One of the biggest challenges for Cisco newbies working their way up the certification ladder is how to deal with learning the equipment and the Cisco systems without completely breaking the bank. Many people at the entry level simply don’t have a lot (if any) of money available to spend on an extensive CCNA lab. If these people don’t have an employer with a suitable lab they are left without that option entirely.
I want to focus on those that can afford a lab, but are unable to afford extensive labs to fulfill their every need. Let’s take a look at the options for Cisco switches, and if you need a refresher on lab equipment read about choosing affordable routers.
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