Alexander Deets Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Student

5 Reasons To Earn Your Cyber security Degree at WGU

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If you’re like me, you may have attempted to earn a college degree in the past without success. Life happens and our commitments to our educational goals are sometimes crushed. The good news is that it is never too late to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and finally earn that degree. If you’re on this site, I am sure you are considering or have decided to join WGU and earn your cyber security and information assurance degree. Now if you have not made up your mind about WGU let me give you five great reasons to make WGU your alma mater.

It’s Convenient

Let’s face it, we are THE instant gratification society. We want our meal kits at our door weekly and our Amazon deliveries on the same day. Period with a T at the end!!! Going to a brick-and-mortar school and having to sit for hours listening to lectures is outdated. It’s asking us to find affordable housing or a discussion about politics that isn’t polarizing. You are WGU and WGU is wherever you are 24/7. You can study for your class or classes by the pool with a margarita in hand or at the office during your lunch break. *Wink Wink* You don’t have to stop doing the things you want to do to attend WGU. Your only job is to commit to your own success.

It’s Flat rate tuition

Fact! WGU is as chill or hardcore as you want it to be. If you got mom and dad footing the bill, take your sweet time with four classes a semester then change your major your senior year. If you are paying out of pocket put the pedal to the metal to knock out as many classes as your pretty head can handle in six months. You have the power to knock out all four classes in the first week or the last week of the semester. Your tuition is the same no matter how few or many classes you complete. Some people claim that they have earned a bachelor’s degree in as little as eight months!

It’s Self Paced

So how does someone get a bachelor’s in eight months you ask? You can move on to the next class when you pass a class. When you pass a class, you demonstrate your competence in the subject. Now let me say that most people who claim that they accelerated from zero to graduation are people who have worked in the field they are earning a degree. People such as analysts in security operations centers are now looking for their “degree” to move up in a company. There is nothing that says you can’t move at this pace with time and dedication to your studies.

It’s Pass or Fail

Did you know that in 2020 Harvard announced that all its courses will be graded on a universal satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading scale? No… Well now you know and knowing is half the battle! WGU is proud to say that “A student has demonstrated required competencies by passing the final assessment with a grade equivalent of B or better or 3.00 grade points on a 4.00 scale.” The amount of confidence they have in this statement is evident as in the cyber security and information assurance degree you must earn your CompTIA certifications to graduate.

It’s Certification Heavy

Talking about certifications, WGU’s cyber security and information assurance program boasts a whopping ten certifications that allow you to start boosting your résumé before you even graduate. Technically you get fourteen certifications as your six CompTIA certificates stack giving you four additional IT credentials. Still TEN certifications are nothing to sneeze at as they are industry recognized and highly desired by employers. Recent job projects show that there will be a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals. As of June 30, 2022, there are 715,000 jobs yet to be filled!

Summary

You know that I know that you are making the best decision of your life! While there are many schools you can go to that have amazing reputations or boot camps that guarantee six CompTIA certificates in 8 months WGU gives you the best of both worlds. You get the best bang for your buck, a degree to hang on the wall, and ten industry-recognized certificates to jump start your career. Now as a side note I am dyslexic, and any correction can be emailed to me at info@alexanderdeets.com. If you like this post please share it with your friends.

By Alexander
Alexander Deets Cybersecurity & Information Assurance Student

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