We believe anyone who wants to be successful in this field should act like a student—an ongoing student. The rules, algorithms, behavior, intent are constantly changing so holding on to your past degree or certificates won't be of much help.
To become an advisor or consultant you must have enough industry skill or updated knowledge to keep abreast with the changes.
Cross-industry knowledge, Business eco system, process, technology , spotting Roadblocks and quickly understanding the pulse of your business is the key to success. Deep understanding with empathy for consumer or client pain or frustrations will help you solve any problem.