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Suggested simulator software to study for BCMSN


For BSCI I'm studying with dynamips+gns3 software with very good progress. As I near to the exam date for BSCI I begin to worry about which software I can use to study for BCMSN. Is there any I can use for switching simulation? I don't have enough resources to set up a lab with used switches so I have to use either spare switches at work or some simulator software.

Thanks for any input.

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Re: Suggested simulator software to study for BCMSN


I'm having the same problem too! I need a good simulator to practice for the BCMSN exam.

My friend suggested I buy the BOSON simulator (which I think costs around $500) but I don't really know if it's worth it as I rarely see/read about people recommending the Boson simulator for BCMSN (or CCNP in whole)....

Please HELP!!!!

PS. is it possible to pass the BCMSN without practicing with simulators and labs?

Re: Suggested simulator software to study for BCMSN

Look into Dynagen/GNS3. It uses real IOS files to simulate real network equipment, and it's free. One word of warning: I've never been able to get it to work correctly under Vista and there's documented issues with it.

If you get it to work under Vista, please let me know how you did it. :-)


HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***
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