Hello, I want to prepare my self for the ccna test and I am wondering what books and material will be good to study in order to pass the test?.
To best answer this question, it might be helpful to provide some details about your background. For example, how much networking experience
do you have? How much of that is with Cisco products, etc.
Generally if you have less experience, you'll want to take the exams in two parts (ICND1 then ICND2). ICND1 will get you a CCENT, where completion of ICND2 will get you the CCNA. You may, if you have more experience, and perhaps a good bit of Cisco-specific experience, want to go the single exam route to the CCNA. Depending upon which route you take, you might look at either the Wendell Odom books (by Cisco Press) or Todd Lammle's CCNA study guide, published by Sybex. The Odom books are great for beginners that want to split the certification up into two exams. The Lammle book is excellent for the single exam route, and also has really good techniques for subnetting that are not in the Odom texts.
You will definitely want some practice, as well. I used the CiscoPress simulator, which I thought was pretty good. Nothing beats getting your hands on real equipment, and rack rentals are a good way to achieve that. You can also pick up a study lab (for example, buying parts & equipment off of eBay), but there are a lot of people that quite honestly will sell you outdated equipment that is not very relevant, or products that you can get elsewhere for free - good idea to be cautious when going this route.
One of the fundamental skills that you will need to master will be subnetting. Once you read about it and get the theory down in whatever texts you choose, there's a good free practice site at www.subnetskillz.com.
Hope this helps.