Is it very possible to pass the CCNA by using self-study material....There are two great ccna CBT products, one from CBTNuggets and the other from TrainSignal. Also, Cisco Press has some great publications for the exam. They key is to get hands on practice....whether that means buying and setting up your own lab, or renting some rack space...doesn't matter, as long as you get the practice. You can rent rack space from www.thebryantadvantage.com and
INE.com also has a CCNA video course, you may want to check that out
Hello and welcome Ashwin,
This is just as good and any to ask this type question.
There are those that have successfully obtained the CCNA certification without attending a formal class. There are various ways that individuals have gone about completing this objective (years of experience in the field, use of books with router/switch simulators, really dog on smart...etc). It really depends on you and your ability to aborb this complex information.
Below is the link to the 'IT Certification and Career Paths' Introduction page. There you will find links to the various certifications with associated information to assist you with getting a better understanding of what each entails and some direction on what resources you may need to obtain them.
Yes, but it depends on your personal preferences and it helps if you have networking experience or experience self-studing and passing exams.
I would say get CBTNuggets and/or TrainSignal. Also, W. Odom's books from Cisco Press has some Practice test. (get 2 books and take CCENT first).
Finally, Packet tracer is a must! it helps studying as its simulation mode shows you how, when, what packets are traversing the network.
You need to know that for good career in networking.