justinmoosejustinmoose Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey guys,

I am looking to get started on my quest for my CCNP. Only problem is i'm not exactly sure what i'll need lab wise to do it... I'm planning on splurging on a lab and need some advice. Please lemme know what you think of these choices and which is better.

Option 1:
Complete CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional Home Lab Kit | eBay

Option 2:
Cisco Ccent CCNA CCNP CCIE Lab 3X Routers 2X Switches 2610 2611 2950 | eBay

Obviously, option 2 is a lot cheaper. Also, when I added up all the items on option 1 I only came to about $550 bucks. But I dunno, maybe I'm missing something. Bottom line I guess is could I use option 2 to do every aspect of CCNP and also is option 1 completely sufficient to do the CCNP exams.

Thank you very much for your time,


  • jdballingerjdballinger Member Posts: 252
    Buy two 3560 switches, two 2950T switches, and a decent 4 port network card for your computer. Use GNS3 for ROUTE, your 4 switches for SWITCH, and combine for TSHOOT.

    And even this is a bit overkill. You can do this for a minimal expenditure of cash.
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