I have been thinking of heading back to school to get a degree in IT security, but I have been going back and forth on this subject for a bit. I’ve been reading tons about the different kinds of certificates available in the IT security field, but don’t know if the certs can stand on their own or if I would need to have a bachelors in IT or computer science to start working for an IT security company.
I have been working in IT helpdesk for 3 years, and my hope is to get into pen. testing. I’m about ready to quit my job and either go back to school or spend my time getting ready for passing the CEH cert.
What is your professional opinion: would I get further in the IT security field with a bachelors in security or via certificates like the CEH?