CCNP switch equipment

esr0159esr0159 Member Posts: 80 ■□□□□□□□□□
Was browsing thru our local online store and found some cisco switches for sale (used/refurbished)

2x 2950
1x 3560

Is it worth it for the switch study? Or should i rely on the IOU for GNS3.

I can't risk ordering thru amazon/ebay because of import charges that will be imposed by our local customs department.

Your advice is greatly appreciated :D
CCNP R&S | Planning to hit IE R&S or JNCIA or Security path|


  • shortstop20shortstop20 Member Posts: 161 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Those will work well. Another 3560 would be even better.
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  • ptlinvaptlinva Member Posts: 125
    He's right... all of those would be great in studying. However, having one more Layer 3 switch (3560), would round out your switch lab completely.

    Good Luck, my friend!
  • esr0159esr0159 Member Posts: 80 ■□□□□□□□□□
    thanks all! guess I'll to contact the seller now.

    Hopefully the switches are already using IOS 15
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  • theodoxatheodoxa Member Posts: 1,340 ■■■■□□□□□□
    The 3560 is ideal for CCNP. The 2950 is a little old, but can still do basic Layer 2 (No Layer 3, No Private VLANs, No VTPv3). Here in the US, they (2950) can be had for $15 to $25 a piece.
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