There are so many certifications. What are you interested in? Technical like network security or systems administration or digital forensics? Or the management route? If you already have a college degree, that may matter more about getting your foot in the door than obtaining a certification. What country do you live in?
I work in internet security and could try to get the CISSP
because I have a few years experience. Depending on your back ground you may need 3-5 years working experience in information security in order to get a CISSP. I believe CISSP is probably the most well known of infosec-related certifications.
Here is a list of some well known certifications in information security
. If you are on the technical side, look at SANS
There are hands on networking security certificates for Cisco routers and what not, but I don't know about those. Could you explain more what interests you?
I hope I ambeing helpful.
Edited by nospam, 11 August 2009 - 08:43 PM.