Well, if you look around at the certs that the different people on the site have, a number of them have some networking certs mixed in with the security ones. Network + is a decent one for an 'into' cert into networking. It has info on networking different OS's and general cabling and whatnot. One nice (though devalueing) thing about the Network + and other comp TIA certs are that they never expire. Nor do they require credit hours to keep them current, like the CISSP does. I'm currently going for my CCNA at the moment. That's a Cisco cert, but one that is pretty much universally accepted. It goes a lot more into mid to larger scaling networking, and working with switches/routers. (Which makes sense as it's from Cisco). It expires after 2 years, but you can put the 'CCNA (expired)' tag on your resume, which still looks good. CCNA and other less 'hands on' tests unfortunately seem to be getting less and less credibility with so many answer dump sites. TestKing and whatnot have really made it rather easy to pass straight test certs, which I hear is making the more practical hands on tests more valued.
I'm not sure of your general experience proudindian, but I would also suggest getting your A+ cert just to give you a better grasp on the hardware side of things as well. Or at least read up on what would be required in the cert. A+ is very 'first cert' ish... but it will give you a skimming view of networking, protocols, hardware, configuration, repair, and troubleshooting. I guess the new A+ exams focus a lot of customer service... which is ok I suppose. It may mean my fond memories of the exam are out of touch with current day reality regarding it though. None the less, I would suggest you look into some of the entry level certs before you burn money on the more expensive ones.
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