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Gearing up for CCNA

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by BrizoH, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. BrizoH

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    Hi,

    As the title suggests I'm preparing to begin my study for CCNA. At the moment I have the Sybex study guide, nuggets, various practise tests/papers etc.

    For the hands on part I was thinking of buying 2 x 2501 routers from ebay.

    Do they seem ok for the money? (£70 each plus delivery)

    They include:

    16mb Flash & DRam
    v11 boot rom
    12.3 IP Plus IOS
    Transceiver
    console cable, power cable, dce/dte serial cable

    Your advice is appreciated

    Cheers
     
    Certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security
    WIP: CCNP
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bump :rolleyes:
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    In addition to getting the routers I'd suggest that you purchase two switches so that you can practice setting up VLAN's. 8)
     
  4. zimbo
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    i just suggest you make sure your "various practise tests/papers etc" are legal and not some braindump materials... if you not sure what braindumps are read this and just ask us for help on anything...

    good luck!:thumbleft
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
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  5. BrizoH

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    Thanks for the replies - I'm well aware what braindumps are, when I say papers I mean things like cramsession etc, practise tests are transcender

    Back to the original question - does the kit above seem value for money at £70?
     
    Certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security
    WIP: CCNP
  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Yup. :)
     
  7. BrizoH

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    Thanks - I'll go for it then, and maybe add a couple of switches once I get started.
     
    Certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security
    WIP: CCNP
  8. Spice_Weasel

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    If you can get a third 2501 it would very useful. With 3 routers you can set up frame relay. Also, routing practice is much, much better with 3 routers, e.g. route redistribution.

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

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    Hi BrizoH,

    An alternative is Linksys gear. Cisco wrapped cheaply

    Keimos
     
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