Build Your Own CCNA 3 Router & 3 Switch 200-125 / 200-301 Primed & Ready Lab Kit


Build Your Own CCNA 3 Router & 3 Switch 200-125 / 200-301 Primed & Ready Lab Kit  

This base kit includes three 1841 128/32 FastEthernet routers, Three 2-port serial modules (WIC for G1 series, HWIC for G2 series), three 2960-TT-L switches and all the accessories to round out your kit. You can also select to upgrade the routers and switches in the kit using the the drop-downs above.

Please pay special attention to the fact that the customizable labs all come with the smart serial card and cable upgrades by default.  So, the cost of these is already built into the kits, which is why they will seem higher than the recommended kits standard configurations, which start off with 1DSU/T1 cards, before selecting their respective smart serial card and cable upgrade.  Also, when upgrading to a G2 model (1941 or 2911) the upgrade cost includes the required upgrade from the WIC smart serial card for the G1 (1841, 2801, 2811, 2821) to the compatible HWIC smart serial card for the G2 (Which are a little more expensive).  So, that is the cost of the router upgrade plus the smart serial card upgrade.

We have worked in partnership with Cisco NetAcad instructors and CCIEs to release our kits that are not only going to cover you to hustle to beat the 200-125 before the exam update, but also primed and ready for the CCNA 200-301 exam update coming in February 2020!  This time around, Cisco has released a couple topology options covering their minimum hardware topology/hardware requirements and their recommended requirements for the optimal learning experience. To satisfy the minimum requirement, Cisco is requiring two routers and two switches.  However, our recommendation and Cisco’s recommendation is to run a three router and three switch lab. This is also the topology we write our lab workbook for because we know this is going to best prepare you to pass the CCNA! If you don’t want to go with a three router and three switch setup, don’t worry, you can still do all the labs by scaling back a two router and two switch kit.  Cisco does have a small wireless component that will be part of the new exam, but this is simply a generic wireless router that you already have at home. The best part about this is that these labs will also work exceptionally for the current 200-125 exam!  

 We highly encourage you to beat the clock, buckle down and get your CCNA before the exam change.  If you can pull that off, Cisco will grant you the new 200-301 cert in February, a badge and you will be amongst the first to have what will be one of the most sought after certifications on a level that surpasses even its current prestigious status.  CCNA is hotter and trending more than it ever has! Always remember that as the CCNA certification progresses, it proves more and more that you know your stuff! With this, so does the amount of money you can expect to make as a Cisco Certified Network Engineer!  This is one of the fastest growing fields in the world and with that comes the rewards, if you have the drive!

To add the icing on the cake, all of the Primed and Ready kits will also be coming with a free digital download upgrade to our revised Lab Workbook and CCNA eBooks when they are released quarter one 2020!  What do you have to lose?  We will continue to bring you only the best labs on the market that test proven and helped thousands obtain their certifications over 20+ years of being the premiere source for Cisco lab kits.  These are written by not only by highly certified individuals, but by passionate professionals who work with students every day and know what it takes to succeed through experience!


Hardware Included:

  • Tested and Guaranteed working!
  • Three 1841 128/32 FastEthernet Routers (can be upgraded)
  • Three 2960-TT-L switches (can be upgraded)
  • Three WIC-2a/s Smart Serial Modules
  • Three Smart Serial to Smart Serial Cables
  • Three Ethernet Patch Cables
  • Three Ethernet Crossover Cables
  • One Console Cable Kit
  • Six Power Cables

Training Materials Included:

