I was programmer for six years, and time ago I discovered I feel good (and I like very much) networking, switches, routers, firewalls, etc. but because of my actual job I can't spend as much time as I would like to in that topics.
Now I am preparing to get CCNA certification but all I have is theory. I ear a lot of thing about NetScreen, Cisco PIX, firewalls, etc. but my question is where can I practice with these boxes if there is no one at work and I don't have any place where to 'play' with them.
Could you tell how can I still closer of these boxes ? I mean, is there a simulator or something like that ?