If you’re just starting your Cisco studies I highly encourage you to check out my course over at Pluralsight.com. It’s designed to take you through the setup of VIRL for CCENT and CCNA lab studies. It’s sole purpose is to set you up with a lab environment that you can use once you begin studying, and it assumes that you have not started yet.
After a brief introduction to the course I cover some important information for students that are just starting out. Then, in the module Obtaining and Installing VIRL on Windows and Mac, we go through the steps to install VIRL on Windows and Mac. Then we take a tour of the VM Maestro interface followed by two modules where we examine the CCENT and CCNA exam topics and build topologies for each. By the time you’re done with this course you’ll have a ton of labs to work on as you learn all the technologies covered in the CCENT ad CCNA.
Check it out now at Pluralsight.com