Cisco CCNA & Premium Plus CCNP Enterprise Kit

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Cisco CCNA & Premium Plus CCNP 350-401, 300-410 Enterprise Kit ENCOR / ENARSI - CCNA 200-301 v1.1 Primed and Ready

*Special Note - All of our kits are what we call "Primed and Ready" for the new minor CCNA 200-301 v1.1 Refresh coming on August 20, 2024. This means that the hardware recommendations and options are already optimized (there are no lab changes) and that the new small theory based additions/revisions are included! Once the new exam version is released, we will be working on an additional eBook that will cover the few new topics that are going to be added/revised and that will be digitally sent out to anyone who purchases a lab kit as soon as it is available. Please see our article here for the full breakdown of the minor exam refresh.

The latest CCNP Enterprise Certification made a new change to the device quantity.  For years, the CCNP always required a four router and four switch topology.  With the new certification, Cisco has technically reduced this down to only a three router and three switch topology.  This is great news because this means CCNP is now more affordable than ever!  With less devices required for your CCNP kit, you can also put your buying power into a lower number of higher end devices.  This also means that CCNP now shares the same device count as CCNA and CCNA Security / Network Security 1.0, etc.  So, with this lab you can complete multiple certification tracks!  

Even though the latest "official" equipment list from Cisco suggests an optional two additional switches (five switches total), the currently posted labs do not exceed three switches.  This is also definitely a lot less than the price of attending a Cisco CCNA training class or boot camp and you will get to keep the equipment to practice on for as long as you like, even after you certify!  You could then even explore incorporating them into your home network!  This is also key because a lot of the real deep learning truly begins when you can tinker with your own lab, on your own time and at your own pace. In addition, the CCNP ENCORE 350-401 exam is also now the prerequisite for CCIE, so you’ll have the building blocks in place to move up the certification ladder after completing your CCNP!  If you do want to go inline with the five switch recommendation by Cisco, please just let us know and we will be more than happy to customize your lab to your perfect fit!  

*If you were to add an ASA 5505 or 5510 to this lab you would also be able to complete the CCNA Security / Network Security v1.0 topics.  Another option new to the CCNP certification track is that having a CCNA is no longer a pre-requisite to take the CCNP exam.  So, if you have some experience or if you have some some serious ambition, you can skip right ahead to the CCNP exam.  We should also point out that CCNP and CCIE actually share the same core requirement now.  So, by working on your CCNP, you are actually already building your template for CCIE and one step ahead in your progression to becoming a networking master! 

This kit is going to be the cheapest CCNP option for outfitting your lab with all G2 routers.  The kit includes two 1941 Sec/K9 Routers with the Base AND Security licenses pre-installed to unlock the extra security features and capability recommended for CCNP.  The 1921 Base Router acts as a support router that softens the cost since you can fallback to your pair of 1941 Sec that can communicate with each other to tackle anything that needs the extra features.  This combination of routers will give you exceptional capability for CCNP Enterprise and a seamless experience for CCNA 200-301.  These will also carry over to be the best reasonably priced routers you can get that will be as close of a match to Cisco's specs without breaking into the expensive XE series routers/switches.  Now, as we mentioned, Cisco does recommend that you have a security license on your routers for the best CCNP experience.  This kit already comes standard with two routers that meet that spec built in.  You might want to customize your devices a bit or also bring the included 1921 base licensed router up a notch to match the 1941 Sec, so we have created some options on the product page for you to be able to dial things in to your perfect match.  This way you can easily find a great solution to match your budget and ambitions!  There are more details below in the description.

For the 300-201 CCNA, CCNP 350-401 ENCOR and 300-410 ENARSI exams, the G2 routers are going to be the best case scenario routers that are both affordable and capable of everything you need to learn!  This kit includes all G2 routers!

