N/APosted on - 06/26/2012
Hi, I tried to study for my Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification and need to set up a home laboratory so you can exercise and work my way that I can get some information. As holder can anyone tell me what should I get? I found many websites and laboratory equipment, but I am a novice in networking that I can avail professional view on this.
I do not mind buying a complete kit with 3 routers, switches and laboratory, if that’s what I need. I have to do this, next week I’m going to start on the CCNA practice site at the institute as well. I need some information about networking.
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification
There is no need to purchase any network equipment in order to learn networking, as for alternative to the hardware equipment, you can use "Cisco Packet Tracer" which is an amazing software to create a virtual network.
This is a screenshot of the software:
And you can download it form Cisco website (http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/PacketTracer.html)
Now for the studying materials, I've prepared all Cisco materials that you need in order to get the CCNA Certificate, you can download the materials as the following:
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide 3rd Ed