About the CCNA
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The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) exam and resulting certificate is considered by many, including myself, to be an excellent gateway into a computer networking field.   First, many of the topics tackled in CCNA books and the exam can be considered "Networking 101."  With the CCNA, you really get to grips with the fundamentals of computer networking.  Second, passing the exam and holding the certificate demonstrates to potential employers that you know your stuff.  This IS an excellent way to start.

If you are now bracing yourself for a lot of cramming, stop.  I have good news.  I've found time and again, if you take the time to UNDERSTAND the concepts, you don't have to do all that swotting.  That's where I come in.   I plan to have, on this site, lots of material that will help you understand what those geeky books are trying to say.  If I feel someone somewhere has done a good job of explaining, I'll point you in their direction, so make sure you check out any links I put up.  I've done my research!

First, get up to speed with facts about the exam's question format, length, booking info, etc below:


Make this your one-stop-shop for your transition into a computer networking career. Here are links, tips and articles on how to pass your Cisco networking exams, as well as self-study material, and lots of general stuff on computer networking. I'll have easy-to-read, easy-to-understand articles on Cisco exam topics such as the OSI Model, IP Subnetting, VLANs, Spanning Tree CCNA, access lists, WANs lab simulator reviews and alternatives, as well as advice on how to build your own lab! Keep checking!
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