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CCNA NetSim - Which is the best?
« on: September 02, 2011, 10:25:35 PM »
There are a few netsims available for CCNA prep. These include Boson, CertExams.com, and Packet Tracer. Note that the sims are usually directed towards covering exam objectives. If you want to learn Cisco router networking in general, and have money, it is recommended to get some real routers and switches.

CertExams.com: CCNA Network Simulator Designer

Boson: CCNA Network Simulator - NetSim 8.0 http://www.boson.com/AboutNetSim.html

Packet Tracer: Cisco Packet Tracer - Cisco Systems (Available only for Cisco academy students)  http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/netacad/course_catalog/PacketTracer.html

Network Simulators are usually aimed at beginners and not experienced network engineers who are preparing for advanced certifications like CCNP or CCIE. These sims come with dozens of lab exercises that are useful for exam preparation. For example, check out Network Simulator: Available Router Labs. that include 100+ lab exercises.

On the other hand, if one intends to have one's own home lab, equipment may be purchased on eBay or other networking hardware vendors.

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