Building a Cisco Certification Lab
Source: Global Knowledge
Building a flexible lab environment is an essential and critical part of any certification study environment. The first step, either the CCENT or CCNA, requires an environment that is complete enough to cover all of the exam topics, but simple and inexpensive enough to easily construct. Learning concepts is important, but applying those principles in a practical manner reinforces learning, as well as prepares for simulation questions that are an integral part of Cisco exams today.