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R&S Lab Practice

Hi,

I'm looking at a couple of switches to buy for lab exam practice. Are there specific models of the 3560 or 3550 that I should buy, and are there any recommended retailers where I can buy them for a good price?

Thank You,

ADThomas

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Purple

Re: R&S Lab Practice

A 3560 will cost you a fortune unless someone else is buying them for you .3560 is just and updated version of the 3550. 3550's are end of life I believe but still a great switch to practice on , it has all the functionality that you would probably need to practice in a lab and would be cheaper to buy , they are probably your best bet. Don't know where , probably just google it, you'll get a thousand hits on resellers of cisco equipment .

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Re: R&S Lab Practice

thanks

Hall of Fame Super Bronze

Re: R&S Lab Practice

While I agree with Glen that buying a 3560 is more expensive, I disagree that it has all the functionalities you really need.

The 3560 provides Private Vlan, IPv6, and a different QoS structure.

You can actually find the list of new features on this website

http://www.internetworkexpert.com/resources/ccie-3560-3550.htm

For less than a $1k, you can purchase a 3560 8 Port at newegg.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833120121

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