You could buy the CCNP TSHOOT Lab Manual.
When I was studying I created my own labs with the equipment I had available and became familiar with different ways to analyze and solve the problem. It helped me to get a better understanding of the technology being used. I also recommend the CCNP TSHOOT Video Mentor.
I have the TSHOOT Lab Manual from Cisco Press. The question i haveis, will it cover all the typical TSHOOT scenarios in the exam. I thinkit will not, for example it does not have any ipv6 tshoot labs.... andim not sure what else it does not have exactly to help with the'hands-on' side for my prep.
I wanted to know ifthere are other ways to boost my practical prep, like rack rentals. Soi wanted to know if there are rack rentals that provide TSHOOT labs.I'm guessing that it is not as simple as that.
GNS3is good but seeing as I have the hardware (1x2801, 1x2611XM, 1x3825,2x3550's and 1x2960), i will get through whatever labs are available onthe TSHOOT lab manual. Plus, I have issues with GNS3 in that it alwayscrashes. I'm guessing its going to be down to the way it is setup orthat my laptop isn't suited for that app. Anyways, i think my timewould be better spent on using real hardware.....whether it is on mydesk or via rack rental.
@ Carlos, altough you hadyour own hardware, did you build your lab on previous labs? TSHOOTlabs, or just random configs related to CCNP??
Iwent on the TSHOOT course some time ago so all that I acquired has goneout the window. Just reading up on the material at the moment. I thinkthe CD that came with the books has video on it. Will give that a go. Imay invest in the other Cisco press books for TSHOOT.....
I think im just worried that im never going to be fully prepared like i was for SWITCH and ROUTE. :-(
If you come to England or live in England in my area then you will get a beer.....after I pass that is. :-p
Really appreciate your feedbacks BTW.
I created couple of TSHOOT scenarios during my R&S Lab, since R&S lab has two hour long TS Section. See if those helps:
Rene at gns3vault.com has a few great troubleshooting labs geared towards the TSHOOT exam. AND IT IS ALL FREE (donate if you like).
He has even added video solutions where he came back months later to figure out what was wrong with each of them.
NOTE: these are mostly for the routing related areas of TSHOOT, as GNS3 does not handle cisco switches.
Here are the specific labs:
gns3vault.com Troubleshooting Labs:
OSPF Summarization Troubleshooting Multicast RPF Failure NBMA Troubleshooting (Frame Relay) OSPF Capability Transit Troubleshooting OSPF RIP Redistribution AD Troubleshooting OSPF Troubleshooting NAT Dynamic Troubleshooting EIGRP Troubleshooting
If he helps you, send him a donation if you like. Also, disable ad-blockers on this site. I am sure every little bit helps to keep the site alive (and fresh). It is an awesome free service. :-)
An update. I have built my TSHOOT Cisco Press Lab after hours of pure fustration with getting the right routers, IOS, E1 cards and E1 back to back configs. Its finally running.
e1 cards (g703)
1 x 2960
2 x 3550 (24port, 48 port)
2 x 3825
1 x 2611XM
Just starting the labs and makling notes from course book, reading official cert guide by kevin Wallace, course CD and Boson exam sim.....
If I dont pass, im going to use NIL as a last resort.
The the lab book doesn't have IPv6 stuff, but what i might do is use the route lab manual to build a lab and get someone to break the config.
If you want me to keep you posted I can do.....otherwise good luck.