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Yes, and No. IT -- and infosec in particular -- is one of the fiew fields where the value of a degree is in the education itself, not in the certification it comes with. A full-time college may be the quickest and easiest way for you to get the necessary background knowledge for getting in to software development and analysis. Or it may not. That depends on ...


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There are some places, such as universities, that require a degree. I don't have one so naturally I skip over applying at those places. Most companies that take technology seriously care more about your skills and experience than any piece of paper. I've seen many people ace technical interviews with no degree, and many with a degree flop. It's more about ...


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You don’t need a bachelor’s degree (BS) but it can help with certain aspects. The main one being that a BS is becoming a requirement to get your resume past HR. Similar to them wanting certain certs before they will talk to you. The best way to get around this is to network. If you can actually speak to the hiring managers and convince them you can do the ...


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No degree guarantees a job, and almost ALL employers will look for experience in the field. @Andre Daniel mentioned free-lancing and participating in open source projects. This is probably the best way to gain experience in the field you're looking towards, and they look great on resumes. They are experiences that you can point to and say "I contributed ...


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I feel your frustration, but degrees do not guarantee a job in any field, as you found out. You DO need experience, and luckily, you can get that experience on your own, for free. The time you spend doing the work you want to do in your own home labs, reading of books, and participating in forums like this one can translate into the experience employers ...


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I have the CEH certification. First, please read the official FAQ. The CEH is pretty basic and covers pre-made tools for hacking and penetration testing, which means that you could pass the exam without a lot of pre-knowledge of anything. That said, you will have a much easier time (and you would be a much more effective CEH) if you did understand the ...



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