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CCNP Lab equiptment

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Monkeyspit, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Monkeyspit

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    Hi , I'm looking to satrt off my studies shortly and want to get straight with exacly what equiptment .

    I currently have the following

    4x 2950 switches
    2x 2600 routers
    2x WIC 1T cards

    Straight through leads
    No serial cables

    Can anyyboy else add exacly what I'll need to help me through my studies,

    Many thanks

    Spit.
     
  2. MacAllan

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    For the BCMSN course you will need a switch or two that has L3 capability, say a 3550 or something. Search the 'net, there's lots of advice, although most of it is US-based, where they seem to be able to get second-hand stuff much cheaper than we can over here. For example:
    http://www.ciscokits.com/
     
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  3. r.h.lee

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    Monkeyspit,

    It really depends on which CCNP exam you're going to study for next. So without further ado, which CCNP exam were you planning to study for?
     
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  4. Monkeyspit

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    Hi , I'm going to go do the :

    642-901 BSCI
    642-812 BCMSN
    642-825 ISCW
    642-845 ONT


    Does this help

    All will be home self study


    Thanks
     
  5. r.h.lee

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    Monkyspit,

    Check out the CCNP Prep Center. There are equipment list recommendations under the |Exam Study| tab, at the bottom of the page under "Suggested Study Lab Setup."

    Source:
    1. CCNP Prep Center - http://forums.cisco.com/eforum/servlet/CCNP?page=main
     
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  6. Monkeyspit

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    Thanks for the replys

    From my list of equipment can I make up a CCNP lab?

    I looked at the cisco recomended list on the cisco website and they recomened 2811's etc which are extreemly pricey to just practice on..

    I'd prefer to use my existing kit if i can and buy extras if I need to

    Could somebody that knows what they are talking about spec up a kit including the existing kit I have? So i can crack on and make some additiona purchases :D

    I'd appreciate it greatly.

    Thanks in advance
     
  7. MacAllan

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    You keep saying 'CCNP lab' - do you mean just the BSCI lab? Because for the other units, your equipment doesn't come close - and will be extremely pricey (think 3 0's).

    Why not explore ways of booking lab time on other provider's equipment?
     
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  8. Monkeyspit

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    I need the complete kit to do the ccnp as I'd prefer to study it at home , I dont mind spending another £3500 - £4000 on extra equiptment but I just cannot justify spending almost £1000 a piece for a 2811 router especially if i need 7 of the things.

    Just wanted to see what other people run or any suggestions to what I can use that is fairly recent and up to date.
     
  9. Monkeyspit

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    Right!

    I think I'm getting there, what do you think of my CCNP lab for BSCI
    BCMSN
    ONT
    ISCW

    4x 2950's
    1x 3550
    2x 2621 XM's
    1x 2620 with 4 port frame relay card
    1x 2611XM

    All have 2x Wic-1T's

    I need 1 more router possibly another 2600XM series

    Would this be ok for my Lab so far?
     
  10. r.h.lee

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    Monkeyspit,

    How does that list compare to the recommended equipment list at the CCNP Prep Center?
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    Monkey, there are some virtual labs on line too. I don't know the links off hand but if you search these cisco boards I know they been posted here. Maybe the cisco general board?

    Ok, gotta hit the shower and run. If you can't find them let me know here and I will try to find them for you this evening. Good luck with your studies.
     
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  12. Monkeyspit

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    think i'm there now :)
     

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