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What would you rather have MBA or CISSP? Why?

What would you rather have MBA or CISSP? Why?

Top Comment: I picked CISSP. I did the management route. I’d enjoy diving into technology deeper again. View poll results (475 responses)

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MBA / Master's Degree71%
CISSP / Comparable Certification29%
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Anonymous Author
I picked CISSP. I did the management route. I’d enjoy diving into technology deeper again
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Anonymous Author
I did the management route with my Masters.  I would be happy to be a technical individual contributor now
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Anonymous Author
All depends on your career track -- MBA = Management
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Anonymous Author
I would choose an MBA because I feel like the Market place puts more value in it.
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Anonymous Author
I personally think certifications are too easy to get and doesn’t mean that the person has experience or can do the job. I would rather someone have a degree and experience I don’t put any value in the CISSP bc it’s a test on what you cram and study nothing to do with real world and in the government sector we do everything different
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Anonymous Author
It totally depends on where you want your career to head. If you want to eventually be in a management role, the MBA will be much more valuable than CISSP.
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Anonymous Author
It's like comparing apples to oranges. I have both. I think both are beneficial.
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Anonymous Author
Id rather have the technical competency at this stage.
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Anonymous Author
I have answered - CISSP, but I don't really see this as either/or question. I think this is the case when one complements the other (though I believe in Europe CISSP is now considered ~ MS equivalent). To me it simply boils down to personal preference.
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Anonymous Author
I select my talent by character, once you know what to look for education becomes obsolete very quick. I do however recognize that the IT branch is unique in this. The value of a true software engineer is in retention not acquisition.
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Anonymous Author
MBA is too broad. CISSP is very focused and pragmatic and less text book.
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Anonymous Author
My two cents is that anyone can take a test and pass it but that doesn’t mean you have the skills and knowledge or the experience to do the job. As a hiring manager I care more about your experience and not about any certification all that means to me is your good taking a test. I have a MBA and a MSM and you have to put in the time to get those and shows dedication to me.
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Anonymous Author
Depends on the role 🤷‍♀️
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Anonymous Author
I consider both important; I have both and see value in them from different aspects.
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