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Immafed  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3:57:21 PM(UTC)
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I have a friend thinking about going to ECPI for a bachelor degree completion program in cyber security. She is concerned she will be looked over for having a degree from ECPI vs. a traditional brick and mortar school. Besides all of the veterans and disabled preferences, if she is qualified would she get a job having a degree from ECPI? I'd love to hear from HR and hiring managers on this. Thanks!
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#2 Posted : Thursday, August 17, 2017 2:16:09 PM(UTC)
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You should really ask this in the New Hire forum https://forum.federalsou...t.aspx?g=topics&f=17
You are posting under the Commerce Dept. and I don't think you're going to get answers here, since it's not related.

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#3 Posted : Friday, September 15, 2017 5:43:48 AM(UTC)
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As an IT manager I have never looked at where you got the degree, but do you have the skills. If all you have done is gone to school and you have done nothing to gain experience, then I might be concerned. I might ask "What does your home network look like?" If I hear, "when I get home from school the last thing on my mind is IT..." then I pretty much have my answer of your desire to be in IT. If instead I hear " I have downloaded many applications and network security tools and play with them in my spare time..." I am intrigued to know more.

Is your friend passionate about being in IT or did they get in "because there is good money in IT"? Did they choose ECPI because they thought it would be a good, quick, cheap way to get into IT or did they do it because they want to change career fields, can't afford to quit their other job, but they love the IT field and are looking for anyway to get a foothold in the industry? That matters more than where you went to school.
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