can anyone (guru's included, hint, hint!) make a recommendation(s) on a book(s) towards gaining a cne via cna? i'm totally new to novell (aside from longtime enduser), but i'm NOT looking for a 'dummy'/'idiots' style study guide; the meatier the better so long as the material is covered from scratch on up. i'm sure there's many good tombe's for experienced admin's, so getting one all inclusive test prep may be too much to expect, so if a 'starter' book is the way to go so be it, i'm open to, and appreciative of, your suggestions.
also, i'm currently studying for my ccna cert & i expect to setup a network lab within the next 2 or 3 months (due to $$$ considerations). i expect the lab will consist of 2 or 3 cisco 2500 series routers, a switch (or switches), multiple servers, hubs and clients, maybe a network printer, etc. towards that end if you have a recommendation to include any reasonably priced (<$1K) network component into the lab in order to more realistically simulate a novell network environment i would, again, greatly appreciate it (for the record, it's my understanding that Novell is a NOS management environment, not a hardware implementation).