- 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?
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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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