I’m nearing the end of my contract in the navy and I’m starting to look at jobs. I joined as an IT and I want to move from network admin to a cyber security analyst and work my way up from there. I have my Net + and will have my Sec + in about 6 months. As I’m searching for jobs I see that a lot of employers want their candidates to have at least a bachelors in computer science related fields.
Will 4 years of IT experience and the proper certifications be enough to get the attention of employers without a degree? Once I’ve separated from the Navy I plan on working on my CISSP, CISM and OSCP.
I was planning on obtaining those 3 certs via benefits that I will receive once service is complete, but not I’m starting to second guess myself and thinking about going to school, if it’s that important.
I would greatly appreciate any input on whether my experience and certifications is enough to get in or if it would be worth the time to enroll in classes.