Hi, my old CCNA expired and I need to take the new 802 exam to recertify. I'd like to setup a home lab but after some digging on kits, I may not have the money to go for the latest IOS. I'm trying to spend about $500. I have noticed a kit from ciscokit.com with 2501 and 2502 routers and 2924 switch. Router runs IOS 12.3.24, switch runs 12.0.05. I understand the latest IOS is 12.4. So, my question is, is this home lab kit sufficient for studying? Will the IOS be too old that I'll be missing a lot?
I'm planning to pursue CCNP/CCDP after CCNA. Will these equipments be any good ? (I know I will be definitely buying some more newer routers down the road, but would any of these be good for some labs?)
Thanks. - AC