The routers also come installed with a total of six HWIC-1DSU-T1 modules and three WIC-Serial crossover cables for your serial connections (still required for CCNP and CCNA Sec) in addition to the Ethernet crossover/straight-through cables for your LAN connections between the routers.

You will also get two 3750v2 switches and as a special mention here, a 3560 G Series Switch.  This is the cheapest lab that incorporates a higher end G series switch into the mix.  This is another layer 3 switch that also has Gigabit ports across all ports.  So, you can even play around with this in your home network if you want to get creative.  These switches will give you a great experience completing labs for the new CCNP Enterprise exam. These are fully dynamic, true layer three switches, so you'll have excellent capability across your entire switching topology.

Please read below for more details on the included equipment, add-on/upgrade options and the full included training package that has been time proven and refined since we built the first lab kits on the market back in 2000. It will cover everything you need to know to crush your certification!  Also, we know all this can be a little confusing, so always remember that we are easy to get a hold of and absolutely here to help with fast and friendly service!

We have worked in partnership with Cisco NetAcad instructors and CCIEs to release our kits that are ready for the CCNA 200-301 and CCNP Enterprise exams.  With this large update to the certification paths, Cisco certifications are hotter and trending more than ever! Always remember that as Cisco certifications progress, they prove 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 CCNP exams, demonstrates that you have some the most current, professional level skills that are in the highest demand.  We promise you, scouts and HR representatives are hunting down qualified and certified network engineers more than ever before.

-This CCNP Lab Kits includes our new CertificationKits CCNP Enterprise ENCOR 350-401 and ENARSI 300-410 Boot Camp & Theory eBooks that total nearly 2000 pages of content!  We know you will love our latest revision to our CCNP study guides that have been built upon through two decades of being an exceptional tool in the success of Cisco certification candidates. 

All of our CCNP Lab Kits ALSO come with our complete CCNA Kit Training Package, our CCNP Primer Lab eWorkbook and our CCNA Beyond Serial Lab eWorkbook.  So, your CCNP Lab will cover BOTH CCNA, CCNP and more!

-Our lab kits come with our famous and time proven CCNA Lab eWorkbook!  Our labs have been proven to be the best on the market, producing thousands of certified individuals, over the course of over 24 years!  The 200-301 Lab eWorkbook runs about 450 pages and is jam packed full of labs!  Not only do we cover the entire, official 200-301 curriculum, we also go beyond that by fully covering topics otherwise listed only as "describe" so you can fully implement the concept and really understand how everything works.  On top of that we included labs that will be very beneficial for your real world knowledge!  Our study materials over prepare you to ensure your success!  Don't just be a paper CCNA, be one that KNOWS what they are doing.   

This lab eWorkbook comes in digital format on our awesome LockLizard reader.  There is an option to pay a small up-charge to enable a single, one time printing right so you can print this off yourself.  If you go this route, we highly recommend that you use a laser printer with adequate toner and have lots of paper on hand.  It is a lot of pages.  

-The CCNA 200-301 Bootcamp & Theory eBook is a completely revised, updated and power packed approach to the new Cisco CCNA 200-301 exam.   This is a 864 page guide of easy to understand CCNA material written in a manner that won't bore you to sleep!  It not only follows the format of the official Cisco CCNA 200-301 curriculum, but even goes further in explaining other key concepts that we feel are important to prepare you for the real networking world. 

-Our How & Why We Subnet Workbook is a 120 page workbook designed to walk you through the theory of subnetting partnered with enough sample and practice scenarios to have you mastering this skill in no time.  This has been newly revised and now includes a bonus IPv6 section! This even includes one time printing rights per copy so you can follow along on paper if you prefer.

-Our Tri-Fold Laminated CRAM Sheet and our TCP-IP poster.  These are very similar to those "Cliff Notes" you may have used when you didn't want to read that novel for a book report.  We cram these full of the important points so you can quick reference them daily or directly before your exam. Put the poster on your wall so it burns into your brain.  Take the laminated tri-fold sheet with you on exam day to crunch down on essential topics while you are waiting to be called for your test! These have been a customer favorite for a long time.

