degrees & certification has less to do with being a successful trader.
One can enjoy immense success in a high position job, but can fail miserably as a trader.
Trading is not just about winning. The closest trading can come to is athletic sports. You try to get the best out of you each time. And you need to train and have tremendous discipline.
You work on yourself removing self doubt knowing you can get beaten most times. Yes takes time and never ending dedication to excel in any sporting field. Sounds familiar.