I am a junior at an accredited cybersecurity program at a 4-year university. I am involved in a cybersecurity extracurricular group as well. It is weighting on me on a importance of certifications like the Net+, Sec+, RHCSA, CCNA, etc.
My question is for a student graduating in about 3 semesters, would having these certifications be important in landing my first job in the field? Would they be something I would eventually have to get to maintain a career? Which ones would I benefit most from as far as learning and progression? I know there is a lot of factors.
I read in many posts/forums that a degree can only take you so far on the coverage of essential cybersecurity concepts. I am looking to become a cybersecurity analyst/specialist.