I just passed the CCNA but I had only one 2900 series switch in my homelab. Now I want to persue CCNP possibly CCIE, so how many switch do i need and what is the cheapest model that can be used.
I recently saw CISCO WS C2950-12 going for $180 and catalyst 3550 going for $850-$1000 on ebay. R those good buy?
thanks for your help.
For the CCNP, a layer2 switch such as the 2950-12 would do the job. However, for the CCIE lab, you need a Layer3 switch. The 3550 fits the bill. You can also purchase a 3560 8Port switch for less thank 1k (brand new).