I'm currently trying to get my CCNA certification and due to lack of
funds, I won't be able to take an actual course. As a result, I've
purchased the Cisco Press "CCNA Self-Study: CCNA Basics" book, and have
been reading it a great deal. After finishing that, as well as doing a
lot of the free stuff I've found online, I think I have a good handle on
most of the test side of the CCNA exam, but I've done nothing for the lab.
Does anyone have advice on what I should do to study for the lab? What
hardware [assuming it's not too expensive (under 400$ total for all,
ideally)] to buy to set up a test lab, etc.