Few years ago I was working for a local internet service provider company. Because my division is related to art, graphic design and contents, I didn’t involve so much about technical things. I still remember that it was the first time I heard about Cisco. Some of my technician friends were learning and struggling with that Cisco thing.
I just know that Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) is a certification. It gives the certification to the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size route and switched networks, including implementation and verification of connections to remote sites in a WAN. This certification is required for those who want a career in this area. From its original source, Cisco provides training and now the updated CCIE Routing and Switching certification (version 4.0) features new certification standards that reflect the job skills employers are looking for at the expert level.
The other way to get the certification is by having ccna training from other resource. There are Cisco CCNA Online / CBT Training Courses available in the internet and you can just pick one. The method of training is by CD, online and Network Deployable. These online courses are more flexible and effective. Beside that these kinds of trainings usually taught by certified instructors who are experts in the IT field.