Are you are wanting to play with VoIP and do not want to spend a ton of money?
Our CCNA Voice Basic Lab Kit has been designed to meet your needs. This Lab Kit is designed for you to be able to set up a VoIP phone system and make calls via the Internet using a SIP provider or via your PTSN (land line) phone service. This Lab Kit is not a complete CCNA Voice/Collaboration Lab Kit although it is a great place to start for very little money!
The CCNA Certification (formally separate Voice and Video certifications) requires two exams to be passed to become collaboration 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. Demo software is provided via access to our download server for all of the voice demo files such as CUCM, CUC, UCCX and much much more. HOWEVER, we highly recommend that you purchase one of our SATA drives with all this software loaded on it. This will save days of downloading. You can find that drive at: Voice hard drive
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 Video Phones add-on.
This is a BYOS Lab Kit, (Bring Your Own Server) to run the Cisco CUCM and other demo software. If you have a server with at least 12GB of RAM and 500GB of hard drive space, you can load VMware ESXi 6 (its FREE at https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=free-esxi6) then install your Cisco Demo software and start learning. Another option is to purchase VMware Workstation and load it onto your PC to run the demo software. You may need to add more RAM to your PC depending on how much you currently have and what additional programs you wish to run at the same time.
If you do not have a spare server or want to run the software on your PC, you can purchase one of our voice servers with everything pre-loaded on to it from us. See below for server options.
We include Brent Seiling’s CCNA Voice Lab Manual with this Lab Kit. Although this eBook is based on the old 640-641 exam, the basics are the same and he teaches you a lot of valuable information and lots of great labs to configure too.
OPTIONALLY, we can offer you the Cisco Press CCNA Collaboration book set with labs that you can configure on your lab gear. The books have quizzes, test preparation guidelines, and practice questions. Or we can offer you a special discount on CCIE Kevin Wallace’s CCNA Collaboration course with the purchase of this Lab Kit. Check out his training for free at https://courses.kwallaceccie.com/users/checkout/auth.
We start you off with a Cisco 2801 router with 256MB RAM and 128MB Flash RAM is loaded with the 15.1 IOS with full voice services, 2 Fast Ethernet ports, USB, console and AUX ports, 2 HWIC/WIC/VWIC/VIC 2 WIC/VWIC/VIC slots. CallManager Express 8.6 is loaded on the router for you to configure your VoIP system and learn.
There is no need to have a power supply for each IP phone, a 3550 multi-layer Power over Ethernet switch (supporting true Layer 3 routing running 12.2(44)SE6 EMI IOS) is part of this lab kit too.
To make calls you either need a SIP provider and/or a PSTN (standard telephone server) and with this lab kit you can do both! For a SIP provider to make calls over the Internet at a very low cost we recommend Anveo, this is who we use to run our business phones with. They have a $2/mo plan that is perfect for your collaboration lab kit. Check them out at https://www.anveo.com/account.asp? and use referral code 5352731.
You can also connect your Lab Kit to the land-line phone system and make calls over the PSTN with the included FXO (Foreign Exchange Office) interface. Create complex dial-plans and route some calls over the Internet via your SIP provider and others out your PSTN connection.
To place those calls we include two Cisco 7940 IP phones are part of the lab kit. These phones have two line buttons, a monochrome LCD screen, and support many CME and CUCM features.
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 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 2801 Router with 256MB-D/128MB-F RAM, IOS
- 1 Cisco 3550 PoE Switch with 64MB-D/8MB-F RAM, IOS
- 1 PVDM2-16 Digital Signal Processor Module
- 1 Cisco VIC2-2FXO or VIC2-4FXO PSTN Interface Card
- 2 Cisco 7940 VoIP Phones
- 4 7ft Ethernet Cat 5e Cables (blue)
- 4 7ft Ethernet Cat 5e Cables (yellow)
- 1 7ft Phone Patch Cable (silver)
- 1 Cisco Console Cable (light blue)
- 2 Power Cables
- Brent Seiling’s CCNA Voice Lab Manual ebook (old exam 640-641)
- 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
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 Lab Manual covers:
Part I: Voice Concepts
Chapter 1 Traditional and Unified Voice
Chapter 2 Understanding Cisco Unified Communications Solutions
Chapter 3 Establishing Network Connectivity and Understanding IP Phone Registration
Part II: Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME)
Chapter 4 Introduction to CUCME Administration
Chapter 5 Configuring Phones and Users in Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME)
Chapter 6 Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME) Dial Plans and QoS
Chapter 7 Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME) Productivity Features
Part III: Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM)
Chapter 8 Administrative Interfaces
Chapter 9 Managing Services, Phones, and Users
Chapter 10 CUCM Dial Plan
Chapter 11 CUCM Telephony Features
Chapter 12 CUCM Mobility Features
Part IV: Voicemail and Presence Solutions
Chapter 13 Cisco Unity Connection
Chapter 14 Cisco Unified Presence
Part V: Management and Troubleshooting
Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME)
Chapter 16 Troubleshooting CUCM
Chapter 17 Monitoring Cisco Unity Connection
Part VI: Appendixes
Appendix A IP Addressing and Phone Extensions for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express (CUCME) Labs 489
Appendix B IP Addressing and Phone Extensions for Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Labs (Chapters 8–14 and 16–17) 495
Appendix C Building Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), Cisco Unity Connection (CUC), and Cisco Unified Presence (CUPS) Servers in VMware Workstation 501
Appendix D Configuring the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express Router 531
Appendix E PSTN Simulator 547