netcom2000netcom2000 Member Posts: 117
Hi there.

I want to crack on with CCNA now thatI have Network+, however, I have never used a Cisco product, the only time being when I had to connect some patch cables on two Cisco switches in a rack. My point is this will I have to pay for a Cisco switch and router, or is there another way for studying this, I dont suppose you can simulate with DOS or Command prompt?, any help on our people studied for this exam without Cisco equipment, please help, because I have seen it posted on these forums that CCNA builds on the Network +.

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  • lordylordy Member Posts: 632 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Look for Boson NetSim, it's quite popular and a lot of people have used it for their studies.

    On the other hand you could go ahead and buy one or two 2500 series routers on eBay as you can get them pretty cheap.

    I prefer to work on the "real deal" rather than a software sim, but that's just me icon_smile.gif
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