Pricing for #CCNA Lab Switches

Pricing for #CCNA Lab Switches

🕔09:05, 21.Nov 2013

It’s time to wrap up this series. The new price estimates are posted for 2950, 2960, and 3550 switches. The prices are pretty reasonable for most any budget. Today’s post hits the highlights!

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#CCNA Lab Switch Models

#CCNA Lab Switch Models

🕔09:05, 14.Nov 2013

The history of #CCNA, compared to the history of Cisco LAN switch series, results in some pretty good options for choosing what Cisco LAN switches work best for a CCNA home lab. In today’s post, I’ll walk through some of

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#CCNA Lab Router Models: More than Just 1721

#CCNA Lab Router Models: More than Just 1721

🕔09:05, 6.Nov 2013

I finally worked through part-timer Chris’s pricing data, gathered from eBay. The short version: 1721 is still a great model to use for CCNA labs, but two others join the mix as great price performers. Today’s post works through a

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Used #CCNA Router Pricing Process

Used #CCNA Router Pricing Process

🕔09:05, 25.Oct 2013

Part-timer Chris has been dutifully scouring eBay off-and-on for the last two months, checking for router and switch prices. Today, I’ll provide a few background details on routers, router interfaces, methods, and interesting random facts. Next week – updated prices,

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Final Words on #CCNA Lab Router IOS

Final Words on #CCNA Lab Router IOS

🕔07:59, 16.Oct 2013

You buy your used #CCNA router, and whoops – you didn’t check the IOS that was installed. You start to try a few commands, notably, the IPv6 config commands, and unfortunately, they aren’t supported. And then you try to download

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Certskills Web Page w/ #CCNA Features, Versions, Updated

Certskills Web Page w/ #CCNA Features, Versions, Updated

🕔09:05, 11.Oct 2013

As promised… I finally got all the clicking in Cisco Feature Navigator done, and the web page formatted. This post is a shortie, just to let you know the data is there, and give you the big picture. Next post,

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Specific Searches for Your #CCNA Lab in Feature Navigator

Specific Searches for Your #CCNA Lab in Feature Navigator

🕔10:47, 27.Sep 2013

If you did your #CCNA home lab homework from last week’s post, you probably learned a lot… including the fact that you can get frustrated using Cisco Feature Navigator (www.cisco.com/go/fn). Searching with that tool requires some decent skills at interpreting

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#CCNA Home Lab Homework: Cisco Feature Navigator

#CCNA Home Lab Homework: Cisco Feature Navigator

🕔09:05, 18.Sep 2013

At some point when building a #CCNA home lab, you will need to choose the specific devices, from the specific seller, to add to your home lab. For some of you, that choice may be stressful. Others may be more

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Narrowing Your Router Search Based on IOS Version

Narrowing Your Router Search Based on IOS Version

🕔10:03, 4.Sep 2013

Turn your #CCENT and #CCNA home lab search upside down for today’s post. Instead of thinking “I need routers”, think about routers as simply a place to run router IOS. Then, think about what router IOS version you want to

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IOS Version 15 for a Cisco Home Lab – or Not

IOS Version 15 for a Cisco Home Lab – or Not

🕔08:35, 28.Aug 2013

A good home #CCENT and #CCNA home lab does not require IOS 15.x. There, I said it.  Even though Cisco touts the new CCENT and CCNA as being based on IOS 15 (a pretty broad statement in itself), when you

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