  • 470 Page CCNA Lab Workbook Covering 60+ Labs! ($44.99 value)
  • How & Why We Subnet Workbook ($19.99 value)
  • CCENT, ICND2 & CCNA Practice Exam Simulators ($149.97 value) (Includes practice test files and trial of software.  Software requires paid activation past the free trial)  
  • CCENT, ICND2 & CCNA Boot Camp Study Guide eBooks ($89.97 value)
  • CCNA CRAM Sheet ($14.99 value)
  • TCP/IP Study Poster ($9.99 value)
  • Training CD
  • CertificationKits TFTP Server
  • CertificationKits Subnet Calculator
  • CertificationKits Binary Bits Game
  • 50 CCNA Instructional Videos
  • Cisco Network Assistant
  • Cisco Router Password Decryptor
  • Cisco VPN Client
  • Port Scanner
  • WinPcap 4.1.3
  • WireShark 1.10.05
  • IOS Backup as noted above for the routers and switches
  • Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) 2.8 for 1841/2800 Series Routers

The FTDI Console Cable Upgrade swaps out the classic console cable for this new solution to complete your console connection. This is our newest option for your console connection. This cable has the new FTDI chip installed and eliminates the need for both the classic console connection and the USB-Serial Adapater!  It goes directly from USB to RJ-45! Another great bonus to this, from our testing, is that it has a near perfect success rate in the break sequence working! (used to reset the router, password recovery, etc). This is a big bonus because the converters can be a bit of a pain in that department.  All around, this is an excellent addition to any techs tool box!  *If you do not have a 9-Pin serial port on your computer (most modern computers do not) or a USB-to-Serial converter, you will need this to complete your console (management) connection.  We highly recommend this.

This is a complete Cisco certification kit and much

Router upgrades available:

The base 1841 128/32 router is a dual FE ISR router that comes with two HWIC slots and runs IOS 151-4.M12 ipbase. This router can do your NAT/PAT labs and CCP. The 256/64 upgrade allows you to run IOS 15.1(4) adv ip services (our recommended configuration). The 384/128 upgrade allows for multiple IOSes.

The 2801 upgrade is also a dual FE ISR router that offers two additional HWIC slots over the 1841 with enhanced functionality, dual AIM slots and PVDM slots on the motherboard for future Voice use. 256/64 runs IOS 151-4.M8 adv security.  This is the cheapest router that will get you into the 2800 series models and has great capability at an affordable price point.

The 2811 upgrade can do everything the 2801 can and more. It is more flexible, has more flash memory, has additional Network Module slots and runs a higher version of IOS 15 (supporting more commands). It runs IOS 15.1-4.M10 Advanced Enterprise.  We consider this the best "bang for your buck" router as far as getting the most capability for your money.  

The 2821 upgrade has all the functionality the 2811 does plus two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. This way if you are going to use it in your home network, you can have blazing fast speeds! 512/128 runs IOS 15.1(4). Advanced IP Services for CCNA Security and Advanced Enterprise Services for CCNA Voice.

The 1941 upgrade is available in the base licensed model or base + security licensed model.  For CCNA the base license is just great, but for CCNP or CCNA Security we would suggest adding the security license to match Cisco recommendations as closely as possible.  This is a G2 series router that runs IOS 157-3 Universal, has two Gigabit interfaces and uses HWIC serial cards.  This router is what we consider to be the best case scenario router without breaking the bank.  If your budget allows, we suggest that you try to get one or more of these into your lab.

The 2911 upgrade is very similar to the 1941.  It also runs IOS 15 Universal, has gigabit ports and uses HWIC cards.  The 2911 has more expansion options to allow for more modules and additional voice equipment that the 1941 cannot accommodate.  

  • Switch upgrades available:
  • The base 2960-TT-L supports 15.0(2) IOS and IPv6 addressing and can do very limited Layer 3 static routing.
  • The 3560-TS upgrade supports 15.0(2)SE6.  This is a true Layer 3 switch that supports dynamic routing, PVLAN and QoS.
  • The 3750v2-TS upgrade is the newest series of switches that we offer that you will see more frequently in real world applications. These switches support 15.0.2-SE10, more features than the other switches.  They additionally have StackWise ports, which none of the other switches have so you can stack them and manage them as a single entire entity to make it easier to manage a large enterprise environment.  (If you pick up multiple 3750v2, you may want to consider adding some stackwise cables.  (2) cables for a pair of 3750v2 and (3) cables for (3) 3750v2).  
  • The 3750v2-PS upgrade adds PoE capability to the 3750v2 while still being able to run the same version of IOS 15!

