ISDN simulator still worth having in a CCNA lab?

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Hi,

Seeing as the new CCNP material has no ISDN content, is it still worth
buying an ISDN simulator for a CCNA lab?

Is it likely the ISDN material will be removed from the CCNA too? I am
currently buying components for my CCNA & future CCNP lab and not sure
if a $600 ISDN simulator is worth it.

I currently have the following components:
1 x 3550-EMI
2 x 2950T
3 x 2610XM
1 x 2522
1 x 2511

Would I be better off buying some more switches or routers instead of an
ISDN simulator?

Thanks

Peter

Re: ISDN simulator still worth having in a CCNA lab?
Peter Danes wrote:
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Hi,


Where have you seen that new CCNP material has no ISDN?

Maybe you are right:
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/current_exams/642-825.html

Maybe a good news for all trying to build a home lab...

Re: ISDN simulator still worth having in a CCNA lab?
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New CCNP exams do not have ISDN included. But the CCNA still has it.
And I don't think is going to change anytime soon. Even the academy
curriculum change, later this year, did not mention leaving the ISDN
behind.


Re: ISDN simulator still worth having in a CCNA lab?
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While the CCNA exam does still have some on ISDN, it is fairly minimal and
is more conceptual than practical.  I can't see where this would justify the
expense of the equipment, unless you can get most of it back by selling the
unit.





Re: ISDN simulator still worth having in a CCNA lab?
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I believe you are right. Its more about conceptual aspects than
practical in the CCNA. One of the academies I lecture in don't have it
and we complete the courses regularly with no problems.


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