Cisco CCNA Security 210-260 and Network Security v1.0 Essentials Premium Kit
This is our three router and three switch CCNA Security lab kit that we consider to be the "best bang for your buck" option for your home lab to pass CCNA and also learn CCNA Security and Network Security v1.0 level skills. This uses the same "lead" router concept you will find in many of our CCNA kits of taking more the more budget friendly (yet highly capable) 2811 routers and then pairing them with an awesome G2 1921 router. This will cover the vast majority your CCNA concepts as well as the bulk of the concepts for Security learning. If you want to get into the more advanced Security concepts or plan to move into CCNP, then you have the option to select to upgrade the 1921 to a 1941 or 2911 with the base or security licenses (or even V-Sec on the 2911 - more info below). If you go for a security license option, it will give you one or two G2 routers with BOTH the base and security licenses on the device, unlocking even more features for your certification progression. This will also prime you and your equipment for CCNA Security / Network Security 1.0 level work and even CCNP Enterprise!
For the switches, the two 3560-TS are capable of running 15.0(2)SE6 IP Services IOS and the one 2960-TT switch is capable of running IOS 15.0(2) Lanbase. The 2960 can handle IPv6 addressing and can do limited Layer 3 static routing. To give you added power, we recently updated this kit with the 3560 switches to add some future proofing and to provide the added exposure of running a true layer 3, fully dynamic switch in your lab!
You can use this lab first for your base CCNA 200-301 certification and then for your CCNA Security badge or skill base without purchasing any additional equipment, so it is two labs in one!
The kit comes with the ASA 5505 base licensed ASA (firewall), which is a great starting point for your ASA and the base ASA that will let you complete lab work to learn essential security skills. However, if you want to take it up a notch into the ASA-5510 we offer that as an upgrade via the drop down with or without the SSM-10 Context Security and Control Services Module. The best way to think about the difference between the 5505 and 5510 is that the 5505 is a SOHO (small office) level firewall and the 5510 is an enterprise level. The SSM-10 provides even more capability with anti-virus, anti-spyware, file blocking, anti-spam, anti-phisihing, URL blocking and filtering, and content filtering.
The ASA options are available as the base license version or the Security+ license versions:
If you go with the ASA 5510, we always highly recommend the permanent Security+ license to go with it. This unlocks a lot of great capabilities that include many more firewall connections, VPN sessions, and max VLANs. It also unlocks Security contexts (virtual firewalls), VPN clustering, VPN load balancing and gigabit ports.
The permanent Sec+ license option on the 5505 mainly adds more Firewall connections, VPN sessions, internal hosts (unlimited) and max VLANs. It also adds support for stateless active/standby failover.
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!
As an new exciting opportunity and added bonus, Cisco has very recently added two new entry level certifications for networking and cybersecurity. So, while you are working on your CCNA, associate level certification, you can also use your lab to learn the material for one of the new Cisco Certified Support Technician (CCST) certifications! This would also be an excellent place for High Schools to source material for a networking or security foundations class. This is pretty similar to the old CCENT if you remember that from previous versions of the exam. Please feel free to read our blog article on this for more details.
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 still is and will always be 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 for the CCNA and real world applications! Cisco does have a small wireless component on the CCNA 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 and the labs to support it in our lab workbook 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 Kits will come with our awesome new, completely revised, CCNA 200-301 study material package!
-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 new Question and Answer Practice Exam Bundle. Our CertificationKits CCNA 200-301 Practice Exams are a collection of 101 questions, answers and explanations (for the tough ones). This bundle comes with both Practice Exam A and Practice Exam B. They are a set of 101 questions, answers and explanation sets each. We thoroughly cover the full CCNA curriculum with the topics you can expect to see on exam day. We have a variety of questions from simple multiple choice, to a comparative version to drag and drop to simlets. These questions are so good and give you such a good feeling on what to expect, that if you can pass these practice exams, you'll know you are ready to go! Trust us, we have seen this test evolve over many, many revisions.
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)
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 include our TFTP Server, Subnet Calculator, 35 CCNA Instructional Videos and so much more.
This lab matches up to the Cisco Academy CCNA Security Lab Workbook that will cover 77 different labs of concepts you are sure to see on your CCNA Security 210-260 certification exam. It can cover every lab that you would see in the Cisco Academy class for CCNA Security! Many student are simply Googling the Cisco Academy Security lab workbook PDF. But we offer the physical copy of the book as a purchase option. Not only that, but you will also get CCNA test tips, the IOS on CD, CertificationKits TFTP Server, our Binary Bits game, Subnet Calculator and other prep material. There is also more! You will also receive our CertificationKits CCNA CRAM Sheet. This six page, full color, laminated foldout is a great addition to your CCNA Study arsenal. You will also get our CertificationKits CCNA TCP/IP Study Poster.
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- One 1921/K9 ISR G2 512/256 (includes base license) router IOS Universal 15
- Two Cisco 2811 256/128 Routers (Dual FE router supports 15.1(4) Advanced Enterprise)
- Two 3560 Fully Dynamic, True Layer Three switch with 15.0(2)SE6 IP Services IOS
- One Cisco 2960-TT-L switches that support 15.0(2 )IOS
- Two HWIC-1DSU-T1 Serial Modules
- Four WIC-1DSU-T1v2 Serial Modules
- Three WIC Serial Crossover Cables
- One ASA 5505 v9.x Capable Security Device (or upgrade to the 5510 with or without the SSM-10)
- Six Power Cables
- One ASA Power Brick
- Console cable kit
- Six Ethernet Crossover Cables
- Six Ethernet Patch Cables
- 1 Year Warranty!
Additional Items Include:
- 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)
- Two Practice Exams. Both with 101 Questions, Answers and Explanations ($15.98 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 5.0.04.0410
- 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 CCNA Security 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 take your studies to the next level and get a strong grasp on serial technology. Since serial connections are part of CCNP, this will also serve as a primer to get your ready for a smooth transition.
Optional Upgrade To Smart Serial Cards & Cables Includes:
(Replaces 1DSU-T1 cards and WIC-Crossover Cables)
Three WIC-2A/S Modules
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 WIC-1DSU-T1 and HWIC-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 WIC-1DSU-T1 and HWIC-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 1 Upgrade Options provide you with a wide range of models across the series. The default selection is the 1921 base. This is a great 1U light weight (cheaper to ship) option that will run everything you need for CCNA and even into CCNP. The 1941 is the next step up from this and is a 2U device. The final option is 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 1941 and 2911 are both available to be upgraded with the security license option. This is a permanent license that adds to the base license and is pre-installed and unlocks a lot of additional capability and security features. We highly recommend this if you have interest in moving on to CCNA Security / Network Security learning or CCNP. The 2911 is also available as the V/Sec licensed model. This is Base + Security + UCK9 (voice). This is a good option if you also want to explore voice topics in the future.
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! 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: https://www.certificationkits.com/what-is-an-access-server-or-terminal-server-in-my-ccent-ccna-lab/
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.