- Real world experience,
- Degrees (BA, BS, Masters in computing, data security or networking)
- Or lastly industry certifications?
How does this vary if the position is in industry or academia?
Also are there any value in older certifications in legacy technology?
That said, if you held a gun to my head and said "Stop the BS, pick one!"
I'd report to you that when equally pressed, hiring managers will pick somebody with recent, relevant, and well-documented experience every time.
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