CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit v4

CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit v4


CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit v4



***Shown with optional: 12U desktop rack and brackets, cable management option, power bar & USB – DB9. If you would like to add any of the optional items please check the corresponding boxes below.


  • one 1921 router & one 2801 router
  • one 3560v2PoE switch
  • one 2950 switch
  • 4 serial interface cards
  • plenty of cables to wire up your lab kit

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Console Cable Options: (Choose One)

     None             Free           $29.99        $39.99

None DB9-RJ45 Serial Console Cable - Included $0.00 USB-DB9 Serial Cable - CAB-USB-DB9 +$29.99 USB-RJ45 Console Cable - CAB-CON-USB +$39.99

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CCT and CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit Information…

During the pandemic of 2020 many schools and training labs are completely closed or only allow very limited access. Many people are out of work and spending $500-$1,200 for a home lab kit is just not possible. CTS has come up with a very affordable Cisco CCT RSTECH and CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit that meets most budgets and provides real-world “hands on” experience. Having a hands on lab combined with your school’s training and course material, will help you pass the new CCT 100-490 RSTECH exam and the CCNA R&S 200-301 exams.

Why do we recommend the Routing & Switching Student Intro lab kit???

For eight years we have strongly recommended that your lab kit have a minimum of three routers and three switches, and we still believe that.  However, having a small lab of two routers and two switches will provide you with knowledge that simulators and emulators alone just cannot provide.  Some emulators allow you to connect your real equipment to their emulated world, allowing you to create more complex lab configurations. You will not be able to do every lab in the studies, however, you will be able to do many of them and any other labs that you create. PLUS, you will gain the skills to understand those technologies beyond this lab kit.

Something Important to think about…

Are you planning on going for your CCNA Collaboration badge or CCNP certification once you have earned your CCNA? If so, we recommend one of our CCNA R&S Advanced or higher lab kits so that you will NOT need to update the equipment as you progress.  You may need to add additional equipment for those certifications and other badges.

Of course you could buy your lab kit piece by piece off of eBay; but…

  • What would you get?
  • Will it be the right one or will you have to return it or resell it yourself?
  • What if it fails nine months down the road; who will be there for you?
  • What if you have a technical question; where will you get support?
Buy your CCT/CCNA Routing & Switching Intro Lab Kit from us and you will have none of these worries.


CCT/CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Routers Included:

Our CCT/CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit comes complete with everything you need to start studying for your CCT RSTECH or CCNA R&S career. You receive one Cisco 1921 router running IOS 15.7 and one Cisco 2801 router running version 15.1 IOS. Both routers have one console port, one usb port and one aux port. Below are the other features of each router.

1921 2801
  • 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • 2 EHWIC/WIC/VWIC/VIC slots
  • 4 GB DRAM & 2 GB of flash RAM
  • 2 Fast Ethernet ports
  • 2 HWIC/WIC/VWIC/VIC slots
  • 1 WIC/VIC slot
  • 1 VIC slot
  • 1 Internal AIM slot
  • 256 megabytes DRAM & 64 megabytes of flash RAM

CCT/CCNA R&S Student Intro Switches Included:

You receive one Cisco 3650v2PoE switch that is layer 2/layer 3 with advanced QoS, rate limiting, ACLs, basic static and Routing Information Protocol (RIP) routing functions, advanced hardware-based IP unicast, IP Multicast routing as well as policy-based routing (PBR), IPv6 routing and IPv6 ACL. The second switch in this lab kit is one Cisco 2950 switch. It has 24 ports and comes with the Standard Image IOS loaded so you can study subjects like Spanning Tree Protocol and more.

CCT/CCNA R&S Student Intro Additional Equipment Included:

Our CCNA Routing & Switching Student Intro Lab Kit comes with four HWIC-1DSU-T1 (or WIC-1DSU-T1-v2) serial cards allowing you to gain knowledge of serial interfaces and Frame-Relay. (Frame Relay is no longer on the exam however, it’s still good to learn). Plenty of cables that include three ethernet cables (5ft yellow cables), one crossover cable (3ft gray cable), two serial crossover cables (5ft white cables), one console cable (5ft light blue cable) and four power cords (5ft black cables) to wire up all those ports in your labs.

The new exam will also cover basic wireless technologies and security.  You can use your home wireless access point to learn the technologies such as AES encryption, WEP and WPA security and much more. If you do not have one take a look at our most affordable wireless access point HERE.

CCT/CCNA R&S Student Intro Additional Training Information:

To help you prepare for the CCT or CCNA R&S exam, we are including Double CCIE Kevin Wallace’s practice questions. Your success is our main goal!

Training is provided by your school however, we do offer CCIE Chris Bryant’s training for the  CCNA R&S course which covers the current 200-301 Routing & Switching exam. This course has lots of real-world, hands-on labs for you to learn from and configure. Your copies are fully licensed by TBA ( and comes with their email support in addition to the free support we provide. *Please note that some additional equipment may need to be purchased to complete every lab as presented by the course instructor.

Additional configuration information:

*To configure the routers and switches, you need a computer with a DB9 serial port to use with the console cable.  However, most of today’s computers do not have this port.  Please note that when resetting a password on some Cisco devices, you need to press CTRL-BREAK when the unit is first powered on.  Many of the “cheap” USB to serial adapters do not pass this code, ours does! You can find it by clicking HERE!

Extra FREE items you receive with the purchase of this lab kit:

  • Unlimited Technical Support
  • One Year Replacement Warranty
  • Access to our secure private download server with backup IOS’, demo, and other freeware software. OVER 225 GB!

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*The CCT/CCNA R&S Student Intro Lab Kit does NOT qualify for the educational or student discounts!

Additional information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 14 in





1921 Router; 100-240VAC auto-switching 1.5A average.
2801 Router; 100-240VAC auto-switching 1A average.
3560 TS Switch; 100-240VAC auto-switching 3.5A average.
2950 Switch; 100-240VAC auto-switching 2A average.

Total Amp Usage; 8.0A

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