reply to watts3000
Re: [CCNA] how to purhase hardware and determine IOS needed I think the kit you have will serve you foro a CCNA.
I'd like to see a Layer 3 switch in there if you have the funds.
I think Todd Lammles CCNA study Guide is about the best out there.
Youtube can be a good resource.
Any video (CBT nugget) by Jeremy Chiora is usually worth it's weight in gold.
www.subnettingquestions.com for practicing your subnetting, and whilst I do not agree with the practice of braindumping, www.9tut.com has some helpful info.
As mentioned before though, when sitting down with job candidates I can usually pick out brain-dumper from a candidate that has knowledge. There is no substitute for doing the labs and understanding them. If there is a lab you don't understand, open a training manual and re-do the lab whilst looking up the process or subject in the book. Make notes of what commands you execute, what they do and why they do it. And you will need to do each lab multiple times. Practice until you are sick of it, then practice some more.
Binary is as easy as 01 10 11