CCNA to CCNP


Hello,
My CCNA will expire in 2006 so recently I have been considering
upgrading to a CCNP. When I wrote my CCNA in 2003 I had access to a lab with
several routers and a couple of switches which, I feel, helped very much
with the comprehension of the material. Are there any suggestions on how I
could gain access to Cisco equipment for studying purposes? Or is it better
to purchase my own equipment. And if I do, what model number of
routers/switches should I buy and how many of them should I buy? I remember
when studying for the CCNA I was using Catalyst 1900s and 2500 routers. Will
I require more modern equipment for the today's CCNP?
And as for written material I was planning on purchasing Cisco Press
material, or more specifically "CCNP Certification Library (CCNP Self-Study
642-801 642-811 642-821 642-831)". Will that suffice or are there any other
suggestions?
Thanks ahead of time for all your help,
Brennan.
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Brennan
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Have you considered renting lab space? You can rent a whole rack for like $10/day, I believe.
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