I can’t imagine trying to do the CCNA course and work. I spend 60 hrs a week on my CCNA school work and still I will have to use this summer to review and practice the first two quarters. Was Packet Tracer in use when you took the course? very good network simulation software. I also take a Dreamweaver course at the same time, this requires 8-12 hrs a week.Some people fly through this stuff, but not me. it is worth the effort to stay out of the garage.
When I took the course packet tracer had just come out and my instructor basically learned how to use it with our class. It’s absolutely great software and I even used it to demo a network I designed for a competition.
I don’t think it was. This was nearly 8 years ago when I took the classes, so a lot has changed since then