IT Career Advice - Certifications vs College Degree
by lex517 - 7/19/13 3:31 AM
I am wanting to switch careers and get into the Information Technology field and am wondering the best way to approach this. I am torn between focusing on IT certifications (A+, Network+, and eventually CCNA), or pursuing a degree in Computer Science. I just picked up a book on A+ and realized that I'm probaly ready to take that exam right away.
I know a Bachelor's Degree is required for many IT jobs and I have a B.S. in Criminal Justice & Criminology. Would IT employers be okay with certifications plus a bachelor's degree in this unrelated field? I'm 30 years old and am not sure if I have the time and money to get both the degree and the certifications.
Thanx in advance for the advice,
Burned-out Corrections Officer in AZ