i had previously worked with the GNS3 and cisco packet tracer console as a part of college lab work. It involved setting up and simulating LAN and VLAN topologies.
Iv seen people in the CS dept , as part of their course , simulate various TCP/IP functions using C and other programming languages . I like coding , and had spent a considerable amount of time learning C , Java ,Databases and Embedded Stuff , So is there any career path i can take up in the networking domain which will also lead me to a work environment where i can extend the skills i have learnt in programming with the above languages?
ps : How much will a ccna help in all of this ?
pps : i have a probable job offer as a hardware support guy. And im thinking of joining it if it helps with what i have in mind.