I started working at a DC and I have time here and there to study. My manager actually encourages it so I'm trying to get my CCNA(I have almost no network knowledge). I have a bit of resources on safaribooks and I'm starting the ODOM ICND1 book. I started studying for a month already and I'm on Chapter 10 right now. I'm not going super hard on it like other people who's putting in 4-5 hours a day, but I feel like I'm going at a really slow pace. I take A LOT of notes and even drew the tables/diagrams in the book. A chapter takes me like 2-3~ hours because of it and it feels like I'm progressing very slowly which is pretty discouraging right now. Since I would read a bit, write it down, then re-read the part I wrote and proceed with the next part. However, I feel like I can just sit there and read a chapter in 30 mins or less. I usually get the main concepts, but the smaller things like the exact commands lines or just some of the minor stuff, I would forget until I go over it again.
Anyone got any advice on what I should be doing?
The only thing I'm doing right now is reading the book since I'm just starting. Is there anything on the side that I should be doing? I know I should start using Packet Tracer, but I want to finish the book to have a general understanding of everything before I proceed with any labs and what not.