Lab practice for CCNP

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Mar 10th, 2008
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i just got my cisco lab companion books as my next aim is to have my CCNP done in this year

I am just confused about the equipments mentioned in the lab companion book which are a way over my budget

for example the BCMSN book requires 2 3960 switches and 2 2960 switches which are too expensive for me

I already have 2 2950 switches,one 2520 router and 2 2620 routers but cant afford any more switches mentioned in the lab books

How can practice on the labs mentioned in the book

Do i go for a rack rental from a company and then practice on the labs mentioned and or is their any other way like using DYNAMIPS

Please suggest me a solution i am really woried i dont know what to do


do i need to use the Bryant advantage CCNP study guide instead of the cisco lab companion books to do Lab practice

Please help me out

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royalblues Tue, 03/11/2008 - 04:10
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You should be able to learn most of the stuff with Dynamips. With Dynamips you may not be able to simulate RSTP etc

For these renting the racks would be the best option.


gurkamal01 Tue, 03/11/2008 - 08:59
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can you provide some good rack rental companies where i can ask them to customize my rack

I dont where to go please guide me



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