CCNA Training Guide assists readers in achieving the first step in the Cisco Career Certification path by helping them certify as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). CCNA certification is the foundation for all other certifications in the Cisco Career Certification program. Candidates must pass a single exam (Exam #640-407) in order to become a CCNA. One must have passed the CCNA exam in order to seek higher-level certifications. The CCNA Training Guide offers readers the opportunity to develop their networking skills with a comprehensive study tool that will provide complete coverage of the necessary technical and exam material. More importantly the book will provide readers with extensive opportunities to gain the valuable hands-on experience that is necessary to complete the first step to becoming a Cisco certified professional.