I am new to the CCNA voice group. I am currently reading the book 640-460 for my Voice Certification. Since this is a new concept for me, what should I used for a network simulator. Boson doesn't offer one and I don't have access Packet Tracer. I am 2 months away from taking my CCNA test.
Thanks in advance,
I would suggest keep searching google, or look into a site where you can rent rack time. they will give you a certain amount of time to work on an equipment rack for your specified studies. i have not looked into this so i am not sure what is out there or how much. other than that i would suggest looking at ebay or network equipment resellers.
GNS3 + CME + 3725 voice ios + IP phones (or Softphone ) + real cisco switch.
Search the NEt for CCNA Voice lab. someone has made a video that shows step-by-step how to set up lab at home.
I think that would be very cool to have a Cisco IP Phone at home.... I did however dig a little deeper for Voice lab....
Having your own voice lab does have its perks. Of course I have a lot of non-technical friends, so they dont quite understand the joy I got when I got my house cable dropped, got my voice and wireless networks setup, and then connected my VPN and media server for remote access when traveling. I guess its not always the simple things in life, but all of my tech friends are jealous.
i am also reading the same book, working towards my ccna voice. i am using the new packet tracer 5.3. it has the ability to do some of the voice commands, and CME setup. its not perfect though. i have been having some serious problems getting my ip phones to receive an ip address. i'm still stuck there, but for the most part, it really gets me familiar with what i will need to be able to do on the real equipment, until i can afford it. GNS3 is also great.