Do I have enough hardware to continue on with CCNP?

jsb515jsb515 Posts: 253Member
Over the last few weeks i've bought and recieved no longer used equipment from work and was curious if what I had would be enough to continue on to CCNP when i'm done with CCNA. If not I wanted to start budgetting for what I need.

3 x 2501's
1 x 2514
1 x 2501
1 x 2620XM
1 x catalyst 2950
1 x catalyst 3550
1 x catalyst 3750 poe

I was thinking I needed atleast another XM model router but wanted to see what you all thought.


  • martell1000martell1000 Posts: 389Member
    for route i would suggest using gns3 since you already have experience on real gear.

    3 switches are good, but if you want to do the cisco lab book i would get another 3550 and you are good to. (except of private vlans but for those you can just use an IOS on unix setup to do the labs)
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  • SharkDiverSharkDiver Posts: 844Member
    If you know your way around a real router and a real switch, which it would seem you do, you could use a good simulator to practice everything else for the CCNP. I just used the Boson NetSim for CCNP.
  • RoguetadhgRoguetadhg Posts: 2,472Member
    Did you run into any issues with Boson NetSim?
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