When it comes to VoIP, there is nothing like “hands-on” experience! Having your OWN lab kit IS the best way to learn. Our CCNA Voice Standard Lab Kit provides you with everything that you need to help you pass the exams except a CUCM server.
The CCNA Certification (formally Voice and Video certifications) requires two exams to be passed to become certified. The first exam (210-260 exam) covers many topics including CME (Call Manager Express), CUCM (Cisco unified CallManager), CUE & Unity (Voicemail) CUPS (Cisco Unified Presence) and more. We include all the (demo license) Cisco software you need to learn CUCM, CUC, CUPS, SDM, CCP, Cisco Communicator and others with your purchase of this Lab Kit. We also provide you with backup copies of the Cisco IOS’ plus additional software including a TFTP server and other utilities.
The second exam (210-265) tests your skills to implement various Cisco Video endpoints in converged Cisco video infrastructures. It also tests a candidate’s ability to implement and troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communication and Collaboration, TelePresence, and Digital Media Player in different Cisco business video solution architectures. However, this test does not need a lab to study for as most questions are on the equipment specifications, features, and very little on configuration or setup. But, if you want a pair of Cisco 9971 color video IP phones with camera to help you study the video side of the exam, we offer an add on option at http://www.certificationtrainingsolutions.com/product/collaboration-video-add/.
Voice and video training is provided by the Cisco CCNA Collaboration book set and you can configure the labs in the books on your lab gear. The book has quizzes, test preparation guidelines, and practice questions.
Cisco changed the Voice and Video exams in 2015 and now they focus on some of the new features offered in CallManager Express 9 and above and the CU suite 9 and up. Cisco 2900 and 3900 series are required to run CME 9.0 and above however, the price of these routers is still too high for most students to have in their home lab. This is why this lab kit uses 2800 series routers; you can learn what you need to pass the 210-260 exam using this lab kit.
We include one Cisco 2811 router running IOS 15.1 with and two Cisco 2801 routers also with IOS 15.1 and CME 8.6. These routers are fully upgradeable and have 2 Fast Ethernet ports, USB, console and AUX ports, 2 HWIC/VWIC/WIC/VIC and 2 VWIC/WIC/VIC (4 HWIC/VWIC/WIC/VIC on the 2811 routers) slots with various configurations. The 2811 also has 1 NM/NME enhanced network module slot, and all three routers have 256 megabytes DRAM with 128 megabytes of flash RAM.
Using the Cisco 2811 router running IOS version 15.1 and CallManager Express 8.6 and your own server for CUCM as your main/HQ office. Next configure one of the 2801 routers as a Branch Office and the second 2801 router at the PSTN. Some of the labs show a second branch office and you can purchase an optional router and some other cards for that office if you wish.
There is no need to have a power supply for each IP phone, a 3560PS-Sv2 multi-layer Power over Ethernet switch (supporting true Layer 3 routing running 15.0 IOS) has the ability to route data just like a router with the Enhanced Image load, which is our default load, and many other enhanced features.
We include a 1 Cisco HWIC-4ESW 4 Port Ethernet Switch card for the branch office router. This gives the router an extra 4 Ethernet ports that you can connect IP Phones to. Power injectors are utilized to power the IP phones.
Cisco IP phones are part of the lab kit too, three 7941 and two 7961 monochrome IP phones are included. With these phones you will be able to study and learn VoIP usage in a Cisco environment. Two Cisco InLine Power Injectors are also included.
The VWIC-1MFT-T1 and VWIC-2MFT-T1 voice/data serial interface cards simulate a T1 WAN voice connection. Connect this Lab Kit to the Internet and sign up for a SIP provider and you can make calls over the Internet too.
For “hands-on” experience with Cisco CallManager, Cisco Unity, and Cisco Presence, just add a server or PC and start learning Cisco’s full VoIP solution. If you do not purchase one of our voice servers, we highly recommend purchasing one of our SATA hard drives with the demo software on it to save days of downloading time. See below for a link to the hard drive option.
And your hard earned money is not wasted, as your needs grow, just add additional routers, switches, and modules to take your skills even further.
We also provide you with UNLIMITED FREE technical support for each certification lab you purchase. We’re just an e-mail or phone call away ready to help you.
What is included in the Kit?
- 1 Cisco 2811 Router with 256MB-D/128MB-F RAM, IOS
- 2 Cisco 2801 Routers with 256MB-D/128MB-F RAM, IOS
- 1 Cisco 3560PS-Sv2 PoE Switch with 64MB-D/8MB-F RAM, IOS
- 3 PVDM2-16 Digital Signal Processor Modules
- 1 Cisco HWIC-4ESW 4 Port Ethernet Switch
- 1 Cisco VWIC-2MFT-T1 PRI Voice/Data Serial Interface Card
- 2 Cisco VWIC-1MFT-T1 PRI Voice/Data Serial Interface Cards
- 3 Cisco 7941 VoIP Phones
- 2 Cisco 7961 VoIP Phones
- 2 Cisco Power Injectors
- 5 7ft Ethernet Cat 5e Cables (yellow)
- 5 7ft Ethernet Cat 5e Cables (blue)
- 2 3ft Ethernet Cat 5e Crossover Cable (gray)
- 2 1ft Ethernet Cat 5e Cables (orange)
- 2 5ft T1/E1 Crossover Cable (white)
- 1 7ft Phone Patch Cable (silver)
- 1 Cisco Console Cable (light blue)
- 6 Power Cables
- CCNA Collaboration Official Cert Guide Library (Exams CICD 210-060 and CIVND 210-065) (Hardcover)
- Access to our secure private download servers with backup IOS’, demo, and other freeware software. OVER 200 Gigabytes!*
- Unlimited technical support via email and telephone
- 1 year replacement warranty
- *Shown with optional 12U Desktop Rack and brackets; optional cable management; and optional power bar.
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. You can solve this problem by purchasing a USB to serial adapter like the one we offer below. Please note that when resetting a password on some Cisco devices, you need to press CTRL-BREAK while the unit is first powered on. Many of the “cheap” USB to serial adapters do not pass this code, ours does!
At the bottom of this page you will find a link to our USB to serial adapter as well as many other great accessories.
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What the Books Cover:
Complete coverage of all exam topics as posted on the exam topic blueprint ensures readers will arrive at a thorough understanding of what they need to master to succeed on the exams. The books follow a logical organization of the CICD and CIVND exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers’ retention and recall of exam topics. Readers will organize their exam preparation through the use of the consistent features in these chapters, including:
Pre-chapter quiz – These quizzes allow readers to assess their knowledge of the chapter content and decide how much time to spend on any given section.
Foundation Topics – These sections make up the majority of the page count, explaining concepts, configurations, with emphasis on the theory and concepts, and with linking the theory to the meaning of the configuration commands.
Key Topics – Inside the Foundation Topics sections, every figure, table, or list that should absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam is noted with the words “Key Topic” in the margin. This tool allows the reader to quickly review the most important details in each chapter.
Exam Preparation – This ending section of each chapter includes three additional features for review and study, all designed to help the reader remember the details as well as to get more depth. Readers will be instructed to review key topics from the chapter, complete tables and lists from memory, and define key terms.
Final Preparation Chapter – This final chapter details a set of tools and a study plan to help readers complete their preparation for the exams.
CD-ROM Practice Test—The companion CD-ROM contains a set of customizable practice tests.