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Best Router Simulator Prep for 640-801

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by nooky_bear, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. nooky_bear

    nooky_bear New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm currently preparing for 640-801 exam and was wondering what the best simulator software to use to get me ready for the exam.

    From searches I see Boson and SemSim popping up a lot has anyone used either for practicing exam type simulations?

    Better asking before parting with the readies :biggrin
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    I would guess my opinion would be ***slightly*** biased. :)
     
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  3. Sparky
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    One of the guys in my work has used some Boson materials for a Check Point exam, he rated them highly! :biggrin
     
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  4. Tinus1959

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    Boson for me.
     
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  5. nooky_bear

    nooky_bear New Member

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    Thanks for the inputs guys looks like Boson is the one.
     
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  6. MacAllan

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    Dynamips / Dynagen - but you do need legal access to a cisco IOS image.

    Another way to do it is to book lab time on some real routers/switches - if you search the net you'll find some folks offer sessions that are fairly cheap. Might be worth it for one or two goes, to get a sense of the 'real thing.'
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    According to Cisco's IOS licensing restrictions, you cannot use the IOS outside of the hardware it was designed for. Thus, you can't legally use Dynamips with Cisco's IOS. I can dig up the link and quote from the licensing if you require it, but I think I've already posted it somewhere on here or on MCSEWorld...
     
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  8. MacAllan

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    Really? Oooppsss :oops:
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Don't sweat it - most people don't know. :) That's why I tell people, because Cisco's IOS licensing restrictions aren't widely known. If I were to do it, they may never find out... but I certainly wouldn't want to risk getting into trouble with them, ya know?
     
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