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I'm very happy today. I have the opportunity to go back to school for next to nothing and honestly I'm excited to get on track to make a better life for myself. The program I'm in has several degrees available and I've narrowed it down to two. They are bachelor's degrees so it's nothing advanced. I'm either going to study cybersecurity or IT. I'm not sure which degree will have more carryover. It's hard to decide which one will be more beneficial. I know certs are more important. I plan on getting those when I have extra money. What do y'all think?Btw if you're gonna troll or joke I'm going to ignore it.

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I imagine IT would have more practical applications, but cybersecurity would pay more. So whichever of those is more important to you.

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2 minutes ago, Seight said:

I imagine IT would have more practical applications, but cybersecurity would pay more. So whichever of those is more important to you.

Definitely money.I'm sick and tired of being poor. Thank you for responding man. It'll really help with the decision.

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sorry. misread.

twice.

first was going to caution you of the dangers of substance abuse.

second was going to recommend my local farmers market.

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21 minutes ago, Admin_Raptorpat said:

i think IT would probably have you dealing with more ID10T people

And you would be wrong.  Especially if he got into government cybersecurity.

In IT you can make people, eventually, usually, sort of heed your advice (maybe not the company board, but the drones at least).  In cybersecurity (and federal IT), they'll listen and then ignore it all because it costs too much, or is too much of a hassle because they're too important.  And then call you when what they went with against your advice blows up in their face to fix it patch it up for five to ten times what following your advice would have cost them in time and cash.  Add on dealing with clearances and political toadies if it's a government rig.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/stderr/2019/12/28/its-still-about-the-applications/#more-13624   "The next decade of federal IT is going to be exciting. Working in federal IT is going to be like being a coal-stoker on the Titanic, except that if you survive one ship-wreck, the ship that rescued you is going to hit an iceberg or catch fire or get bombed, too."

He's got stories. :D  Click on the cyberwars folder at the footer and have fun perusing.

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18 hours ago, Admin_Raptorpat said:

i think IT would probably have you dealing with more ID10T people

I'm used to that man. Lol that's been my entire life.

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16 hours ago, Gina Szanboti said:

And you would be wrong.  Especially if he got into government cybersecurity.

In IT you can make people, eventually, usually, sort of heed your advice (maybe not the company board, but the drones at least).  In cybersecurity (and federal IT), they'll listen and then ignore it all because it costs too much, or is too much of a hassle because they're too important.  And then call you when what they went with against your advice blows up in their face to fix it patch it up for five to ten times what following your advice would have cost them in time and cash.  Add on dealing with clearances and political toadies if it's a government rig.

https://freethoughtblogs.com/stderr/2019/12/28/its-still-about-the-applications/#more-13624   "The next decade of federal IT is going to be exciting. Working in federal IT is going to be like being a coal-stoker on the Titanic, except that if you survive one ship-wreck, the ship that rescued you is going to hit an iceberg or catch fire or get bombed, too."

He's got stories. :D  Click on the cyberwars folder at the footer and have fun perusing.

Lmao thanks for the links

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14 hours ago, Poof said:

You know me I say stay a comedian and fuck bitches

I will NEVER quit comedy. This is simply so I can have more stability in my life while I go for it. I'm tired of being broke lol

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14 hours ago, Sawdamizer said:

have you thought about buying a ton of scratch tickets.... drugs.... and of course, fucking bitches?

Yes that's always in the rotation

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I wish I could give you an informed opinion, but I’m technologically handicapped, so I unfortunately know nothing about this field. In fact, I’d probably be the one calling and bugging you with stupid questions - I do it to our IT guys all the time 😅

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18 hours ago, Gina Szanboti said:

In IT you can make people, eventually, usually, sort of heed your advice (maybe not the company board, but the drones at least). 

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Computer Sciences would be good as it covers a large growing field. A couple of trade jobs that pay well are Plumbers and Electricians. Dental Hygienists pay  well and only need an associates. 

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7 hours ago, That_One_Guy said:

God ppl where kudo whores back in the day

It's not any different now. People are after the haha's and the purple trophies.

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41 minutes ago, Nablotson said:

Are they

Not as fervently as for the kudos back in the day. People have lives to live and what not now.

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Cybersecurity is useless these days unless you know how to program. I know this from experience in the hardware and fieldcraft sectors.

General IT is pretty much always in demand, but you have to have the certifications to get ahead. Also, be prepared to not get paid shit unless you have those certifications. Again, I know this from experience.

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