Network management efforts in order to obtain highly recognized certifications such as MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Engineer) and MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) which provides by Microsoft. These world-recognized certifications are much desired, as they can easily make the difference between a prosperous, lucrative career in design and an average, low-rewarding job as a programmer. If u have some time, consider attending to a short classroom training course instead of using self-study oriented programs. There are websites that offer advanced MCSE and MCSA accelerated training courses, laboratories and seminaries, taught by well-trained, experienced professionals. Such classes are far superior to self-training programs, as they involve active participation, better comprehension.
Similar to MCSE and MCSA, CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) certifications are also highly demand in present situation. There are various professional training centers that offer people the opportunity to participate to elaborate CCNA and CCIE training programs in exchange for reasonable money. By attending a five or six-days (or little more) CCNA and CCIE training course, u may familiarize with latest Cisco technologies and hardwares as u mentioned that u completed diploma in Computer Engineering.
I am not going to provide some urls for that, because u can easily find out the certifications details on the web.
From my view of point, f u want immediate job then go for Microsoft certifications. And then try for Cisco certification. Remember, there is not much progress in Microsoft plat form while in Cisco u will have much opportunities to explore ur talent. There are many area like routing / switching, voip,design etc in Cisco systems.
As Rechil mentioned, either certification would be beneficial. If you’re interested in networking – R/S, Security, Wireless, VOIP, etc – then certainly go the CCENT/CCNA route to start with, as the rest of the Cisco certification tracks are based on the technology and concepts covered in the CCNA. From there you can easily move into the CCNP (R/S, Security, Voice, Service Provider) on your way to the prestigious CCIE
Branching out for Microsoft certs are also great – once you have the network up and running, most companies then need servers for DNS, DHCP, E-mail, Data-Storage, etc. Earning BOTH vendor certs will make you more valuable and help you find a great career…