I am currently in 2nd Year MCA(Masters of comp. application). I want to become an information security expert. Ethical Hacking has been a favorite subject for me since my beginning days in computers. My current knowledge base is:
1>Languages:C/C++/Java/Python, Assembly(both AT&T and Intel x86)
2>Networking:Only basics(both theory & programming).(from Stevens book).
3>O.S.: GNU/Linux, Free BSD, Windows.(know how to operate and configure them, although still struggling in kernel part.)
Also I have knowledge about some interior subjects like system calls, making exploits(shell coding etc.),some tools like nmap, metaspoilt, debugger, etc.
Now it seems as I have it a wall(well metaphorically) I think I need some guidance now, like some advanced course etc.
I have heard about Cisco courses but there are so many of them and I don't know which one to opt for. Also another constraint is that I can't go for regular courses(although online one's are good to go.)
Can you guide me what to do next. Thanks in advance.