there are several sites that have cisco router simulators that you can use online and off that will allow you to simulate a cisco router network for testing purposes. Keep looking on the job boards, dice.com, monster.com, careerbuilder.com, jobs.yahoo.com and others as well as local papers. If you don’t mind moving that is a plus for employers looking. There are entry level jobs out there that you can use to get your foot in the door. If you want to do it then keep at it. You should also get your A+ certification. That will give more credit towards an entry level position. You will also want to get your Microsoft certifications since they have 90+ percent of the market. Getting linux experience by building systems at home on your spare time will help give you a more rounded skill set. Yes, all of this will take years but they don’t call it a career for nothing! You have to love doing it to do it for life.