Just a few quick questions about the study track for CCNP Certification.
I was toying w/ the idea about building a home lab, but it seems there is a better way to go. By using Dynamips / GNS3, it seems like you can do so much more, if you have access to the Cisco IOS.
Anyways, I was wondering what types of system I should be specing out to run fedora / redhat / any 64 bit version of linux. Would it be beneficial to not skimp on the processor & go w/ a quad core, or would a higher end dual core be enough (3ish GHZ). Memory wise, is 4GB enough, or should I go for 6?
Any help is appreciated, as I havent set this up before.
Lastly, what is the recommended order of taking the CCNP level tests?
Thanks so much for any help!