I am an undergraduate student studying electronics and communication, now in the final year of the college. Apart from electronics, I have special interest in computer programming, networks and security. I am good at programming, currently participating in Google Summer of Code, http://code.google.com/soc/2008/ .
I have been interested in Cisco technologies since long, I did CCNA certification 4 years back, just after school, but couldn't recertify because of lack of time.
A year from now, I would be applying for jobs, so I wanted to know what Cisco certifications would suit me the best. I want to be able to achieve some professional level certification in an year, and wish it be related to security or programming or both.
Which one out of CCNP, CCDP or CCSP or some specialized certification track will suit me best.
Into college, I am not much aware of the job scene and what certifications would be congruent to my interest.
Security specially interests me but lack of proper training equipment in my locality will be a problem. Should I go for designing track, or choose security track, or switching and routing would be better.
Which track has best job prospects.
Any specialized certification that will help me get a good job ?
Guide me here.