CCNA Routing And Switching 200-125 Exam Cram 15
With the 200-125 CCNA Routing and Switching exam that launched in mid-2016, Cisco made some much-needed changes to steer the certification away from topics covered in previous exams, such as frame relay, and focus more on modern routing and switching technologies.
CCNA Routing and Switching 200-125 Exam Cram 15
In 2019, Cisco announced a new CCNA Routing and Switching exam. Beginning Feb. 24, 2020, the new 200-301 exam will replace the existing 200-125 exam. If you've been studying for your CCNA using the version 3.0 study materials, it is highly advisable you take the older 200-125 exam while you still can.
First is Cisco made the CCNA 200-125 exam quite a bit harder than the CCNA 640-802 exam. Cisco wants to make sure you really know your stuff on this exam. Basically they moved about 80% of the old CCNA 640-802 exam topics into the new ICND1 100-101 exam. Then they dropped a few concepts such as wireless and voice as they now have the CCNA Wireless and CCNA Voice specific exams and added a lot more troubleshooting to the CCNA Routing & Switching 200-125 exam. So what does that mean to you? The days of having a high level understanding of what is happening and passing the exam are gone. You need to practice on more complex setups and really understand what is happening first hand. That is why when we revised our lab workbook. We made it much more complex and explain the concepts in detail as you do each lab.
Notice how I mentioned these are the bare minimums. In a perfect world with no budget restrictions we would advise you to get three 1941 routers and three 2960-LT/TT switches. But that is not always realistic from a budget perspective. Also it is ok if one router does double duty. An example is you may have a 2811 that is your NAT/PAT router and also the FastEthernet device for your inter-VLAN routing labs. We know with all the options out there, this can be a bit confusing which is why we have pre-configured many of our CCNA Lab kits to already have these features balanced giving you the best bang for the buck. There is no reason for you to guess and make a couple hundred dollar mistake. But even if you do, you can user our Trade-Up Program to get 100% credit for your device. If you have questions, please use the Contact Us link in the upper right to send us an email as we welcome questions.
Cisco 1841 Router ALERT! We suggest you have this model at a minimum in your new CCNA 200-125 exam lab. This is the cheapest and best choice for an 15.1(4) IOS ISR router for your CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNP & CCIE exams that supports MPLS(multi-protocol label switching). This router compliments our CCNA Routing & Switching lab workbook and covers the exam topics for the CCNA. Since the prices have come down on these tremendously, these are a great choice for CCNA labs and will serve you well as you move up through your Cisco certification path. So, really your only choice here is, will you get the 128/32 version which only supports 12.4 or will you get the 256/64 or 384/128 versions which supports 15.1(4)? I think the answer to that is simple. This router packs lots of value for the price and is a staple of many of our budget level kits
2600XM Series RoutersThe advantage to these routers over the plain 2600 series is they are all 100mb routers so they can support inter-vlan routing and they support 12.4 and thus Advanced IP IOS. We have noted the features of each model below. I would stay away from this router for current exam topics.
Cisco 2801 256/64 Router This is a 15.1(4) IOS ISR router for your CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNP & CCIE exams that supports MPLS(multi-protocol label switching). This router has a bonus over the 1841 router in that is has four interface slots versus the two of the 1841 and can support voice vwics and PVDMs in-case you ever decide you want to go down the Voice path as the 1841 will not support Voice.
Cisco 2811 256/128 Router This is what we consider to be the best bang for your buck for an 15.1(4) IOS ISR router and will give you the most capability for your money for your CCNA 200-125 exam. It is great for CCNA Routing & Switching, CCNP & and the CCIE exams that supports MPLS(multi-protocol label switching). This router has a bonus over the 1841 router in that is has four interface slots versus the two of the 1841 and can support voice VWICs and PVDMs in case you ever decide you want to go down the Voice path as the 1841 will not support Voice.
Cisco 1941 512/256 Router This router with the base license is the exact router for the CCNA 200-125 exam. It runs IOS 155-3 and has two gigabit ports. It is also the exact router for the new CCNA Security 210-260 exam if you add the Security license to it. Please feel feel to use the Contact Us form if you are interested or need more information on this. Also, please note that this model router is not compatible with WIC cards and will require HWIC cards instead.
Cisco 2950 Switch This is the switch that most people target to run all the CCNA 200-125 exam commands. The normal 2950 runs Standard Image and the 2905C, 2950T and 2950G units run the Enhanced Image. This gives you access to a couple more commands. The current 200-125 CCNA exam now suggests the 2960-TT switch. So, we have retired the 2950 switches from our offerings.
Cisco 2960-TT/LT Switch This is the switch that Cisco states covers the exam topics for the CCNA. Given the price decrease as of late on this model, it is a switch that we can offer instead of the 2950 and 2960-S series at the same price and it will be perfect for your CCNA, CCNA Security, and even half of your CCNP exams. This switch also does static Layer 3 switching which the 2950 does not. It also supports a few more QoS features and is on IOS 15.
How you build that kit really depends on what you intend to do after you pass your CCNA exam so it can be a bit tricky. I will try to cover the three most common scenarios.1) You simply want the cheapest kit to pass the CCNA exam that covers all of the exam objectives and that is all you are worried about. Then we would suggest this CCNA Lab Kit and select one 1841 256/64 or better so you can have routers that run 15.1(4) IOS. The base switch is already the suggested model by Cisco, so you are already all set there.2) You want to pass the CCNA exam and then you are going directly to CCNA Security. You can handle this one of two ways. The best way is to buy our Premium CCNA 200-125 & CCNA Security 210-260 Combo Lab Kit. The second is that you are about $250 short in budget of that kit and you want to get the CCNA portion now and the CCNA Security portion of it later. In that case, you could look at our CCNA & CCNA Security Standard Combo Kit, which takes the ASA out of the kit. Without the ASA, you will still have a great CCNA experience, be primed for security, and can pick up the ASA when you are ready for the CCNA Security curriculum. Please use the Contact Us form at the top right of the page and we will be more than happy to help you approach this.3) The third scenario that is requested is again you want to cover all the CCNA objectives and then you are going directly to CCNP. In this case, we need to ask you a few more questions and encourage you to use the Contact Us form to make sure we get you the best solution tailored to you and your career objectives.
The name access server or terminal server is actually a little misleading. It is not a server in the traditional sense that you might expect like a Intel based Windows or Linux server. It is a router that has 8, 16 or 32 Async ports which are used to connect to other devices through the console ports. The advantage of an access server is that they are the only means to which you can remotely reboot a device and stay connected to it. An example of this is if you needed to upgrade a router in a remote office. This functionality is not really covered on the CCNA 200-125 exam so it is not an absolute requirement if your budget is tight. However it is a real world skill you will need and it comes in handy in your lab so you do not have to keep moving the console cable from router to router to router every time you want to run a command on another device especially when you have a larger CCNA, CCNP or CCIE lab.