CCNA certification

Hi,

I'm currently in my second year of undergrad studies (computer engineering) and have interest in networks and telecoms. Starting from CCNA, I've always though of doing Cisco certifications as they enhance the knowledge plus understanding of networks and obviously give an edge as well in professional life.

I might take the exam next year... Anyone here went through it or is Cisco certified already? Any tips or experience sharing would be helpful.. I currently don't know much but have basic understanding of IP addressing, TCP/IP etc.