+ 0 Votes Not laughing BubbaGlock 5 years ago You CAN pass the CCNA without working in the field, HOWEVER, pick a school with lots of hands on labs. No one was born with experience. I passed it first time and although I had lots of software and some hardware experience, I had never configured a router. If you have the desire and hunger to excel in the field, go for it. BUT don't go after it just for the money. That alone won't get you there. You have to enjoy the technology or don't go there.