Comment: Pretend you have the degree

(See in situ)

Pretend you have the degree

and determine what doors it opens for you that were closed previously. If you are knocking on closed doors, perhaps it has value.

If you can land a job on which you learn the skills you are after, no degree can match that competence and experience, and any boss that doesn't know the difference, is perhaps not someone you want to work for.