Well, I like that, u think my way.
I am a believer in the fact that self-study is the best way of studying & to be honest with you ( not exaggerating ) i have already gone through the CCNA training guide by Todd Lammle more than once, except for a few misses here & there :wink: But i really dont feel comfortable enough to appear for the exam.
May be thats also because of lack of practical hand on experience on cisco router's although i have worked on simulator's like Network Visualizer 4.0 & Boson Netsim but i still want to work on an actual routers.
Therefore waiting very badly for your real labs to come online.
I also approached some institutes here in our area for just getting practical lab experience so that i get to work on real routers & can get a feel of it, yet to finalize on that.
But one thing i agree with you on more than any one else is the fact that self-study has no comparison. Even if you are studying from someone until & unless you understand it by reading it yourself, i don't think you get the confidence that you know the subject in & out, so you are very right on that.
Well, i guess my father once upon a time said "No Knowldge without College" So i was just applying the same principle here i guess
But i still beleive that self-study is the best way to study.
Looking forward to get the viewpoints of all of you on this.
Thanks anyways on the thoughts chris, appreciate it.
Next would be SP (Service Provider)
CCNA, CCNP (Switching), CCIE#20640