King - I'm in IT myself.
Though, I'm on the managed services side - a lot of the resources I use are similar or provide something tailored for every field. Check out courses on Udemy.
I wish I would've taken the cert route because I racked up some hefty student loans and I could've gotten to where I am now in a much faster and affordable way.
Although, a MS in Comp Science is definitely an achievement - a ton of programmers and devops guys I know personally, have gone or are going the cert route.