Posted on 2016-10-24
My initial choice for school was Western Governors University, but I had some issues with ITT sending transcripts so ended up at Colorado Technical University. Now that ITT is defunct I can get my transcripts sent to WGU, which is $100/credit hour cheaper. I like CTU and have been successful so far. However, the promise of getting the certification as part of the program is appealing. Where my dilemma lies, aside from the financials, is what changing schools might say to a hiring manager about my personality. Would it be better to stay with my current school, where I get vouchers for the Security+ and Network+ or to transfer to WGU where I come out with the actual certifications (including CCNA, CCNA Security, and a bunch of CompTIA certs)? Is it more important to finish where I am or to have both the certifications and the degree? Is one school better than the other?