On the other hand, if you get a college degree like a BS, MS or PhD, it will be with you your whole life. Nobody is going to remove it from you, unless you have committed fraud or did something illegitimate to the institution that awarded you with the academic degree. Yes, before you get the degree, you need to pay the price. It will cost you time and years of studies and sacrifices. Money, unless you have been blessed with a scholarship, college grant, sport exception, or some kind of subsidy. But in return, you will be proud with your achievements. You will meet the minimum college requirements for the vast majority of jobs. And if you have the opportunity to go further on and obtain a graduate degree (MS or PhD), you will not only have advantages and recognition over others, but you will also earn more money (it will not necessarily be the case, but in a fair competition, it should be). So, I urge you to get your college degree first, and then, do your research and see which professional certification’s credential will add more value to your profession or profile.
Author: Gilberto Crespo, MSCE, CDIA+, CIP, ITILv3
Computer Engineer & Entrepreneur