I recently completed for a degree that, in the end, I will never use. After doing student teaching in the Spring, graduating in May and finally looking back, I decided definitely that teaching is not for me. After a summer of struggling with a direction I am deciding on Cisco Networking, something I considered in the beginning but decided to move away from.
To cut to the chase, I am considering using CBT Nuggets and CiscoPress books to begin working toward the ICND1 and ICND2 exams.
My question is whether this is a good way to gain my foundational knowledge for the purpose of gaining certification.