Given your degree and your background, you may be able to dispense with certification. But since you're in a graduate...
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant topic offers from TechTarget and its partners. You can withdraw your consent at any time. Contact TechTarget at 275 Grove Street, Newton, MA.
IT program, and the school presumably has a job placement office or center, you'd be well-advised to talk to them about what kinds of opportunities might lie in your future, how best to prepare for them, and any other information about your prospects they might be able to share with you. Because they track a population of degree candidates and job seekers that's presumably at least something like you in terms of age, educational background, interests, and so forth, you'll find them to be a valuable source of information.
And while you're at it, ask them about the certification question, too. For my money, a masters's in infosec is about the same as most mid-level certifications. But I'm not hiring such professionals, nor can I offer you such a job either--so ask somebody who has reason to know what sells (and what doesn't) in your area, for people with your kind of background and credentials.
Dig Deeper on IT Career Development and Training
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
Get the inside scoop on a network manager's job description, workload and responsibilities which keep an organization's network infrastructure ...continue reading
You don't have to break the bank when it comes to finding resources for managing Windows Server.continue reading
Easier file access across devices and faster Windows 8 startup are among the Windows 8.1 features that could win over Windows 7 users.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.