Topology CCNA

mafiaazulmafiaazul Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi guys, I'm new here and this is my first question (of many :) )...

I bought this lab from a guy that gave up on his certification process... I paid 800 dollares for it. Let me know if it was to much...

Skeletek c28u (rack)
American Dj PC-100A On/Off switch
1 X 2611XM (1xWic 1DSU 56k, 1xWic 1T1
1 x 2620XM (1xWic 1B-U V2, 1xWic 1T)
4 x 2950 Switch (1 has 2x1000Base-T port, 1 has 2x1000Base-SX)
2 x 3550 L3 Switch (both has 2x1000TBase-Sx and 2xSlots for 1000TBase-T ... it came with the cards....)
1 x 2620 XM (1xWic DSU T1, 1xWic DSU T1 V2)
1 x 2511 (Access Server)
1 x 3600 (1FE1R2W with 1xWic1T)
1 x 3600 (1x 2E2W with 2xWic DSU T1, 1x 1E2W, 1 1E2W with 2xWic 1T, 1xATM-T1/4T1-IMA)
1 x 3600 (1x 2E2W with 1x Wic 1T, 1xSerial 4A/S, 1x2E2W with 1xWic-2AM, 1x2E2W with 2x Wic 1DSU T1)
1 x 3745 (IO-2FE)
1 x 3660 (1x Ethernet 4E, 1x1E2W with 1xWic T1 and 1xWic 1B S/T, 1xSerial 4T)
1 x Aironet 1200 Access Point
1 x 7942 IP Cisco Phone

Plus all kind of cables (crossrovers, rollovers, ethernet, etc)
CCNA 7th by Todd Lammle, Cisco ICND1/2 book, etc...

Question is... what would the best topology??? Is this material enough for my ccnp too???

I would like to hook everything up and not touch it once is done...
Let me know what u guys think,




  • Dieg0MDieg0M Posts: 861Member
    You don't really need any real gear for CCNA or CCNP R&S other than switches but I think it is a good idea to buy real gear to get a feel of how things work if you don't have any real life experience. Also, it forces you to commit to studying since you just spent a lot of money on equipment. Honestly, you don't need a topology or that much equipment until CCIE level training.
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  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,536Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    For $800 you did pretty good. You should be able to do most of the least what I can think of off the top of my head.
  • Jon_CiscoJon_Cisco Posts: 1,677Member ■■■■■■□□□□
    I would keep it neat and organized but don't be afraid to change things up. That is part of the learning process. I think you did fine for $800.
  • TechGuru80TechGuru80 Posts: 1,536Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Your topology is going to change based on what topic you are learning.
  • olaHaloolaHalo Posts: 748Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Seems like overkill for CCNA. But at least you have more tools for higher certs.
    I just have a couple of switches and routers and I honestly find myself using emulators more than the actual equipment.

    Good luck with your studies.
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