Its nice to hear that you do self study. That's really a good habit. And regarding my thoughts i guess as all the IT career possess best platform than other career. Nothings goes in vain if you study that topics. But as you told that you work as JOATAMON in your language. It would be better if you could go for one of the Topic and master on it. After that you will not count yourself on JOATAMON...
I agree with you that candidates come from different levels of experience.
Let me share with you the following documents, that could give you some light on which could be your next step.
Th first document "6 ways of building Confidence for the Cisco Certification Challenge" is very well written by a colleague of us here at the CLN: Gary Pfitzer:
The second document "What new CCNA R&S means for You" also with good orientation written by another colleague of us here at the CLN, Travis:
I hope these two documents are useful for you.
I wish you all the best in your Cisco Certification carrer.
Have a great day and enjoy your Cisco study time.