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I currently just have my A+ Cert and would like to to achieve my CNNA Cert.
My question is where is a good place to start and what materials would help
me the most to prepare for the tests??

Thanks In Advance



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That is such a broad question, I wouldn't
know where to begin. You might want to
take a look here first.

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/index.html

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Check Cisco's site and see if there's a place in your area teaching
the CCNA Exploration courses.  I'm really learning alot.

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Check your local community college.  Many have coursework that covers
the material in a CCNA exam.

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Cert.
help

I appreciate all the input. I more or less will have to learn it on my own.
I drive a truck right now so I really don't have the time to dedicate to go
to a school even if there was one around here. I was wondering if the Sybex
books would be a good way to learn and be able to give me enough info to be
able to pass the tests ?? I do alot of reading on the road as it is anyway..



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Start with the "CCNA for Dummies" book to see how much you can pick up.
  Then get into the Cisco Learning Center to figure out what you need
next.  Get on eBay and pick up a couple of 3640 routers, each with an
ethernet (or fast ethernet) interface, a WIC-1T serial interface and a
back-to-back serial cable for the WIC-1Ts.  Might need a couple of
cheapo 10/100 switches to take the question of ethernet crossover cables
out of the set-up.  Use your PC with some terminal emulation as a console.

Its not difficult to work with Cisco routers.  I also suggest joining
the tek-tips.com Cisco Certification forum.  Lots of help from experts
on getting the set-up correct and answering questions when you just get
stuck.

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ALSO (and this is more important than just a certification), you really
need to KNOW the material, not just pass the exam(s) for the
certification.  The piece of paper will open the door, but the technical
interview will make or break your chances.  And don't forget that
typically the first 90 days are "probation" and if you don't know the
"how's" and/or can't do the problem solving (because you memorized the
answers), your dead.  I've heard too many instructors say the same thing.


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own.
go
Sybex
be
anyway..

Thanks, I appreciate the advice.
I want to actually learn it not just memorize the material.
I would like to be able to be confident and comfortable using what I learn.

 Again Thank you



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I've heard that as well.
And yet, I'm the ONLY one in my class who learned to subnet without a
subnet calculator.

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own.
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Sybex
be
anyway..

I take it that the the 640-822 test is just the ICND1which equals CCENT?
And The 640-816 test  Is the complete test for the CCNA Cert?



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816 is ICND2.  640-802 is the full CCNA exam.

When you take a course with a Cisco Academy, you get access to the
web-based curriculum that's actually very good.  Along with the study
guides / workbooks and Packet Tracer activities, you can really learn
a lot.

I say this because it is possible to "find" this web-based curriculum
in an offline format that you can use at your own pace.

It's called "CCNA Exploration," and there are 4 modules.
I have them on my thumb drive, in fact.

I'm taking the third module now, but I'll probably have to quit the
classes to take a job out of state.  So I plan to finish on my own and
take the CCNA in the Spring.

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