Cisco ASA 5505/Cisco 1812 (hands on)

I have experience Linux Firewall/Sonicwall now I want learn Cisco ASA, I already starting to study Cisco CCNP Security 642-618(cbt nugget), I was thinking to do some hands on, so my questios is: Worth buying Cisco ASA 5505? I also thinking to buy a Cisco 1812 to get familiar.

thanks,
richard.
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rwcsAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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NetfloCommented:
Hi,

I would recommend NetSim as an alternative with flexibility: http://www.boson.com/netsim-cisco-network-simulator
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
@rwcs - you're welcome!
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rwcsAuthor Commented:
@Netflo - They don't have CISCO ASA but is a good alternative..... in the other hand I can buy ASA 5505 for USD 300  and plus USD 90 for Cisco 1812 router. Actually I want do the exam only for CISCO ASA 5505.
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Henk van AchterbergSr. Technical ConsultantCommented:
If you buy an ASA 5505 you have a powerful device which has all the (basic) features all the 5500 models have. When you buy the 10 user license it is rather cheap and you have 2 SSL vpn licences. The only thing that is not working is VLAN trunking.

If you want to learn BGP, routing protocols etc. then buy one or two 1812's :).
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rwcsAuthor Commented:
Thank you @henjva.
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