, to a certain extent

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As long as you have any degree to get past the HR filter it doesn't matter what degree you have. I've also found that certs are useless - I've met way too many people who have paid this full of search on their resume who can't do anything.

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You don't need a master's, you need successful large cloud project that transformed the company.

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