Do you want to become a CCNA with little or no cost out of pocket beyond taking the exam(s)? Between my own attempt at the CCNA and my association with forums and blogs where Cisco devices and Cisco certifications are discussed, I have collected a number of free resources in one location here for the CCNA candidate. I will continue to update the list in this post as I stumble across more resources. If any of the links are broken or you have anything you would like to see added, feel free to leave a comment.
Please do not post links to dumps here. I do not want that here and it will be deleted.
Exam Topics For Every Cisco Cert:
CCNA Lab Manuals:
Free CCNA Workbook. The gold standard in free online CCNA hands on training.
This next lab manual is a .pdf download. While it's a bit dated and some of the topics included are not relevant to the current CCNA exams, there's still a lot of good material here.
101 CCNA Labs:
Some great labs for CCNA topics and more:
Here's an awesome site full of lectures and lab notes from Dr. Kenneth M. Chipps on a wide range of networking topics:
NetSimK CCNA Network Simulator:
Here's a few Packet Tracer activity files:
Probably a bit beyond the CCNA topics. But it's labeled as CCNA Lab Projects, so why not step outside your comfort zone and learn a little.
GNS3 Info and Labs:
The Bryant Advantage - http://www.youtube.com/user/ccie12933
Todd Lammle - http://www.youtube.com/user/lammledotcom
Cisco - http://www.youtube.com/user/Cisco
CiscoPress - http://www.youtube.com/user/CiscoPress
Kevin Wallace - http://www.youtube.com/user/kwallaceccie
Free CCNA Workbook - http://www.youtube.com/user/FreeCCNAWorkbook
Palaestra Training - http://www.youtube.com/user/palaestratraining
Pancho Training - http://www.youtube.com/user/panchotraining
TrainSignal - http://www.youtube.com/user/TrainSignalInc
Bowler CBT Labs - http://www.youtube.com/bowlersp
Keith Barker - http://www.youtube.com/user/Keith6783
CBT Nuggets - http://www.youtube.com/user/cbtnuggets
81 Part Series - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEDA4CC4D696B957D
Wendell Odom - http://www.networkworld.com/community/odom
Wendell Odom (New) - http://www.certskills.com/About/WendellOdom.aspx
Todd Lammle - http://www.lammle.com/blog
PacketLife - http://packetlife.net/
INE - http://blog.internetworkexpert.com/
IPExpert - http://blog.ipexpert.com/
Free Practice Exams:
and a couple fun ones:
Misc Articles by Topic:
2900XL vs 2950 switches
PuTTY related links
How do I know if a web resource is legit?
A shameless plug for my Facebook CCNA Group:
A little humor:
Another Big Link Collection:
And don't forget the best free online resource for technical documentation, the Cisco website.