I'm looking to work on obtaining a CCNA, and have decided to take it pretty seriously.
I'm not looking for cheap or inexpensive, I care more about the services and support (if defective) and expandability to the CCNP exams than the pricing.
I've been looking at getting a 2 router/1 switch kit from ciscokits.com for about $460 shipped (100mb router and switch), but I'm looking for unbiased answers. I don't have any experience with Cisco at all, so I'm not afraid to proclaim my ignorance.
Let me explain my current pre-cisco computer (home) lab setup. I have one desktop, one server, and four PC's. I can borrow two laptops to mess with wireless conectivity if needed. I may use a virtual environment for some testing, but I should be able to perform most labs in an actual environment.
I'm looking for advice and equipment suggestions. I don't really want to spend more than $600 at this point. Any assistance will be appreciated!!