Cisco CCNA Lab Options

All the physical and virtual options for your Cisco CCNA Lab explained
Cisco CCNA Lab Options
File Size :
462.46 MB
Total length :
0h 54m



Neil Anderson


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Cisco CCNA Lab Options

What you’ll learn

The different options to create a Cisco CCNA lab and the advantages and disadvantages of each

Cisco CCNA Lab Options


You should be studying for (or thinking about studying for) the Cisco CCNA certification


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 Now’ button at the top of the page to get started!


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 How to Make the Most of This Course

Lecture 2 The Udemy Interface

Section 2: Cisco CCNA Lab Options

Lecture 3 CCNA Lab Options Update

Lecture 4 Course Material Download

Lecture 5 Option 1 – Building a Physical Lab

Lecture 6 Option 2 – Using an Online Lab Provider

Lecture 7 Option 3 – Virtual Lab – GNS3

Lecture 8 Option 4 – Virtual Lab – Cisco VIRL

Lecture 9 Option 5 – Software Simulator – Cisco Packet Tracer

Lecture 10 Option 6 – Software Simulator – Boson NetSim

Section 3: Bonus!

Lecture 11 Bonus – Discount Coupon and More Resources

Anyone who wants to know the available Cisco CCNA lab options and their pros and cons

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 0h 54m | 462.46 MB
Created by: Neil Anderson

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