Over on the Learning Network some one asked how to get started with studying the CCNA.
I thought I'd post my reply here as well in case it can be of help to any one.
'Assuming you're starting out from scratch, if you work in an environment that has its own IT dept or even better a Networks team, start speaking to them. Find out what tech they use, what systems are used to monitor the tech and what new technologies are being looked at for the future. This gives you your focus.