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cisco packet tracer labs

Apr 26, 2011 9:57 PM

Simon 81 posts since
Sep 21, 2009

not quite sure how to go about this,,,because everybody knows how great GNS3 is, and you might say why would you even want packet tracer labs.

i will make a short introduction/explanation

When I went to NetAcademy for ccna, I thought that the cisco netacademy packet tracer labs were great.

I will tell you why

first the chalenge of each lab followed the chapter topic.

eg: subneting

you knew then that you would be designing the ip address for a complete campus.

wan links, lans, host...

When you started the lab it had usualy 3 parts.

1: a printable PDF worksheet and directions

2: the packet tacer topology

3: a completion, GUI, direction, score keeper, time keeper, error tracker in the form of a root directory using red or green flags.

    a: the root directry had a discrition of each task and would automaticaly change to green or red whenever a topology chang was made.

The lab had a 100% completion score every correct configuration would get you closer to the 100%

Their was pretty much now way that you ever forget how they wanted it done, because it was so detailed

, incorrect topology configuration would decreased you score correct configuration added 1 point each time.

the detail of how to do the exact correct cisco way was so sweet I realy miss it.

 

does anyone know of anybody that has gone to ccnp netacademy that saved their packet tracer labs.

 

I would go to ccnp netacademy if their was one near me but their is not.

Their is only one location that offers ccnp netacademy in my state is a 2.5 hour drive each way in good trafic and good weather.

 

thank you.

  • Martin 13,067 posts since
    Jan 16, 2009
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    1. Apr 26, 2011 10:03 PM (in response to Simon)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books, from Net academy Lab Manual

     

    http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=1587133032

     

    whaaat !  only 2.5 hours ! Buy  FAST  CAR 

  • Martin 13,067 posts since
    Jan 16, 2009
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    3. Apr 26, 2011 10:30 PM (in response to Simon)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    no, it is very good lab for ROUTE exam from Net academy CCNP;

     

    what u r looking for it does not exist; we use anything we can find; usually we build our own CCNP labs.

    you can build your own lab as you reading the book;

    if it doe not work; post it here, ask questions, etc....

     

    Ask Net Academy students what they use, but not PT for sure;

    I 'm pretty sure they will use that lab manual, and either start from scratch or with script that loads configs on devices

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    4. Apr 26, 2011 11:39 PM (in response to Martin)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    Martin wrote:

     

    PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books..........

    I agree with Martin.

    Packet Tracer is good in CCNA but GNS3 is better in CCNP preparation.

  • Arseniy S. Ivanov 63 posts since
    Jul 4, 2010
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    5. Apr 27, 2011 12:04 AM (in response to Yudha AP)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    Hello, friend!

     

    Agung Pribadi wrote:

    Martin wrote:

     

    PT is no good for CCNP; Use GNS3 and labs from books..........

    I agree with Martin.

    Packet Tracer is good in CCNA but GNS3 is better in CCNP preparation.

     

    Well, the only drawback of GNS3 (except the fact that it is an emulator, not a real gear) is that it doesn't offer a manageable switch, which you could log into and configure the way you want. And even though you could use NM-16ESW module, it can't offer you all the abilities of a real switch. So i guess, if you don't have real equipment, you can consider mixing and matching PT and GNS while preparing for CCNP (and just so you know - you still wouldn't be able to try everything you study). As for CCNP ROUTE exam - GNS3 is all you need, no doubt.

     

     

    BR,

    Arseniy S. Ivanov

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    6. Apr 27, 2011 1:03 AM (in response to Arseniy S. Ivanov)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    Arseniy S. Ivanov wrote:

     

    Well, the only drawback of GNS3 (except the fact that it is an emulator, not a real gear) is that it doesn't offer a manageable switch, which you could log into and configure the way you want. And even though you could use NM-16ESW module, it can't offer you all the abilities of a real switch. So i guess, if you don't have real equipment, you can consider mixing and matching PT and GNS while preparing for CCNP (and just so you know - you still wouldn't be able to try everything you study). As for CCNP ROUTE exam - GNS3 is all you need, no doubt.

     

     

    BR,

    Arseniy S. Ivanov

     

    Yes, you're right...

    I used GNS3 when I was studying to ROUTE exam.

    But now, I'm using Packet Tracer to study to the SWITCH exam.

    Everything has plus and minus, nothing's perfect

  • prak 52 posts since
    Sep 22, 2010
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    7. Apr 27, 2011 4:11 AM (in response to Simon)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    Hi ,

    I think you can start Switching Lab in gns with cisco 3725 switch with NM slot.and it's supporting the commands but you have to start in a step by step.might be this http://www.blindhog.net/gns3-how-to-build-a-switching-lab/ link helpful for switching in GNS3

     

    Regards

    Prakash

  • Martin 13,067 posts since
    Jan 16, 2009
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    9. Apr 27, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to Simon)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    it is all software -based simulator; just like PT

    you have to do something with limited access to switch or router;

    you do it; software records your key strokes or looks at confgiuration at the end of exam

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    10. Apr 27, 2011 2:04 PM (in response to prak)
    Re: cisco packet tracer labs

    Thanks Prak,

    your informations is really helpful for me.

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