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samuelnwadike
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router and switches

please what router or switch can I buy to  use for ccna and ccnp. preparation  because I understand there are 5 kinds of switches and for router i dont know much as at now. suggestions and advise will be appreciated and how many routers and switches  should I get for CCNA and CCNP

thanks.  

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pmckenzie
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hello there I understand you are looking at equipment for CCNP.

 

Cisco recommends for ENCOR and ENARSI

the following

3 * ISR4221-sec/k9

1 WS-C2960 + 24TC

2 * WS-C3650 + 24TS-E

 

Good luck with your studies

 

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold" Dr Who

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Martin L
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There are 2 types of switches: L2 access switch which does not do routing and L3 switch who can do routing (usually distribution layer).  Regarding the gear, You can go either with real gear or virtual gear completely for CCNA only Or mix of both ways (CCNP/CCIE)

You should start with CCNA and Cisco NetAcademy Packet tracer.  If you need hands-on practice, then you should get some devices from ebay. But I would not go crazy and start small with a switch and a router. Beyond CCNA You will need a mix of real gear and virtual. 

I would go to CLN and search posts about exams and resources; see https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/discussions

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/certifications

Regards, ML
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Leo Laohoo
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pmckenzie
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hello there I understand you are looking at equipment for CCNP.

 

Cisco recommends for ENCOR and ENARSI

the following

3 * ISR4221-sec/k9

1 WS-C2960 + 24TC

2 * WS-C3650 + 24TS-E

 

Good luck with your studies

 

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold" Dr Who

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balaji.bandi
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Martin L
VIP Advocate

There are 2 types of switches: L2 access switch which does not do routing and L3 switch who can do routing (usually distribution layer).  Regarding the gear, You can go either with real gear or virtual gear completely for CCNA only Or mix of both ways (CCNP/CCIE)

You should start with CCNA and Cisco NetAcademy Packet tracer.  If you need hands-on practice, then you should get some devices from ebay. But I would not go crazy and start small with a switch and a router. Beyond CCNA You will need a mix of real gear and virtual. 

I would go to CLN and search posts about exams and resources; see https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/discussions

https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/s/certifications

Regards, ML
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Thanks, I appreciate it.
i got into contact with someone who had just finished ccnp and want to sell
some equipment i wish to buy for ccnp because by feb i will write my ccna
and move over to ccnp he has 3 routers and 4 switch what would you advise
me to buy. i mean how many routers and switches should i buy and how many
l3 ie poe switches would i need. your help is very much appreciated

As I mentioned in my previous post

the layer 3 switches (WS-C3650 ) you should get two of

and the layer 2 switch (WS-C2960) you only require 1 of

and 3 routers.

 

 

There are worlds out there where the sky is burning, where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream, people made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice and somewhere else the tea is getting cold" Dr Who
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