Ccna security labs

Atmosphere1991Atmosphere1991 Junior MemberMember Posts: 29 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello, I am finishing my CCNA R&S pretty soon. Shooting for the CCNA:S this summer. Right now I have 3 1841s, and 3 2950. I was thinking about getting an ASA, do you think that it's necessary? What resources would you recommend, I can't seem to find a good lab manual. I skimmed through the Cisco press book and didn't see any mention of labs. I learn the most from getting my hands dirty, what do you guys recommend?


  • YFZbluYFZblu Senior Member Member Posts: 1,462 ■■■■■■■■□□
    IIRC, you can replicate an ASA in GNS3. When I completed CCNA:Security I did purchase a 5505 appliance; and quickly discovered it just isn't worth the money unless you plan on implementing it at home and getting a license for multiple VLAN's.
  • rowelldrowelld Coffee Addict Member Posts: 176
    An ASA is not required for CCNA:S.

    Configuring an ASA is primarily in CCNP:S. I did the same and purchased a 5505 but didn't really use it for the exam.

    For labs, I used the official CCNA:S lab manual which helped me quite a bit.
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