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: