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Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by GeorgeZip, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. GeorgeZip

    GeorgeZip Bit Poster

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    Just a quicky, form various sources I've managed to build up what I think is the start of a Cisco lab:

    1 x 3640 (1 x FE, 1 x 4port serial module)
    2 x 2620 (both with WIC-2T modules, ISDN BRI and some voice modules?)
    1 x 3650-48
    1 x 3500-48
    1 x 2950-48
    1 x PIX 506

    Have also bought a couple of DTE/DCE x-over cables so I can use the 3640 as a cloud device.

    Anything else I need???
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The latest version of IOS to put onto them?

    Seems like you've got more than enough there to get you going. most people that I know of only have 2 switches and 1 router and they seem to have been alright with the CCNA.

    8)
     
  3. GeorgeZip

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    I'm waiting for the comms guys to give me their CCO account details so I can download the latest IOS's, guess I've gotta open the book next...
     
  4. Dingabt46

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    Hi all trying to build up my lab bit of help would be greatly recieved

    i have

    2 x routers 2514
    2 x aui
    1 x Dte cable
    1 x crossover cable
    2 x network cables

    as i've not touched anything as yet in my labs (cisco acadamy) looking to build my lab before i start . looking at switches and a quick read says that the ccna only require layer 2 switches can anyone recommend cheap :-) switches was looking at the 2950 but i think out of my reach money wise at the moment if i do "come into money" how many switches would be prefered to have 1- 3 ?

    thanks again
     
    Certifications: MCP,A+,BSc
    WIP: CCNA
  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    As well as the DTE cable you'll need the DCE end aswell.

    The 2950 switches would be the ideal choice, as that is what the majority of the CNAP labs are based around.

    If you cant afford them though then any switch should do you.

    Have you not considered buying some simulation software instead of the real things?

    8)
     
  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    cant beat the real thing Simon :)
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Yeah, I know, but many of us just don't have the money or the space to build big labs at home. :(
     
  8. Dingabt46

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    Hi there

    thanks for the info but as stated i would like to be hands on

    have found a couple of switches in my price range would these go with my routers upgradeable/supported etc

    Cisco WS-C2916M-XL-EN 16 Port Switch 10/100mb Ports EN Switch

    any good or keep looking again have the option within my price budget to get 3 do i need to or will one suffice (in saying that one will suffice wil buy a 2950)

    thanks
     
    Certifications: MCP,A+,BSc
    WIP: CCNA
  9. Pete01

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    I use real equipment that's hosted in Sweden all connected and configured. The rental fee is $9 USD for 10 50 minute slots for the CCNP level racks

    http://www.mindtechcom.com/
     
    Certifications: MCP (NT4) CCNA
    WIP: 70-669, Learning MSI packaging
  10. GeorgeZip

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    There aint no replacement for displacement ;-)
     

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