People pursuing the CCNA certification have many options for preparing for their exam. They can follow the completely self-study path by reading ccna books and solving practice questions or they can attend an instructor-based classroom training. There is an option somewhere in between also (which in my opinion is the best option). This is a CCNA Video Training. With this option you still have the self-study element available, but you also have the benefits of an instructor-based training. Basically you get a video training package which walks you through step-by-step with visual examples, configuration explanations etc in order to learn and assimilate the material better.
The two biggest players in the certification industry which focus on video trainings are Train signal and CBT Nuggets. In this post I will list and describe the features of the CCNA Video Training packages offered by both companies for having a quick view if you want to make a decision which package better fits your needs. I hope people looking to choose between Train Signal Vs CBT Nuggets will find the following comparison helpful. Just keep in mind that both companies are excellent on what they are doing so whatever your choice is you will get top-notch training quality from both. However, in my opinion you will get a better value for money if you go with Trainsignal since they offer free practice questions and exams from Transcender and also they offer the training material in different multimedia format (iPod Video, MP3 Audio) together with PDF instructor notes.
The CCNA Training Packages described below will help you for both ccna exam options (either the combined CCNA 640-802 exam or the two-exam option with 640-822 plus 640-816).
In 2013, Trainsignal has changed its pricing structure. Now, for $49/month you have unlimited access to ALL of their training courses, including all of the Cisco Training offered by them.
|CCNA Video Training Package||Train Signal(Visit Site)||CBT Nuggets(Visit Site)|
|Video Training Duration||27 hours|
|Number of Videos Included||59 videos|
|Video Format||AVI and WMV||WMV or Goldrush Streaming|
|What’s Included in Package||
Online and Offline Training
|A CD with 59 Videos|
|Guarantee||90-Days Total Experience Guarantee||No Money Back Guarantee (only replacement guarantee for defective media)|
|Instructor Qualifications||CCIE, CCNA, CCNP||CCIE, MCSE, Novell CNE|
|Topics Covered||CCENT (ICND1 topics) + ICND2 topics||CCENT (ICND1 topics) + ICND2 topics|
|Practice Tests Included||Free Full Version of Transcender CCNA Practice Exam package||Optional SelfTest Software Practice Exam package (Extra $69 price)|
|Prerequisites||This course requires a basic level of understanding, and is not ideal for a complete beginner to networking.||A basic understanding of computers and networking such as CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ Certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended before viewing this training.|
|Product Delivery||4 DVDs shipped to your home PLUS Instant Video Streaming Access to Training||
– Goldrush Streaming (Stream Directly from CBT Nuggets)– Electronic Delivery (Download zip file)
– Physical CD shipped to your home
|Click Links to Visit Sites||Train Signal WebSite||CBT Nuggets WebSite|
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