XE/G2 Elite CCNP Enterprise & CCNA Premium Plus Hybrid Kit
CCNP Enterprise 350-401, 350-401 ENCOR
The XE Elite Series Kits are our top of the line lab kit options. This kit is an excellent solution to cover BOTH the CCNP Enterprise exam & the CCNA 200-301 exam! The new 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 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. Since the topology matches the routing and switching elements, you can even cover the CCNA Security Badge requirements exactly,while getting ready for CCNP Security by adding an ASA 5506-X firewall with firePOWER services to the lab! This lab provides so many opportunities right at your finger tips, while also allowing for enhanced scalability.
To help out with the cost on these kits, we have created our hybrid XE kits which are our techs favorite offerings. These find a middle ground by combining the 4000 series routers with the G2 series. This alleviates some of the expense and makes entry into the 4000 series a much more financially reasonable solution. This will give you the best of both worlds by allowing you to experience what both series of routers has to offer! This also gives you the benefit of getting the sneak peak into some of the slight differences you may see with the XE IOS. The new CCNP does recommend security licenses on your routers and all models in this kit come with BOTH the base AND the permanent security licenses.
The difference between this kit and the XE Elite CCNP Enterprise & CCNA XE/G2 Premium Hybrid Kit is that this kit comes with (2) 4321 Sec/K9 and (1) 1941 Sec/K9. This is a step up, giving you two routers that can communicate between each other and are direct matches to Cisco's recommended routers supported by (1) 1941 Sec/K9. This will give you two routers that have a perfect and seamless match to what the exam was written for and one router that can handle just about everything, but keeps the price more budget friendly.
Cisco has done something interesting with the switches this time around, but do not worry, we are researching hard and following closely! The new recommended switches are (1) 2960+24TC-L and (2) 3650-24TS-E. This kit comes standard with (1) 2960-TT-L switch that will directly line up with recommended IOS. While Cisco's official posting is for the WS-C2960+24TC-L switch, these are considerably more expensive and offer no added benefit over the 24TT-L model that we use as our standard. They run the same IOS and that is all that matters. So, instead of charging you for a higher end model for the 2960, we once again found a solution to save you money! With that being said, we can of course customize the kit to include the 2960+ switches if you want them.
Concerning the officially recommended 3650-24TS-E switches, we are not currently building our lab kits with these as standard offerings. The problem here is that these switches are still incredibly expensive on the market and there is no required benefit to justify the cost. On top of that, if you want the stacking option on these, separate, very expensive modules are required (unlike the 3750v2 which uses a cost efficient cable and has built-in stacking ports). So, we are very confident that our included options with this kit are a much more financially reasonable solution, while providing the capability you need to complete your labs. To back this up, we are the only company that offers an awesome trade-up program, so you have very little risk in taking our advice and saving a likely unnecessary cost. However, if you really do want to add 3650 or even 3850 switches to your lab, we can certainly customize this kit out however you like! Just let us know and we'll be happy to help!
For the single 2960, we have included an option to upgrade this to a 3750v2 with a stackwise cable. This way, you can make all of your switches match if you like and take full advantage of their stacking capabilities! (You will also need the stacking cable bundle if you want to stack all three 3750v2 after the upgrade).
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 and the labs to support it in our lab workbook if you want to go on a deeper dive into wireless.
Cisco Certifications are hotter and trending more than ever! Always remember that as the Cisco Certification Program 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 network engineers more than ever before.
All of our Kits will also 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 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)
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. 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.
We want to make a special note here that there is a field notice from Cisco on the 4000 series router in regards to a clocking bug. We ONLY sell 4000 series routers that are 100% cleared of this bug. Please do not be fooled by sellers that are misleading you by selling you a device with known issues!
- Two 4321 SEC/K9 Security Licensed Routers (Exceeds and has more capability than the Cisco recommended 4221) IOS 16.09.04.SPA Capable
- One Cisco ISR G2 1941 Security license 512/256 (includes base license) router IOS Universal 157-3.M
- One Cisco 2960-TT-L Switch (Supports 15.0(2) IOS) and IPv6 addressing and can do very limited Layer 3 static routing.
- Two 3750v2 Fully Dynamic, True Layer Three 24 port FastEthernet with 15.0(2)SE10 IP Services IOS
- Two NIM-2T or (4) NIM-1T depending on availability
- One HWIC Smart Serial Cards (Totaling 4 Smart Serial Ports)
- Three Smart to Smart Serial Cables
- Four Ethernet Patch Cables
- Ten Ethernet Crossover Cables
- Cisco Console Kit
- Power Cords
Additional Items Include:
- CertificationKits CCNP ROUTE, SWITCH, TSHOOT Boot Camp Study Guide eBooks ($59.97 value) PLUS a free digital upgrade to the new CCNP / CCIE Enterprise 350-401 Core Theory eBook on release (Q1 - Estimated Release)
- 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 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.
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 CCNP ESCORE & 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 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. https://shop.certificationkits.com/transceiver/
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! *Please note that the 12U Mini Deluxe is on a short backorder due to COVID (we expect them my them back in stock by the end of October, 2020). So, if you purchase a 12U Mini Deluxe, it may ship separately, shortly after your kit.
The option to upgrade the 1941 sec/k9 to a 2911 sec/k9 is primarily there for anyone who has an interest in expanding their learning to higher end voice applications in the future. The 1941 does offer some voice capability, but the 2911 provides additional voice hardware compatible slots to accommodate PVDM, ISM-SRE, etc. The 2911 also has additional HWIC slots, dram expansion options and network module slots. The down side is that the 2911 are heavier than the 1941 and will add some weight to the lab (slight increase to shipping costs).
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!
*Due to high demand, in some cases, XE kits may have a short lead time*
Please note that it is company policy not to alter the IOS of any internal flash device. We provide an IOS backup disc for educational purposes that will have backups of the IOS mentioned in the kit description. These are for educational training and recovery purposes.