Let me give you a brief background about myself. I am an Avaya (Competitor of Cisco in IP Telephony and now in data as well with the accusation of Nortel) Employee, currently working as a systems engineer (Design and Presales). I would like to peruse a carrier outside Avaya which carrier certification would help me the most in finding a higher paid job CCNP, CCVP pr CCDP.
I have generally seen that people with Design background tend to get paid better then Implementation and Support engineer. However, I am yet to meet someone who has done CCDP. Also to my experience (which may be very limited) people in Voice are paid more then people with data background.
- I am Avaya Certified Expert (Equivalent to CCIE-Voice from Avaya) with strong design background for Voice, IP Telephony and Contact Center Solutions.
- I am a CCNA and have some understanding of DATA as well.
- I have overall Six years of Experience in field of IT and Networking.
I would like you all to share your thoughts about experiences about what carrier certification path should I pursue in light of the facts stated above. Should like to know any more information I would be happy to share.