This is a complete Cisco certification kit and much more than just hardware to build a lab. Obviously we include the hardware you need but we also include ALL of the study material you need to pass your exam in one kit which we will show you samples of below. No other kit contains a physical 450+ page CCNA Lab Workbook, a physical 100 page Subnetting workbook, our three ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA practice exam simulators so that you can break your exam studies up in the way that best fits your study style. These practice exam simulators are so good that when they are purchased as a solo product we offer our Pass Guarantee. Then we also include our ICND1 100-105, ICND2 200-105, and CCNA 200-125 Boot Camp Study Guides in Windows eBook format. These are not pirated copies of eBooks, but fully licensed copies that are 436, 384, and 780 pages respectively! So let’s take a look at some of these samples and then we will get to all of the other materials we include which we have not mentioned yet!

CCNA Lab Workbook

Here is a sample topology from our 470+ page CCNA Lab Workbook that will walk you through over 60 labs. You can see them all listed at the bottom of this page. Notice how we have redundant links and combine both WAN and LAN technologies in our lab as they each use different encapsulation types. These are the types of complex labs that will help you actually learn the topics in the CCNA exam. This is a $44.99 value alone.



Sample CCNA EIGRP Lab Topology

Click here to download the sample CCNA EIGRP Lab


Subnetting Lab Workbook

Now let’s take a look at a portion of a chapter in our subnetting workbook by downloading the sample chapter in pdf format here. Notice we explain the theory behind the process and then give you written lab exercises at the end of each section. You will get over 100 practice questions to burn subnetting into your brain! Keep in mind you will receive the full printed book when you order the kit. This is a $19.99 value alone.


ICND1, ICND2, and CCNA Boot Camp eBooks

We also include our Windows eBooks from our ICND1 100-105, ICND2 200-105 and CCNA 200-125 boot camps (these are not pirated eBooks). You can click the link to download a PDF sample of our Advanced IOS Management chapter. We offer these eBooks individually for $29.99 each but we include all three in our kits for free! That is an $89.97 value.


CCNA Book Sample

CRAM Sheet, TCP/IP Poster & CCNA CBT Training DVD

You will also get our CCNA CRAM Sheet. This six page, full color laminated foldout is a great addition to your CCNA study arsenal which is easy to carry around so you can study the exam key points anywhere. You will also get our CCNA TCP/IP Study Poster to hand in your cube or study area. It compares and contrasts many of the differences between IPv4 and IPv6 for your CCNA exam. You can also add as an option to your kit our CCNA CBT DVD. This CCNA computer based training is comprised of 44 videos that total more than 22 hours of CCNA training that you can get as a $50 add-on to your kit. This is the same instruction you would receive it you sat in a full week CCNA boot camp.



Having a problem with one of our lab scenarios? We include free lifetime support for our customers. Just shoot us an email and we will help you through it!

The total value of our study materials that are added to your kit is $329.90! You will need to have these extra items like a lab workbook, subnet workbook, practice exams and study guides. Why buy them elsewhere when you can get them for free with your kit? The total value of these items are more than the cost of most of our kits and it is all included for FREE!

Additional Tools and Study Material Included

We also include a ton of other cool things to make your lab experience the best it can be such as our TFTP Server so you can do your IOS upgrade labs, our Subnet Calculator for practicing subnetting, our Binary Bits game to make learning Binary fun, 50 Instructional videos and the many more tools listed below!

Additional Items Include:
CertificationKits TFTP Server
CertificationKits Subnet Calculator
CertificationKits Binay Bits Game
50 CCNA Instructional Videos
Cisco Network Assistant
Cisco Router Password Decryptor
Cisco VPN Client
Port Scanner
WinPcap 4.1.3
WireShark 1.10.05
IOS Backup as applicable to the kit Routers and Switches
Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) 2.8 for 1841/2800 Routers