Hi, I'm completely brand new to this. I'm interesting in obtaining my CCNA. A friend of the family works for cisco and told me that if I get my CCNA he will get me in front of the right people. I"m currently going to college in my second semester(Not very far along) for computer science and am consider stoppping in order to study for the CCNA. But my problem is, I'm not sure how to go about it. I've noticed a lot of people on this board are self taught. Coming from my backgroud, which is nothing when it comes to networks, is self study plausible? If not, what other options (Specifics) are there? I've checked thed link (Global learning partner locator) and there doesn't seem to be anyone in my area that trains for CCNA specifically. I can go to like Everest College, or one of these proprietery schools to train, but I don't want to waste time and money if I can do it myself. Any recommendations for a newbie? Thanks!