-Our Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching 200-301 Training Disc includes all sorts of great study tools, the various software you will need, resources, mini videos, etc.

-Our question and answer bank comes full of practice questions for you to review right before you are ready to take your exam.  These will give you a really good feel of what to expect on the bulk of those theory questions before you sit your actual exam.

With this release as well as all of the other included eBooks, we even took things a step further by upgrading to our new awesome eBook reader through LockLizard.  This is the same engine that Cisco actually uses to protect and distribute their corporate documents. This makes it extra cool because it is a format you will see in the field as a working network engineer.  This new ebook reader works on multiple platforms such as PC, MAC, IOS, Android, etc. We include 2 activations with each purchase so you can install it on a desktop AND a mobile device, for example. On top of that you can highlight, make notes and work directly with your document.  We know you will love it!

 Please feel free to check out a demo selection from our new Bootcamp & Theory ebook and/or the Static Routing Sample Lab from our Lab eWorkbook:

 1.  Download and install the LockLizard viewer for your IOS and device type from this link:  LockLizard Viewer

 2.  Download and install the License file for the eBook:  License File 

 (If you don't see it open, the window for the license file may pop-up behind your active windows)

 3,  Download and open the .Pdc eBook file: Theory eBook File / CCNA Lab Workbook Sample Lab

 The download and install is very straightforward and simple, but if you get stuck, please click here for a help guide on opening your eBook demo or official purchase.  Upon purchase a unique license file and a .pdc file will be emailed to you,

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!

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.  Finally, we also include our TFTP Server, Subnet Calculator, 35 CCNA Instructional Videos and so much more.

Hardware Included:


  • Tested and Guaranteed working!!
  • Two Cisco ISR G2 1941 Security license 512/256 (includes base license) router IOS Universal 157-3.M
  • One 1921/K9 ISR G2 512/256 (includes base license) router IOS Universal 15.7
  • Two 3750v2 Fully Dynamic, True Layer Three 24 port FastEthernet with 15.0(2)SE10 IP Services IOS
  • One 3560 G Series Fully Dynamic, True Layer Three 24 port Gigabit switch with 15.0(2)SE6 IP Services IOS
  • Six HWIC-1DSU-T1 Serial Modules
  • Three WIC Serial Crossover Cables
  • Four Molded Patch / straight-through Cables
  • Eight Crossover Ethernet Patch Cables
  • One Cisco Console Cable
  • Six Power Cords
  • 1 Year Warranty!


Additional Items Include:


  • 999 Page CertificationKits CCNP ENCOR 350-401 Boot Camp an Theory eBook
  • 991 Page CertificationKits CCNP ENARSI 300-410 Boot Camp and Theory eBook
  • CCNA Beyond: CCNP Primer Lab eWorkbook
  • CCNA Beyond: Serial Lab eWorkbook
  • 450 Page CCNA 200-301 Lab eWorkbook Covering 60+ Labs Plus Bonus Labs That Go Beyond the Scope of CCNA For Extra Real World Experience! ($57.99 value)
  • 864 Page Bootcamp & Theory eBook that covers every 200-301 CCNA Topic Plus More! ($49.99 value)
  • How & Why We Subnet eWorkbook ($24.99 value)
  • Access to our digital question and answer bank practice test. ($9.99 value)
  • CCNA CRAM Sheet ($14.99 value)
  • TCP/IP Study Poster ($9.99 value)
  • CertificationKits TFTP Server
  • CertificationKits Subnet Calculator
  • 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
  • VritualBox 6.1.4
  • IOS Backup as noted above for the routers and switches
  • Cisco Configuration Professional (CCP) 2.8 for 1841/2800 Series Routers


As an added bonus, for a limited time, anyone who purchases a CCNP kit will also receive a free copy of our new 150+ page Beyond CCNA Serial Lab Workbook.  ($29.99 Value) This will allow you to explore a larger variety of serial connection and prepare you for additional technologies you may encounter in the field.

