Could anyone recommend a good lab setup for CCENT certification please? So far i have picked up 1 x 2611XM for (GBP)100 and am biding on another. Would 2 be sufficient to cover the CCENT? I have 2 x WIC-1T to put in each also. Will i need any other interfaces other than ethernet and serial? My main query is which switches to chose. A certain website noted that the CCENT now covered 2960 switches. Does the exam have series specific questions? I have looked at the prices on this series and they seem overkill (i.e I cant afford one)for a home lab. Would a 2950 series be sufficient? If so, or not so, which switch would give me the most funtionality to pass and how many will i need? $300-$400 max each if possible.
Thanks in advance