Hi, i would like to know what cisco routers and switches to buy for the purpose of:
a) Setting up a home lab. (This will allow me to get the hands on expierence that i need)
b) Helping pass the ccna exam. (hopefully with a high score)
c) and perhaps working for a company. (not sure what company yet)
I have been doing some research (mainly on this site) and have come to the conclusion that my options are not limited to a particular cisco router. Some routers are dated and some are just way to expensive. Passing the exam (ive been told) can be done without the lab, but that is not the route i want to take. As for working for a company, I really wont know if this will be even possible because most employers want expierence and it would be so sad to find out that no one is using the 25xx's anymore.
I have the want, the desire and now i need a good path to take.