First lab setup!

bloodshotbettybloodshotbetty Member Posts: 215
I'm super excited. I just got my first set of equipment so I can lab at home and get some hands on experience. I got-
Cisco 1760 Router
Two 2950 Switches
4U mini rack
Geist Rack PDU
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And a TON of test cables. And honestly? I have no clue what to do with any of it. But, I'm going to dive right in and have some fun!


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A+ certified
Bachelors of Science in Social Work, Augsburg College
Working on: Network+

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  • fuz1onfuz1on Member Posts: 961 ■■■■□□□□□□
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  • elToritoelTorito Member Posts: 102
    Excellent! Enjoy! :D

    Do you have a CCNA resource? Network+ doesn't have many practical exercises, which is what you want if you're going to dive into that Cisco CLI.
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  • bloodshotbettybloodshotbetty Member Posts: 215
    Not yet, but I will get one.

    I wasn't going to go this "big" but some guy had all of it on craigslist for $100. Hard to pass up and I will definitely use it down the line. A friend is going to come over and walk me through how to set everything up.

    I get to do a *little* but of Cisco CLI at work, so it would be fun to dive in some more.

    Looking forward to the hands on experience Textbook learning is getting..uh...boring.

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    Bachelors of Science in Social Work, Augsburg College
    Working on: Network+
  • KoreKore Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Sounds exciting! I remember my first lab setup and how fun and painful it was but once you start learning....the rewards are amazing especially the confidence boost.

    Have Fun!
  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Member Posts: 1,539 ■■■■■■□□□□
    I probably wouldn't bother messing with it until you pass Network+ or at least start studying Cisco.
  • bloodshotbettybloodshotbetty Member Posts: 215
    TechGuru80 wrote: »
    I probably wouldn't bother messing with it until you pass Network+ or at least start studying Cisco.

    No way! I have friends to help and I want toys to play with. ;)

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  • stryder144stryder144 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,684 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Spoken like a true geek! As my wife would say, welcome to the dork side!!!
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