Hello All! I need some help in setting up a home lab in persuit of my CCNP Certification. I will be taking my test for CCNA and pretty much what I used for that was study guides and swith/router SIM's. Going for CCNP I would like to have actual equipment to work on in a home lab setup. I was wonder what I would need to setup a home lab based on the following:
-least cost to setup (I don't want to spend alot of money, but will spend what is needed to get setup)
-how many and what types of routers/switches I need (looking possible for 2 swithches and 1 router, but again looking for opinions)
-anything else you may recommend or opinions.
Again, this is for persuit of CCNP and I am looking to setup a home lab, but I do not have any experience in doing this. Please offer your opinion. I will award the points to the best and most clear answer or share the points as well. Thanks for your time.