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What is an Access Server or Terminal Server in my CCNA or Cisco Certification Lab?

There are a lot of different pieces that are involved in building a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) 200-301, CCNA Security, CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security, or other home lab for Cisco Certification. You will have routers, switches, serial cards, Ethernet straight-through patch cables, Ethernet crossover cables, serial crossover cables, console cables, usb to serial adapters

Counterfeit Cisco, What the Heck?

Counterfeit Cisco, what the heck? As the premiere provider of Cisco Lab Kits, we have obviously been a part of the networking world for quite some time.   Twenty plus years have flown by quick!  A few articles have been a buzz lately concerning counterfeit Cisco devices and we feel it is important to bring this

Packet Tracer, GNS3, VIRL, Etc vs a Real CCNA Lab

So virtualization has come a long way...right?  Sure it absolutely has.  But what about in helping you prepare for your Cisco CCNA exam?  Well you have heard the saying that there is nothing like the real thing...right?  Well I have to agree with it for those of you who are preparing for your CCNA exams.

CCNA 200-301 Exam Troubleshooting Questions!

In both the new CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching 200-301 certifications, there has been a great deal more of emphasis put on the candidate’s ability to be able to properly troubleshoot a network environment.  This actually makes a lot of sense as when you are in the real world, you are really

CCNA 200-301 Detailed Subnetting Exam Question!

In today’s CCNA blog posting, we are going to look at a pretty complex subnetting question that is pretty typical of what you would see on the CCNA 200-301 exam. What you will see here is a networking topology diagram that Cisco will provide to you on the exam with a base scenario of requirements

What is the best Cisco CCNA 200-301 Lab Switch?

We get asked quite often what is the best Cisco switch I can get for my CCNA lab.  That can be somewhat of a tricky question as there are a lot of variables that can come into play.  At the surface it seems like an easy, very straightforward question.  But as you dig into it,

Distance Learning and The Increased Importance of Home Labs

As we all work together through COVID-19, schools slowly start to reopen and progress is made to get things back to being as close to normal as possible, the classroom environments will unquestionably be adapting as well.  Some institutions are setting distance learning in place until we can all safely come directly back to the

New CCNA 200-120 Practice Exam Simulator!

Here at CertificationKits we are proud to announce we have just released our new Cisco CCNA 200-120 practice exam simulator.  You can download a trial of our CCNA Practice exam here.  We are really happy with the improvements we have been able to incorporate into the new version of this CCNA Test Engine.  As Cisco

CCNA Certification: Open Shortest Path First – OSPF

CCNA Certification: Open Shortest Path First - OSPF Today we will talk about the OSPF dynamic routing protocol, as required for Cisco’s CCNA Exam. You should learn this protocol carefully, not only because Cisco requires a good knowledge for the CCNA certification, but you will find it in many network deployments today. From all Interior