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So I would be better off doing a Cisco program like I've been told would be better or in addition to the degree? That makes the debt load even greater but would be worth it? My concern is that there is so much apparent ageism nowadays AND I am female-another strike, will it be worse when I finally finish with all my education? My background is configuration mgmt, release mgmt and it's been 10 years since I did that because of the fact that I don't have a degree. I never wanted to run up the debt. Now I've been unemployed for quite awhile and need to do something but is this the right something? I know I am sick to death of retail!

Thanks for your input!