I'm a student, 22 years old, currently working as an android developer, studying Computer Science and currently 2 trimesters away from graduating. I received a job offer on Networks related area, they required me to have certain certifications, CCNA and CCNP to be more specific, it will take me almost a year to finish those certifications. I started working to get them a couple of months ago.
The thing is, many of my teachers, even the ones on the CCNA courses are asking me why I'm studying something (Computer Science) that will mostly not add anything in that job position, I really like networks related problems, but I love programming too, and some people say that there is no programming at all on those jobs.
The reason why I became interested in the offer, was because of the high salary (3 to 5 times the amount offered on other Android related position that I've been getting) and because I started doing some network related homework for college, and I really like it, as much as programming.
But the real question is, will this affect my degree as Computer Science by getting experience in another area not relate to it?
Will this add a new skill to my curriculum and make me desirable on other job positions, maybe even related to my degree?