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CCENT/CCNA/CCNP LAB - router/switches

Hello - I recently inherited the following equipment (below). I wanted to know if I could still train with this and if so, for how long before I need to add/replace equipment. I was told this could assist me upto CCNP. Thank you for all replys.

I'm currently interested in the Cisco Security path. 


3 x 2610

2 x 2611

2 x 2503

1 x 2504

1 x 2511

1 x 2523

1 x Catalyst 1900

1 x Catalyst 2950

1 x VoIP Cisco Phone

1 x Frame Relay Switch



Hi kwarren7677Your equipment


Your equipment seems strong enough for the CCNP R&S , but if you want to focus on the security path you have to add an ASA maybe an ASA5505 and make sure the IOS running on the devices are K9 images to have the full security features enable.


Also would be great to have an IPS, but I think they are too expensive to make up a lab , it's better is you use the integrated IPS solution or buy a IPS module for the ASA.


Rate helpful post !!

Hope this helps


- Randy -

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Thanks Randy. If i understand

Thanks Randy.


If i understand you right, are you saying ALL devices are running k9 images or just the ASA5505?


  ASA has security features



ASA has security features enabled per default  .


On the switches and routers you have to download a image with the K9 on the name so it will allow SSH on both and VPN (only on routers)


-Randy - 

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