Cisco CCNA 200-301 Premium Kit


CCNA Premium 200-301 Kit.

This is our "best bang for your buck" CCNA 200-301 Ready Lab Kit option to provide, in our opinion, the most capability for your money and it is our most popular kit.  If you are looking for the best pair of power meeting a budget-friendly option, this is it!  The kit comes with three 2811 256/128 routers that are pre-loaded with 15.1-4.M10 Advanced Enterprise.  These are going to support IPv6, NAT/PAT, inter-vlan routing, cable/dsl routing, and much more!  Further, the 2811 routers have a network module slot, voice capability / expansion slots, and are exceptional routers for additional exams like CCNA Security, and/or CCNP.  This kit comes with two 2960-TT switches that are capable of running IOS 15.0(2) Lanbase and are the recommended switch for the CCNA exam.  They can handle IPv6 addressing and can do limited Layer 3 static routing.  Additionally, this kit now comes with a third upgraded true layer 3, fully dynamic 3560-TS switch!  This will allow you to take your switching exploration beyond the scope of the CCNA exam and get you ready for CCNP!

This is a great entry level CCNA R&S 200-301 study lab kit.  This kit is geared for your success! We include three Dual Fast Ethernet 1841 256/64 Routers running IOS 15.1(4) which will act as your NAT/PAT router, support IPv6, inter-vlan routing, etc.  You will also get three 2960-TT switches which can run 15.0(2 )IOS LanBase, IPv6 addressing and can do very limited Layer 3 static routing.  These line up directly with the new Cisco official specifications on the IOS.  

This kit is the economy option to get you going on your path to success on a budget.  You can do a whole lot of labbing with this budget friendly lab kit.  Since this is entry level equipment on the routing end, you may run into a "few bumps in the road" with the very advanced labs, but for a CCNA candidate watching their pocket, this will get you the experience you need to master the test!

We have worked in partnership with Cisco NetAcad instructors and CCIEs to release our kits that are ready for the CCNA 200-301 exam.  This time around, Cisco has released a couple topology options covering their minimum hardware topology/hardware requirements and their recommended requirements and 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 likely already have at home.  We do however have an add-on option in this kit to add a Cisco Access Point if you want to go on a deeper dive into wireless.   

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!  Passing the new CCNA demonstrates that you have the skills and know what it takes to advance quickly in the IT world.  We promise you, scouts and HR representatives are hunting down qualified CCNAs more than ever before.

All of our CCNA 200-301 Ready Kits will come with the 200-125 study materials to get you started.  We have a brand new digital reader program we are very excited about releasing and will be sending out the free digital upgrade to the 200-301 Theory Book, Lab Workbook and Revised Subnetting Guide by mid-March 2020.  So, you get BOTH sets of study materials and that means extra content and extra labs!  What do you have to lose?  We will continue to bring you only the best labs on the market!  These have been test proven and have helped thousands obtain their certifications over our 20+ years of being the premiere source for Cisco lab kits.  These are written by not only by highly certified individuals, but by passionate, hands on professionals who work with students every day and know what it takes to succeed through experience! 

Real hardware will always be the best solution to best prepare you for certification and career success!  We can assure you that HR representatives will be thrilled to know that you have worked on real equipment and even have your own lab equipment!  We are even finding that, “What does your home lab look like?” has become a common interview question as a way to weed out candidates that have never even touched real equipment.  Simulators have spent a long time trying to mimic the real thing and after many years, they are still full of problems and capability issues. If you want to do things the right way, that will give you the best edge you can get on all fronts, real hardware is the best way to go.  Remember, this is an investment in your future that will pay itself off quickly if you are dedicated. Networking remains one of the fastest growing career paths in the world and there is only room to grow!

Nowhere else can you get our copyrighted CertificationKits Self Study CCNA Lab Workbook that will walk you through 60 different labs!  We would confidently argue that we have the best lab workbook on the market that has 1000s of success stories from helping candidates achieve their certification goals! 

You will also get our How and Why We Subnet Workbook that will have you mastering subnetting in no time!  We find that the number one reason for failing the CCNA exam is due to running out of time. This is almost always because too much time was wasted on subnetting questions and not spent on the more difficult configuration questions where time is needed most.  This book does an incredible job of getting you up to lighting speed to whip right through those tedious subnettng questions!   

To cover the theory end of the exam, we provide our theory eBook that breaks everything down into a very easy to understand presentation.  We have refined everything into a bootcamp, slide-like styled book that doesn’t bombard you with endless, redundant text that dances around the key points.  We cover everything and hit the key points right on the head so you are sure to be prepared for anything with a streamlined experience.  

