I'm a 20 years old boy and, if all goes well, I'll be studying for a "ethical hacking and countermeasures" degree course in the UK next year. I am thinking about taking a pentesting certification. I would like to receive some advice about what certification is the most suitable for me, cause I'm looking for something that can be useful for undergraduate studies or real working contexts if I didn't get in at those degree courses.
I'm aware that Offensive security certs are really valuable, but I've heard they are really challenging and I don't know if I am ready for enrolling on these courses.
About my skills, I have achieved a Cisco CCNA certification last summer and I know Linux and its main bash shell commands. I'm just a beginner about programming, but however I have some basis of Python and Java.
I'm wondering if attending a novice class on HackingDojo website prior to going for Off. Security certs would be more appropriate for my situation. Anyway, what certification should I go for? OSWP or OSCP?
OSWP seems to me less demanding...
P.s. I'm sorry for my English, but I'm not a mothertongue, unfortunately.