Question on using a home lab VS work experience
Posted on 2005-04-05
I've never had the opportunity to do any WAN configuration . Mostly because every place I've worked, had an outside vendor take care of the external routers.
That being said:
Is it difficult to configure routers for T1 usage, frame etc? I have a home lab consisting of three 2500s, one 2600 , a pix 501 and a plethora of 2924 and 2950 switches. This is where the majority of my experience has come from (Can't really blow up switches and firewalls at work in the production environment. Boss wouldnt accept the answer of "higher learning" :-D )
Am I on the right track? Is home lab experience sufficient provided I (eventually) employ some advanced configurations?
Thanks for any comments/advice. I just do not want to have all of these certifications oneday, and end up not being able to "walk the walk."