?
Solved

Cisco CCNA Training

Posted on 2014-02-18
3
Medium Priority
?
395 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-26
Hi;

I would like some advice. I want to take the CCNA certifications, but no one in my country is offering the training so I will have to do it independently.

I would appreciate some opinions on:
1) The usefulness of the Cisco Training material on their site for self-study.
2) Other material which would be helpful
3) Can I pass with the Simulators only or do I need to buy switches and routers?
4) If I need to buy switches and routers which ones would you recommend.

Thank you in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:mavcom
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
ffleisma earned 1400 total points
ID: 39867336
1) The usefulness of the Cisco Training material on their site for self-study.

http://certcollection.org/index.html

http://www.careercert.info/

http://www.9tut.com/

2) Other material which would be helpful

primarily i use cisco press books and CBT nuggets, training signal training is also good but puts to sleep most often ;-)

3) Can I pass with the Simulators only or do I need to buy switches and routers?

you can pass using simulator only, specially today Packet Tracer is very much advance. You can simulate using GNS3 also. but for CCNA Packet Tracer should be enough. believe it or not i passed my CCNP and CCIP using only GNS3. ASA firewall is also available on GNS3

let me know if this helps
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Don Johnston
Don Johnston earned 600 total points
ID: 39867351
The Cisco Press Exam Series are pretty good. They come directly from the courseware (which is where the exam comes from).  They also have network simulators and videos.

I like Boson for exam simulators and they also have network simulators.

With respect to your questions:

1) It's okay. But there's not enough material to use as your only resource.
2) See above.
3) You can get by with quality network simulators.
4) See #3.  But 2500 (or higher) routers and 2950 (or higher) switches are good for CCNA.
0
 

Author Comment

by:mavcom
ID: 39870385
Thank you for your response. I will keep the question open for another day.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In the hope of saving someone else's sanity... About a year ago we bought a Cisco 1921 router with two ADSL/VDSL EHWIC cards to load balance local network traffic over the two broadband lines we have, but we couldn't get the routing to work consi…
I recently attended Cisco Live! in Las Vegas, a conference that boasted over 28,000 techies in attendance, and a week of hands-on learning hosted by a solid partner with which Concerto goes to market.  Every year, Cisco displays cutting-edge technol…
Viewers will learn how to properly install and use Secure Shell (SSH) to work on projects or homework remotely. Download Secure Shell: Follow basic installation instructions: Open Secure Shell and use "Quick Connect" to enter credentials includi…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

801 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question