Because I missed doing homework when I came home from work at night
So far I'm surprised at how much I remember from my university and how useful what they taught me was. Especially the hands on labs with the routers/switches that I swore I'd never use.
I bought the router and switch off ebay for 20$ each to help me practice on the IOS part as well as keep me on task (it's impossible to make a financial investment without being emotionally attached in some way or another).
Does anyone else have any experience working on certs? I anticipate this one taking me about a year or so to work through the book and find as much practice material online as I can. I know it's thinking a bit ahead but after that I'd like to try to get an SQL server cert or maybe go for the CCNP though I'm getting ahead of myself there.