Why would you spend hundreds of dollars or more on a lab kit if you don't get the labs that accompany your equipment?  Other companies offer training packages, but they are generic or simply selling someone else's product that isn’t designed to work directly with your equipment.  To ensure the highest quality, we invest an incredible amount of energy into providing CCNA training materials that are written by us and have been refined for over two decades.  We are passionate about providing the best for our customers and love nothing more than when we get an email back from a customer with a snapshot of their EXAM PASSED certificate.  Also included, is our CertificationKits ICND1, ICND2 & CCNA Exam Simulator with over 450 different questions that will be similar to those you will see on the actual exam. Finally, our TFTP Server, Subnet Calculator, 35 CCNA Instructional Videos and so much more.

Hardware Included:

  • Three Cisco 2811 256/128 Routers (Dual FE router supports 15.1-4.M10 Advanced Enterprise)
  • One 3560-TS Switch Fully Dynamic, True Layer Three 24 port FastEthernet with 15.0(2)SE6 IP Services IOS
  • Two Cisco 2960-TT-L Switches (Supports 15.0(2) IOS) and IPv6 addressing and can do very limited Layer 3 static routing
  • Three Ethernet Patch Cables
  • Three Ethernet Crossover Cables
  • Cisco Console Kit
  • Power Cords

Additional Items Include:

  • 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 ($109.97 value)
  • CCNA CRAM Sheet ($14.99 value)
  • TCP/IP Study Poster ($9.99 value)
  • 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 nmap-7.80
  • npcap-0.9987 & WinPcap 4.1.3
  • WireShark 1.10.05 & 3.2.1
  • TeraTerm & Putty Terminal Emulators
  • IOS Backup as noted above for the routers and switches
  • Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) 2.8 for 1841/2800 Series Routers

The new 200-301 exam has removed the requirement for serial connections.  This is awesome because that means you can get a lab even cheaper than ever before!  However, we do still recommend that you add these on to your labs.  Just because Cisco removed these from the exam does not mean that these have magically disappeared in the field.  Serial connections can still be found everywhere and are especially still extremely common in international networks  On top of that, Security, CCNP, etc still do have a requirement for serial connections and having experience with these only prepares you for moving up the certification tree and encountering these on the job.

Optional 1DSU-T1 Cards and Cables Option Includes:

Four WIC-1DSU-T1

Two WIC-Crossover Cables

Optional Smart Serial Cards & Cables Bundle Includes:

Three WIC-2A/S Modules

You will total six smart serial ports with the smart serial option versus the 1DSU-T1 option

Two Smart to Smart Back to Back Serial Cables

***Why should you consider going with the Smart Serial Option over the 1DSU-T1 option***

The WIC-1DSU-T1v2 Serial cards are a great, budget friendly option for lab purposes.  However, if your budget allows, we always recommend upgrading to the Smart Serial WIC cards and Smart Serial-to-Smart Serial cables.  Smart serial is a more current technology that offers a faster DCE/DTE connection that will also use the same clock rate command you will see when you see serial connections on Cisco exams.  Once again, the WIC-1DSU-T1v2 Serial cards will work just fine (the clock rate command is slightly different and a simple work around), but if you want to be the most up to date and want the clock rate commands to match identically like you would see when you are sitting an exam, the smart serial upgrade is an excellent choice.  

The Optional Wireless Access Point Option comes with an 1142 Wireless AP and the power brick for the unit.  Once again, you do not need this to get through the wireless component of the 200-301 exam.  However, this is a pretty cheap add-on that will give you an opportunity to expand your knowledge past the exam.  There is nothing wrong with being a little over-prepared!  

The Supplemental CCNA Training DVD is about 22+ hours of extra CCNA level training in a video format.  Do you need this to pass your exam?  Absolutely not because all the training your need is already included with your kit!  This DVD does cover a lot of legacy material and is not entirely up to date, however it still has a great deal of very useful knowledge that every engineer should know and will run into on the job.  We used to sell this DVD for a few hundred dollars, but have priced it super affordably for those who want to widen the scope of their curriculum.  There is still a lot of overlap here with the current exam, so you will get a lot of topics covered that are on there, just not every topic.   

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.

The Access Server is purely a convenience tool and not a requirement for your exam.  While these are common device types in data centers everywhere and a great thing to have knowledge of, they are not a requirement to pass your exam.  However, if you don't want to physically move a cable every time you change devices, have an interest in remote access possibilities, or want to broaden you knowledge, an access server is a great device to have in your kit!  If you decide to purchase an access server, be sure to also add a transceiver to your cart.  This is a cheap add-on that opens up a lot of options with this device.

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This is a complete Cisco certification kit and much more than just the 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.  No other kit on the market offers such an in-depth solution that will have your prepared from every angle!