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CCNP Questions Home Labs Which Switches and Routers to get?

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by NetEyeBall, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. NetEyeBall

    NetEyeBall Kilobyte Poster

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    This is my lab so far:

    2620 with WIC 2T
    2610 with BRI, and WIC 1 T
    2511 with two serial ports
    2924 with 2 fiber
    2509 with two serial ports
    2620 with T1 CSU/DSU
    2620 with T1 CSU/DSU

    What do you all suggest in addition to that?

    I have another Bri module coming.
     
    Certifications: CCNA, A+, N+, MCSE 4.0, CCA
    WIP: CCDA, CCNP, Cisco Firewall
  2. Spice_Weasel

    Spice_Weasel Kilobyte Poster

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    It looks as though you have everything covered, although another switch would be nice, budget permitting. Don't forget that for frame relay you can use a router with 2 serial ports as a frame relay switch, very handy for practice.

    Spice Weasel
     
    Certifications: CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER, JNCIS-ER,MCP
    WIP: CCIE
  3. NetEyeBall

    NetEyeBall Kilobyte Poster

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    This is my lab so far:

    2620 with WIC 2T Bri U
    2610 with BRI U, and WIC 1T
    2511 with two serial ports
    2924 with 2 fiber
    2509 with two serial ports
    2620 with T1 CSU/DSU
    2620 with T1 CSU/DSU
    2610 with WIC 1T
    2610 with 4 port Serial Module
    An additional 4 port Serial Module comming

    What do you all suggest in addition to that? ISDN simulator?
    I guess I really need to concentrate on switches now. 1 3550 and 1 2950 and a 1900?

    Also how should I prepare for VPN? Do I have to buy a PIX? What about DSL? How do you simulate it?
     
    Certifications: CCNA, A+, N+, MCSE 4.0, CCA
    WIP: CCDA, CCNP, Cisco Firewall
  4. Spice_Weasel

    Spice_Weasel Kilobyte Poster

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    That looks like an excellent lab. For switches I would suggest 2950's. 3550's are more capable but cost more.

    For VPN the equipment you have is fine, just practice creating some site to site links using the routers that you have, and also vpn connections from pc's to routers.

    There are ISDN simulators, I didn't bother with one, but if you find one for a good price it might be useful. I think if you study and understand ISDN you should be fine without needing a simulator.

    Spice_Weasel
     
    Certifications: CCNA, CCNP, CCIP, JNCIA-ER, JNCIS-ER,MCP
    WIP: CCIE

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