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I am a 2nd year IT student and am quite interested in the networking field. I'd like to get a CCNA certification by spring, just in time for co-op season. Please recommend me software to help learn the material faster/efficiently in preparation of the CCNA exam.

I've played a bunch of Cisco games which were all good but not enough.

I'm looking for simulation software that do not require a manual/reference guide to use and can help with learning everything (or a lot) there is to know for being successful in the CCNA exam.

I bought [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Certified-Network-Associate-CD-ROM/dp/0470901071/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320278040&sr=8-1"]this[/ame] book yesterday and should receive it by Friday.
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Todd lammale has great books smile.gif
Check out this thread about simulation software

http://www.overclock.net/networking-security/1140871-traffic-simulator.html#post15296502

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