The Cisco Certified Network Associate certification is THE best qualification you can achieve to turbo charge your career in networking. Cisco are far and away the market leader in network infrastructure products, and passing the CCNA proves to employers that you have the necessary skills to design, build and maintain their enterprise networks.
Passing the exam requires you to understand the theory of a wide range of network technologies, and also have the practical skills to configure and troubleshoot them. This is where having a home lab comes in. It’s absolutely essential that you have hands on practice on the network devices, not just for passing the exam but also so you develop real world skills you can use in the workplace.
The multitude of possible ways you can build a lab can be very confusing. There are physical labs, virtual labs, software simulators, and they all have their own benefits and drawbacks. Making the right choice is difficult when you don’t know the implications of each option.
That’s why I’m here to help. I use live demos to explain all the available options, break down the advantages and disadvantages of each, and tell you where you can find further information detailing how to put each one together.
Please note that I don’t give step by step instructions about how to build each lab in this course. I do tell you where you can find this information, so there was no need to reinvent the wheel. Rather I explain what the different options are and help you make the decision on which one is best for you.
Thank you for taking the time to read about the course. I hope you now have enough motivation to get into the learning right away. If so, click the ‘Enroll in Course for FREE’ button to get started!
“Very informative. Discusses options, pros and cons on setting up an actual, virtual home lab or renting one out.”
– Romulo Navarro
What Are The Requirements?
What will you be able to do after taking this course?
You can take ‘Cisco CCNA Lab Options’ from home or anywhere in the world.’
Hi, I’m Neil Anderson. My main focus since 2007 has been development and delivery of technical training for large enterprise and service provider customers such as NetApp, Cisco, Verizon and IBM. I train the engineers who design and implement the largest Cloud and Data Center deployments throughout Asia Pacific and the rest of the world.
Prior to focusing on training I worked in the field for over 10 years in a variety of systems engineering roles. I love sharing my knowledge and can’t wait to help you take your career to the next level.
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Cisco CCNA Lab Options Update
Cisco CCNA Lab Options Summary - Pros and Cons
Option 1 - Building a Physical Lab
Option 2 - Use an Online Lab Provider
Option 3 - Virtual Lab: GNS3
Option 4 - Virtual Lab: VIRL / CML
Option 5 - Software Simulator: Cisco Packet Tracer
Option 6 - Software Simulator: Boson NetSim
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It's self-paced training -- you can watch the videos and do the lab exercises whenever and wherever is best for you.
The course is an hour long, students typically complete it in one sitting.
Your enrollment never expires. You have permanent and unlimited access across all devices you own.
Yes, you can install the Teachable app on your tablet or mobile (or using an emulator on your PC) to download the videos and quizzes and watch them offline. All of the study notes and lab exercise guides are provided as downloadable PDFs.
Yes, you will receive a verifiable course certificate upon course completion.
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