Cisco CCNA Training

Dave Bell me at geordish.org
Wed Nov 12 11:22:02 UTC 2014


The CSR1000v (http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/routers/cloud-services-router-1000v-series/index.html)
runs on normal VM infrastructure, and will do (almost?) everything
required from a routing perspective to pass everything up to the CCIE
R&S. It requires a license to use it for proper traffic loads, but is
free to use for lab purposes. More info on how this can be done under
VMWare can be found here:
http://www.rogerperkin.co.uk/ccie/index.php/ccie-version-5/ccie-virtual-rack-csr-1000v-routers/

On 11 November 2014 15:14, Dave Jodhan <davejodhan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Many of these subscription based courses do not include a Cisco IOS
> simulator.
> That's a Cisco IOS licensing hot potato that's generally more trouble than
> value added to the course.
> Not to mention having to build and maintain it.
> For a CCNA level lab, the equipment is cheap off E-Bay,
> 2 x 2950's
> 2 x 1841's
> approx $300
>
> If your really really looking to cut costs and are dead set on a simulator
> here are some of your options:
> You can look into GNS3 , however you will have to provide your own IOS
> images.
> It's the de-facto standard for router emulation all non-Cisco Network
> Academy students.
> Switching functionality has recently been added, but I haven't tried it ,
> so can't vouch for it's usefulness.
>
> Or you can purchase the Boson network simulator.
>
> Cisco has one of their own that is provided to their Network Academy
> students, which of course, requires that you enroll in a Cisco Network
> Academy program. (at a participating learning center )
> Worth it, the 4 or so semesters usually covers more than just the exam
> objectives.
>
>
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 9:59 AM, Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Does CBT or any of these other subscription based learning courses include
>> a Cisco IOS simulator so we don't have to buy a Cisco lab or equipment?
>>
>> On Sun, Nov 2, 2014 at 7:36 PM, Scott Morris <swm at emanon.com> wrote:
>>
>> > Depends on how quickly you want them trained, and how they tend to learn
>> > thingsŠ
>> >
>> > Reading is good, but can be boring and tedious and not always have all
>> the
>> > answers.
>> > Standard ILT can be costly, but very quick and often standard (though I¹d
>> > shop around for who you have as an instructor since that can make or
>> break
>> > the success)!
>> > Video-based training gives a good mix of things and there are options out
>> > there.  I know there¹s been one other response for CBT Nuggets, which I
>> > would definitely recommend.
>> >
>> > Take that with a grain of salt (and I¹m ok with that) since I do some
>> work
>> > for them now.  However, I would have recommended them even before I
>> > started developing training for them.  :)
>> >
>> > Jeremy Cioara teaches the CCNA courses for CBT, and he is quite animated
>> > and very knowledgeable.   He will definitely get all the necessary points
>> > across.  In addition to the certification courses you mentioned, there
>> are
>> > also many ³real world² variants of materials as well, which give a
>> > different slant to the teachings that you may find useful for your group.
>> >
>> > And being a subscription cost, you can watch as many different things as
>> > you¹d like rather than being limited to one course.  Something worth
>> > checking out.  Don¹t take my word for it, go look for yourself (or have
>> > your group do that).
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> >
>> > Scott
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Colton Conor <colton.conor at gmail.com>
>> > Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM
>> > To: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
>> > Subject: Cisco CCNA Training
>> >
>> > >We have a couple of techs that want to learn cisco and networking in
>> > >general. What do you recommend for learning and getting certified on
>> > >Cisco?
>> > >There seems to be a million different training courses, books, etc out
>> > >there.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>>


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