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what kit do you reccomend for the ccna??

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by knewbold, Nov 29, 2009.

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  1. knewbold

    knewbold New Member

    Its probabally been asked before but what kit do you advise that i purchase - if i am wanting to do the ccna exam

    most people say the 2514 - but i thought that was a little old

    could you also explain your reasons - as im new to cisco

    ideally the cheaper the better too,

  2. UKDarkstar
    Honorary Member

    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Something like these will do you nicely

    or if you can get it legitimately just use Packet Tracer 5.1 to simulate the environment

    You also haven't said what your IT experience is so it could be that CCNA isn't an appropriate cert for you - bear that in mind.

    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  3. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

    Arroryn might be still selling hers, give her a message!
    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  4. cisco lab rat

    cisco lab rat Megabyte Poster

    3 x 2610xm's

    2 x 2950

    4 x WIC-1T interfaces

    4 cross over ethernet CAT5 cables

    a few straight ethernet CAT5

    3 x DTC/DCE cables (3ft)

    5 kettle leads

    This is the ideal kit, go to ebay and look for a chap called IRP70 his name is Dave, nice man

    I mention the 2610xm's rather than the normal 2610's is you may want to continue onto the CCNP or Voice

    I would say get a simulator but my preferred one (Emulator) goes by the name that cannot be mentioned on this forum :twisted:

    Certifications: Yes I pretty much am!!
    WIP: Fizzicks Degree
  5. knewbold

    knewbold New Member

    hi, ive got years of support experience, quite a lot of system design exp, and some intensive programming

    i fancy a change!
  6. Rich165

    Rich165 Bit Poster

    Just going through CCNA revision one last time, this is what I've using;
    Tod Lammle's Sybex CCNA book
    CCNA Exam Cram book
    2 x 2621XM with 1 W1C-1T each
    1 x 837
    2 x 2950G
    1 x 3550
    DB60 to DB60 cable (DCE-DTE)
    Assortment of cross over and straight through cables. All mine are yellow for X-over and red for straight through.
    Desktop PC and a (very old) laptop (the laptop helps when I need another host, port-security and such...but not essential).
    ...lots of hours and cups of tea :ohmy

    I would say that the 3550 wasn't even slightly needed :blink, but I'm expecting to start studying for CCNP at the later end of next year...and I couldnt resist it!!:oops:
    What would I add, well a 3640 with a NM-4T or NM-4AS would be nice, we'll have to see.
    But for now it seems to have covered most of the syllabus, ipv6 was an issue :ohmy, but that might be IOS version related?
    Happy studying!
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP Server 08 & Exch07, CCNA, CCNA Sec
    WIP: ...everything else!!

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