Read what Edwin Ortiz-Rosado had to say on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6594921238802513920/
During my degree program at the University of Maryland, my academic advisor suggested taking a cybersecurity degree. Once I completed it, I continued obtaining the necessary professional credentials. The massive amount of knowledge that I could acquire with the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO) fascinated me to opt for the training. This EC-Council program was loaded with insightful information and the tools that could help me to get the job done. This program came along with excellent courseware and extremely helpful iLabs. Also, the provided content helped me through my daily tasks at work. Even its lab materials assisted me in practicing on the standalone virtual network to improve my skillsets. I would say it was an absolutely worthy investment!
I always advise cybersecurity beginners to continue acquiring relevant professional credentials to be a successful part of the cybersecurity industry, like I did with Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA). Having a degree is only one part of becoming a cybersecurity professional while obtaining professional credentials is another. Also, make sure you have established goals that will help you create a career path.