I am using Cisco's self study resorces to study for my CCNA certification.
This includes books from the Cisco press: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices, Part 1 and 2 and the CCNA Official Exam Certification Library (2 books).
For hands on work, what texts should I use for lab work? I was looking at the Networking Academy lab books (4 total I believe) - should I pick these up when I set up my home lab, or are there better books to work from? I'd like something challenging that will give me a wide range of lab exercises to work from. Thanks!