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Are Cisco 2500 series routers and 1900 catalyst switches good enought to use to study for BSCI?

Hi,

I have obtained the CCNA certification just recently and am looking to delve into the CCNP certification.  My question is, Cisco 2500 series routers and 1900 catalyst switches good enought to use to study for BSCI? I used them to study for CCNA and did just fine.  Will I need to purchase more up to date hardware and if so could you provide me with some model numbers?  Also do you know where I can find practice labs in PDF or Word format?  Thanks.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
As long as you have a relatively current IOS version with a feature set that supports BGP, IS-IS, IPv6, etc., the 2500's will be fine.

The 1900, however, is close to useless. Many of the 1900 commands are unique to the 1900's. And they don't support 802.1q, rapid spanning tree and a bunch of other features.

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roticanaitelurCommented:
Hi,
 You can download/purchase Boson NetSim for CCNP 7.0. http://www.boson.com/Product/CIS-NS-CCNP-02.html

 It's a router/switch emulation software.

Thanks.
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