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Resuming Pace: I Shall Not Be Pursuing a Second Bachelor's Degree

On May the 5th, 2021, I used a strong position deciding my pursuit of a second Bachelor’s degree: my choice was the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC, link ), but I decided to resume my Master’s program, by itself.  Let me explain with Scripture: the Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Matthew, specifically. In ancient times, records of a man called Jesus the Christ were written. Among these records was a Gospel, According to Matthew, of Jesus Christ. According to legend, Jesus Christ stated, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth (KJV, Matthew 5:5, link ).” Jesus the Christ was saying those who are submissive shall inherit the earth rather than those who are brash.  In my attempt at starting a second Bachelor’s program, I eventually realized I had been too pushy: I wanted the May 19th start date, and I wanted the admission process expedited, I wanted ease of access between majors, I wanted advantages to the application process because of what UMGC (I was gra

Changing Pace: Pursuing a 2nd Bachelor's Degree

In higher education, nothing sets the standard for entry level jobs like a Bachelor's degree. Learners often seek an Associate's degree, according to the NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), 49 percent of the United States population (link). But they also often progress to a Bachelor's level degree, us being 39 percent of the United States population according to NCES. Thus, there is a 10 percent difference in population regarding who has an Associate's degree versus who has a Bachelor's degree. Even greater, the NCES reported 9 percent of the United States population has a Master's or Doctorate degree: I am working toward a Master's degree. But I recently decided to try for something I wanted, years ago: a 2nd Bachelor's degree. Let me explain.

Standards Are High

In my current university, the Johns Hopkins University, the standard is raised high: basically, I need a B- or better for every class (I can earn a degree with 1 C-range grade, but who wants that?). I need consistent and earned understanding for my entire program. Every course builds on another, and I study Enterprise and Web Development. Thus, I shall understand the latest front and back-end technologies. But this has caused moderate stress. I need a significant change of pace. I am still working, but I need more learning. I do not need another 4-year program, and I need my finances managed. And I want more Computer Networks and Cybersecurity skills; I studied a couple undergraduate courses on this subject. Therefore, I have decided this: to enroll in a 2nd Bachelor's degree program. 

A Learning Branch to Master

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) offers this subject, Computer Networks and Cybersecurity. In global Cybersecurity competitions, UMGC has consistently ranked high, internationally. Furthermore, I can study online, and it does not cost beyond my budget. Also, I am undergoing a few job screenings: I can probably pay a portion out of pocket. In addition, I can earn some industry certifications: Regent University partially prepared me for certifications including CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Security+, but I graduated in December 2018, and I have not tried those exams, since then. 

Consider an old proverb.

In ancient times, an old proverb was probably given by Solomon, King of Israel. Solomon (KJV) wrote, "Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding" (Pro 23:23). In the New Testament church, Jesus the Christ came to save many people alive, he is the Truth, the Way, and the Life, and he freely gave himself (Luke 19:10, John 14:6, Romans 6:23). Even though I cannot buy the truth, saving calling another man instructor or Master, I can buy wisdom and understanding. And this seems like a good idea to beef up my resume: I shall try it, but I shall remain enrolled in my JHU Master's program for safekeeping.


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