Optional Upgrade To Smart Serial Cards & Cables Includes:

(Replaces 1DSU-T1 cards and WIC-Crossover Cables)

  • HWIC-2a/s (or equivelant) modules totaling - 6 smart serial ports

  • Three Smart to Smart Back to Back Serial Cables

***Why should you consider upgrading from the HWIC/WIC-1DSU-T1 Serial cards to the Smart Serial Cards?***

The HWIC/WIC-1DSU-T1 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 in all of your labs on every exam, regardless the level.  Once again, the HWIC/WIC-1DSU-T1 Serial cards will work just fine (the clock rate command is slightly different and that difference is covered in our CCNA Lab Workbook), 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 your exam, the smart serial upgrade is an excellent choice.  

The G2 Router Upgrade Options provide you with a wide range of models across the series.  The default selection for this lab already has (2) 1941 Sec/K9.  In case you want to customize things a bit, we provide the option to upgrade any number of the routers to the 2911, which is the largest/heaviest unit (shipping is a little more for these because of the added weight) and also 2U.  The 2911 has the most expansion options with additional module slots, more HWIC slots and can even accommodate voice hardware upgrades.  The 2911 is available here as Security license (to once again unlock those security features to match the default 1941 Sec routers in this kit) or the V/Sec (This is Base + Security + UCK9 (voice).  This is a good option if you also want to explore voice topics in the future.)  These are permanent licenses that are pre-installed and unlock a lot of additional capability and security features.  

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!

*If you are looking for a deeper dive into studying wireless topics, we would recommend taking a look at our Wireless Lan Controller and Dual AP Pack.  This pairs a well known and reliable WLC with a couple of APs so you can tinker with plenty of wireless scenarios and configurations.  

The CCNP ENCOR & ENARSI Lab Workbooks cover all of the labs you will need for both parts of the CCNP Enterprise Certification.  For more information and a full list out of the curriculum see the individual listing for these on our site here.

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 Optional Pair of Stackwise Cables will let you use the stacking ports on the two 3750v2 switches to explore Cisco Stackwise technology.  This will allow you to link these two switches and establish a single switching unit.

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!  All of our 2509 and 2511 access servers sold with kits also now come with the transceiver add-on so you can get the device on the LAN, perform upgrades/recovery and explore remote access capability.

For more info on access servers, please follow this link:

You can see our Rack options in the slide carousel images above.  We strive to create as much of a modular solution as possible.  So, you can simply choose no rack and just stack your units on a desktop.  If you already have a rack you can just purchase the rack mount kits for the devices so you can attach them.  Then lastly, we have three rack options that you can see in the slides.  All racks come bundled with the rack mounts when purchased with a kit! 

-The Rack Mounts Only option is for people who already have a rack or want to purchase a rack separately from the lab kits with us.  These are the brackets you will need to attach to your devices so they can be bolted to a rack.  

The below "Rack and Rack Mount Kits" options will include all of the rack mounts to attach your devices to your rack.

 -The Basic Rack is the simplest option. This is a more organizational solution versus the heavier duty deluxe rack options. This works great as a simple desktop rack on smaller labs where you don't plan on adding an incredible amount of weight.

 -The 12U Mini Deluxe This is a customer favorite rack option and a sturdier option for your lab over the Basic Rack.  For most CCNA and Cisco labs, you are only using 6U of space in your rack, so the 12U Mini Deluxe will give you plenty of space with expansion options for a budget friendly price. If you plan on adding larger units, PDU, shelves, etc. then the 12U mini provides a couple extra slots

-16U Deluxe - This is the full heavy duty option!  This rack is a professional grade rack that comes with wheels and extra room for expansion.  This rack is also nice because it stands taller than the other racks, bringing the equipment higher to chair level if placed on the ground.

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!