I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations on free training materials (docs/emulators/etc.) that would prepare you for working with and understanding Cisco Hardware/Architecture. My goal is not to get a Cisco "paper cert" but to actually understand networking from the ground up (Assuming 0 experience with networking). Any recomendations would be appreciated. Thanks!
I agree on gns3. Also from a UCS perspective we have a emulator you can download and learn on here: http://developer.cisco.com/web/unifiedcomputing/ucsemulatordownload
it is a .OVA you can from vmware workstation.
Thank you Brandon, always nice to get feedback from one of the dedicated attendees. Most of our Data Center customers have moved from IOS/Catalyst product to NEXUS OS/Nexus 7/6/5/2/1K products. Those are our data center focused products as we move forward. There are labs online and we could see about doing an instructor lead session if there is interest and available PODs. I will let Matt Okuma assess the interest level. regards, Bill