As I help my two teenagers figure out what to do after high school, I wonder when a certification is better than a four-year degree. I’ve seen firsthand the pressure among their friends to invest a very large amount of money in college. Meanwhile, the teenager doesn’t really know what they want to do for the rest of their life, or even the next decade. And even once they’ve earned a degree, I’ve seen friends want to change careers or get promoted quicker. But their company isn’t able or willing to pay for more training. In many cases, cybersecurity certifications will help you accomplish your career goals just as easily as a degree.