I am preparing for CCNP Switching just wanted to ask which switches and how many switches should I have to purchase and model no of those switches ?
Thanks for help in advance
I used 2 x 3560's (WS-C3560-24TS-S) and 2 x 2950's (2950T-24) for SWITCH. Allows you to do all of the lab scenarios and content from the official certification book. Just make sure you are running the latest IOS release for the 2950's so that you can play with all flavours of STP.
Alternatively if you know GNS, then you can use the switch modules in the 7200 to simulate most scenarios (apart from things like layer 3 etherchannel).
Here’s a link to the last version of our CCNP Workbook as well: http://www.ine.com/downloads/ine.ccnp.lab.workbook.1.01.zip It was targeted towards BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW, and ONT, but the content is still relevant for ROUTE and SWITCH.
Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593 (R&S/SP/Security)[email protected] Internetwork Expert, Inc.http://www.INE.comOnline Community: http://www.IEOC.comCCIE Blog: http://blog.INE.com
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Pretty much depends upon how much money do you have in your pocket [;)]
For CCNP Switch, I would say
tehnically you should be good with even these.
IF purchase is not an option then go for CCIE R&S rack rentals from INE, they got 4x3560s in each rack.
Also the list of equipment I suggested above might be good for CCNP, but if ultimate goal is CCIE R&S then go for 2x3550, 2x3560s if not 4x3560s
Check below site also to get a good idea abt CCNA, CCNP & CCIE real gears...
Although, you are not studing for the CCIE RS certification, I suggest you to buy INE vol 1. It will help you build up your hands-on experience significantly.
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