The CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit is designed for Cisco Learning Academy’s based on Cisco’s recommendations .
CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit
Building upon our CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-1 XE Lab Kit which is for Cisco Learning Academy, we have enhanced the equipment for the new CCT and CCNA Routing & Switching certification with more routers, switches, and additional serial interfaces . Both of these Lab Kits can be expanded to cover additional CCNA badges and for CCNP certification too.
Cisco Learning Academy Recommendations…
Below is a snippet from Cisco Learning Academy’s recommendation spreadsheet. Option 1 uses C4221 routers and Option 3 utilizes C4331 routers. Other options include a Terminal Server, additional routers and switches, cables, desktop PC’s and client WiFi cards for the desktops. We do not offer desktop systems.
CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE lab kit
We have designed the CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit based on option 1 above for the Cisco Learning Academy classroom teaching CCNA level Routing & Switching, as well as *Security certifications. We are using the 4331 in place of the 4221 for the following reasons:
4221 comes with 8GB fixed FRAM & 4GB fixed DRAM. It also has its own power supply with a different type of connector than most routers. If by chance something happens to your power cord you wont be able to replace it as easily as the 4331. If you decide to put your kit into a rack your power cord is actually on the same side as your NIM ports which face forward in the rack so it adds an extra cord in the front that just is NOT appealing to the eye. Also, making wiring up your lab while mounted in the rack more of a pain to get the cables in place between brackets. Last but not least the 4221 is NOT POE.
4331 has 4GB memory and is expandable to 16GB. It uses a normal power cord and the port is in the back like most of the other routers. This setup looks very pleasing to the eye, not to mention you can replace the power cord very easily if need be! Lastly the 4331 is POE.
***You will need to add one Cisco ASA-5506-X for the Security Course.
CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit Routers Included:
THREE Cisco 4331 Routers Running IOS 16.x
- 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
- 1 Console port
- 1 USB port
- 1 Aux port
- 2 NIM slots
- 1 SM-X slot
- 1 ISC (PVDM) slots
- 4 GB DRAM & 4 GB Flash Ram (both can be upgraded to 16GB)
These routers have lots of other features and optional licenses such as DATA, Security, UC (collaboration) and others.
CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit Switches Included:
THREE Cisco 2960 Plus LanBase Layer 2 Switches running 15.0 IOS
The three 2960 LanBase switches have features over the LanLite versions including:
• Enhanced security through Layer 2-4 access control lists (ACLs), DHCP Snooping, and more extensive Network Admission Control capabilities such as Web authentication and 802.1x enhancements
• RPS support and support for a wide range of SFP transceivers
• Additional QoS capabilities: The LAN Base IOS supports policing, class and policy maps, differentiated services code point (DSCP), AutoQoS, and configurable queue weights, buffers, and thresholds
• Higher network-level availability with features such as Flex Links and Link State Tracking
• Increased number of VLANs (256) and other enhancements such as IPv6 Host, MLD Snooping, LLDP-MED, RSPAN, MVR, DHCP Option 82, and IP SLA (responder)
CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit Additional Equipment Included:
Basic Wireless security is now part of the CCNA exam and other aspects of wireless technologies which is why we are including two Cisco Aironet 1262 802.11a/b/g/n access points (power supplies included). This unit supports WPA2 and other security features you will need to learn.
THREE Cisco NIM-2T serial cards or SIX Cisco NIM-1T serial cards and THREE Cisco Smart DTE/DCE crossover cables 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 it). Plenty of cables to wire up all those ports in your labs.
You receive ten Ethernet straight-through, five crossover cables, three smart serial cables, one console cable and power cables.
You also receive a 12U desktop rack with all mounting brackets for your lab equipment!
Additional Information to think about…
***Another great option to consider is a Terminal server for console access to the equipment for the students and/or a separate 24 or 48 port switch such as the Cisco C3750v2 to connect students workstations to the CCNA Routing & Switching CLA-2 XE Lab Kit for telnet access to the equipment or terminal server.***
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!
Call or email us for an Educational/School discount code!
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