Not sure where this thread goes. Anyway. Last summer I got my A+. I still feel its worthless and I will probably never use anything covered in the exam but it did help me get my job. I like my job and all but I can't go up. Literally. I work for an Indian casino and the tribal policy limits how far a white guy can go. It doesn't bother me since I have no desire to live around here my whole life. That being said I don't think I'll find any new or better pay jobs until I get some more training. I was looking into MCSE prior to starting my job but with all the new things I've learned and how much it interests me now I'm leaning towards CCNA. Since I live in Mayberry I'll have to buy the books and study my tail off for a while before I do anything. My question is ... Is it even possible to study and pass either of these or is a class setting recommended? Assuming I can buy the books and study does anyone know how long it would take? By that I mean I don't want to shell about a bunch of cash and then find out the exams are all changing and what I've learned is useless. I figure it'll take me several months to study everything so I need to make sure I have enough time to accomplish it. Finally does anyone know how much the exams cost? I'd be going the multiple exam path rather than the single all encompassing path if that makes a difference. Many thanks.