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CISCO LAB from Ebay

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Elliot28, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Elliot28

    Elliot28 Bit Poster

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    Hi there,

    I am looking to study for a CCNA I have found someone selling a local LAB set up from Ebay, I believe I can get it for £225, is this a good price or is it better to invest it into a course with CommSupport

    Full List of what's included.....
    3 x Cisco 2610 Routers
    4 x Cisco 2501 Routers
    1 x Cisco Catalyst 2950 12 Port Switch
    1 x Cisco Catalyst 2950 24 Port Switch
    1 x Cisco 2521 Frame Relay with Token Ring
    2 x Cisco Transceivers
    3 x ISDN WICs for 2610 Routers
    4 x Serial WICs for 2610 Routers
    3 x RF Protected Power distribution Panels (Rack Mounted and all set up)
    13 x IEC Kettle Plug Power Cables
    1 x 4 Way Power Sockets
    1 x Serial to USB Adapter
    4 x Console Cables
    1 x Console AUX Cable
    4 x DCE - DTE Serial Cables
    1 x DAB Serial Cable
    4 x Ethernet Network Cables
    1 x Ethernet Coupler
    1 x Todd Lammle CCNA Study Guide Book
    Various WIC blanking Plates
    Various Nuts / Bolts rack mount bits.
    And of course this all comes in a glass-fronted lockable rack mount!

    Any information I will be grateful.

    Thanks
    Elliot
     
  2. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    3 x Cisco 2610 Routers = OK
    4 x Cisco 2501 Routers = RUBBISH, BETTER GETTING ANOTHER PAIR OF 2610 ROUTERS, ON THAT SUBJECT YOU ARE BETTER OFF GETTING 2611's THEY HAVE A PAIR OF ETHERNET PORTS OR 2621's THEY HAVE A PAIR OF FASTETHERNET PORTS
    1 x Cisco Catalyst 2950 12 Port Switch = OK
    1 x Cisco Catalyst 2950 24 Port Switch = OK, IF YOUR BUDGET WILL STRETCH TO IT A 3550 EMI WOULD BE NICE TOO, SOME INTERVLAN ROUTING USING SVI'S
    1 x Cisco 2521 Frame Relay with Token Ring = OK, BUT THE TOKEN RING IS POINTLESS
    2 x Cisco Transceivers = RUBBISH, BUT YOU'LL NEED THEM FOR THE 2501.
    3 x ISDN WICs for 2610 Routers = COMPLETE RUBBISH UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ISDN SIMULATOR TO CONNECT THESE INTERFACES TO
    4 x Serial WICs for 2610 Routers = OK
    3 x RF Protected Power distribution Panels (Rack Mounted and all set up) = OK
    13 x IEC Kettle Plug Power Cables = OK
    1 x 4 Way Power Sockets = OK
    1 x Serial to USB Adapter = OK, BUT I WOULD HAVE A FEW OF THESE
    4 x Console Cables = OK, GET SOME RJ45 AND A CRIMPER AS THE CLIPS ALWAYS COME OFF
    1 x Console AUX Cable = OK
    4 x DCE - DTE Serial Cables = OK
    1 x DAB Serial Cable
    4 x Ethernet Network Cables = YOU'LL NEED MORE AND YOU'LL NEED MORE CROSSOVER CABLES
    1 x Ethernet Coupler
    1 x Todd Lammle CCNA Study Guide Book
    Various WIC blanking Plates
    Various Nuts / Bolts rack mount bits.
    And of course this all comes in a glass-fronted lockable rack mount!

    I would say, get the kit, get the book, study for a few months and then reconsider your options
     
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  3. Elliot28

    Elliot28 Bit Poster

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    is £225 a good price?

    Thanks
    Elliot
     
  4. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

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    Not really, but it's not going break the bank. the 2610 are around £15 each, the 2501's are worthless scrap and the 2950's are £25 each, WIC-1T's £10 each

    So you might be paying £50/80 more than I would but kit is kit and always good to have if you are going pursue this game, if you don't want to spend any more than you have to then I would suggest you consider GNS3.
     
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  5. Elliot28

    Elliot28 Bit Poster

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    Perfect thanks very much Ill check it out!
     
  6. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Or of course listen to my advice about doing the N+ first and save the £225 for something else when it really matters. I don't generally offer advice and not mean it.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  7. Elliot28

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    I was thinking with starting with the CCENT part 1? or is this not advised?
     
  8. Elliot28

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    Or a colleague at work said it might be worth looking into MTA network fundamentals instead?

    Is this worth while or not really...

    Thanks
    Elliot
     
  9. danielno8

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    I would do CCENT (ICND 1) over any other initial network based cert. I have never seen MTA network fundamentals, and don't ever see Network+ in job adverts, but always see Cisco certs.
     
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  10. catherinecnw

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    If you would like to work in networking field, CCENT (ICND1) is your best choice, it covers all your networking basis.
     

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