I'm planning on going for my CCNA early 2015; any suggestions on what kinds of things I'll need to grab off ebay to have a solid homelab to work on? Is it worth spending the extra cash for a 3xxx series switch or can I stick with the 2950 for now? thoughts one way or the other on the 1841 vs the 2611(xm)?
any and all network stuff goes here I guess
I did mine recently. Coming from a non-existent IT background apart from gaming and browsing the net.
You can do almost everything at CCNA level on the cisco packet tracer. Switches are cool to have for that hands on obviously, but you dont really need them.
Exam dumps are goat for passing the test.
You don't need a homelab for CCNA
In fact, I recommend you don't get one
Use Packet Tracer or GNS3, if you want PT I can upload the binaries
CCNA does not involve layer 3 routing, so if you insist on getting physical gear, no need for it until CCNP
>tfw you are a graduated network engineer
>It counts for jack shit because everybody wants certs, so if you don't have them, don't bother applying for jobs
At least I found a company, that is willing to get me the certs.
I bought a bunch of gear for my CCNA (only finished CCENT so far), and honestly it hasn't helped me a whole lot. Just learning the material in the books/videos and running some simulators like GNS3 have been the most helpful to me. I would even suggest holding off doing ANY work with sims/routers until you feel like you have a pretty good grasp of ALL the CCNA topics. Doing the physical hardware or even GNS3 sims can be super time consuming and overwhelming.
Just got my CCTRS OP, like 6 days ago, it was bretty cool, work paid for it.
IOS is dated as fuck, it hasn't really changed 30 years, but it also hasn't needed to. Get an emulator for IOS to really learn it, its a pain in the ass to memorize (like I did) because the syntax changes. Loading a config file from a TFTP or the NVRAM to the RAM
R# copy tftp run
R# copy startup running
stupid shit like that
What do you want to know OP?
sup anon, im not the OP but i want to get this cert so i can have a better job
what site can you recommend so i can learn stuff?
i already know some of the basics but i still want to start from the basics because i mightve missed something crucial
>IOS is dated as fuck, it hasn't really changed 30 years
>R# copy tftp run
>R# copy startup running
You got certified with this shit?
That's probably the most inane complaint I've ever seen
IOS has been updated a LOT actually, and your copy syntax problem is fucking retarded, here's why
TFTP - "copy tftp run"
NVRAM - "copy start run"
Fuck, and that's not even as collapsed as you can go
You can literally type "cop st r" and it will copy the config from NVRAM to running config
I can't believe they certify people like you
I mean, I just want to reiterate
You literally are complaining about the same command using the same syntax, and saying that it's confusing
"copy tftp run"
"copy start run"
How fucking dense can you be
At least I got my CCNA
Take a class at a local community college
I'm not even joking
If you try doing it on your own using online resources you might be able to pull it out, but you'll probably just end up confusing yourself
A lot of people think they can start a blog to teach Cisco but either provide errors, unorthodox methods, or flat out wrong information
The key to a lot of Cisco exams is not necessarily even knowing the "right" answer, it's knowing the "cisco" answer
See if you can find a class, in person or online, that includes access to the Cisco Networking Academy. CBT Nuggets has some very good videos, produced by people who write for Cisco press
Now that's what I call a fucking business idea
Actually, the founder of the project is a bit of a dick when it comes to derivative works. While pfSense is phenomenal, keep in mind that it's a project with only a few active devs and a lot more centralized control than many think.
Firstly, those aren't servers, those are routers and switches
Secondly, they're not fibre optic. That should be pretty obvious since they have fucking ethernet cables coming out of them
They're T1 CSU/DSUs which are used to connect to WAN links, like leased lines