Can we get a general consensus on lab equipment?

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  • keenonkeenon Posts: 1,921Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    my first lab was 2500s and 2900xls this was back when the exam was based on 12.2 or .3 icon_scratch.gif As time goes you upgrade. Start getting what you need to do the exam with some room to grow (that being said don't stop because you can't get the latest and greatest). I have been horse trading for years to move up in hardware. 2500s still have there place as great frame switches, term servers and/or just edge routers.
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  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    brad- wrote: »
    Think of it as if it were table data. You can have accross the top CCENT | CCNA | CCNP. On the other axis, $, $$, $$$...or something to that effect.

    CCENT
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    1 2960 Switch $500

    CCNA
    Add the following to the CCCET Lab
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    2 2960 Switches $1000

    Note: If you are planning to go for the CCNP, you can substitute the 2 CCNP 3560s for the 2 2960s now and save $1000 by spending an extra $1800 right now.

    CCNP
    Add the following to the CCNA Lab
    1 2911 Router $1500
    2 3560 Switches $2800

    CCIE R&S
    Add the following to the CCNP Lab
    2 3560 Switches $2800
    4 2911 Routers $6000


    Note: You may need to add additional interfaces depending on what labs you're doing.

    Note: Cables not included in price estimates.

    Note: You may be able to substitute cheaper obsolete equipment to save some money.
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  • JollycorkJollycork Posts: 149Member
    mikej412 wrote: »
    CCENT
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    1 2960 Switch $500

    CCNA
    Add the following to the CCCET Lab
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    2 2960 Switches $1000

    Note: If you are planning to go for the CCNP, you can substitute the 2 CCNP 3560s for the 2 2960s now and save $1000 by spending an extra $1800 right now.

    CCNP
    Add the following to the CCNA Lab
    1 2911 Router $1500
    2 3560 Switches $2800

    CCIE R&S
    Add the following to the CCNP Lab
    2 3560 Switches $2800
    4 2911 Routers $6000


    Note: You may need to add additional interfaces depending on what labs you're doing.

    Note: Cables not included in price estimates.

    Note: You may be able to substitute cheaper obsolete equipment to save some money.

    +20!!

    Love it!

    but you forget the SmartNet licensing [after the warranty expires]


    quote QHalo
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jollycork viewpost.gif
    Well Said! my thoughts exactly!!

    anyone see that Best Buy commercial about smart phones? where the minute you buy something there's a new model out? Perfect example. Ebay is used "stuff". It's outdated or it wouldn't be on Ebay. But it's great stuff for a lab. Try buying brand new Cisco equipment with the latest and greatest IOS. Have to win the lottery jackpot, to afford it...


    Sounds like you would benefit from just renting a rack to study on instead.

    there's always that option for those who can't seem to make a decision.. and for them renting rack time probably is the best route....no fuss, no muss, no risk...
  • TheShadowTheShadow Posts: 1,057Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    mikej412 wrote: »
    CCENT
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    1 2960 Switch $500

    CCNA
    Add the following to the CCCET Lab
    2 2911 Routers $3000
    2 2960 Switches $1000

    Note: If you are planning to go for the CCNP, you can substitute the 2 CCNP 3560s for the 2 2960s now and save $1000 by spending an extra $1800 right now.

    CCNP
    Add the following to the CCNA Lab
    1 2911 Router $1500
    2 3560 Switches $2800

    CCIE R&S
    Add the following to the CCNP Lab
    2 3560 Switches $2800
    4 2911 Routers $6000


    Note: You may need to add additional interfaces depending on what labs you're doing.

    Note: Cables not included in price estimates.

    Note: You may be able to substitute cheaper obsolete equipment to save some money.

    Got to love that mikej412 for giving them what they asked for but not maybe what they wanted. +infinity icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
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