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Included Simulation Software

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Thomas7918, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Thomas7918

    Thomas7918 Bit Poster

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    A question on simulation software being included, with some of the CompTIA Network+ N10-005 study books.

    Are these simulation packages providing a means to further display or clarify a network example being discussed, or are they a means to provide a live environment for a lab.

    I have the means to create a pretty decent lab.

    Bottom line here, is it worth the extra $ to purchase material with simulation software or would the paper back books and a live lab be the better road.

    If the lab is the way to go, then do any of you have a recommendation on which server to load up. I know Linux has lots of unrestricted options and I think I can download some MS platforms with time restriction and maybe a couple of extensions on the trial, however unsure if the trial versions are restricted.

    Thank You

    Thomas
     
  2. Thomas7918

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    Hum "no reply"

    Well considering how Virtual Box has served me well so far, I opted to not spend the extra $ on Network+ material with simulations. I suppose the drawback is the simulations are right in line with the book content and require no learning curve to set up, unlike creating a personal lab with a few windows clients, Windows server with Ubuntu Server and Samba threw in, for good measure.

    The lab did require the purchase of two additional nics for bridged mode and a spare router or switch. Thus far the lab is setting up ok, the only thing remaining is to setup SAMBA and I gave up trying to hack my way through the various Ubuntu config files using Vi, so I installed Fluxbox but soon realized it has a learning curve as well. Solution was to install Gnome Basic desktop w/out Unity and SWAT to configure SAMBA. I did pdf a few articles on adding SAMBA to the MS domain server, because it looks like some changes have been made to security settings.I will cross that bridge when I get to it.

    Yep Big screen VM on one side and multiple Howto on the other!!
     

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