I am studying hard for my ‎100-101 ICND1 exam, and a big part of that effort is using GNS3 to mock up lab scenarios so I can get my hands dirty configuring routers and switches* manually.

One thing I'm finding a lack of is good lab scenarios to use. I did find this PDF, and it appears to be part of a larger manual for the Cisco Network Academy: Lab 9.6.1: Basic EIGRP Configuration Lab. This is exactly the type of thing I am looking for, and I was hoping someone would recognize it and tell me what the exact title is and if it is generally available for purchase without having to enroll. I am more than willing to pay for this resource, but the Cisco Network Academy site is less than obvious about what I have to do in order to get access to just the book.

I am aware of the common misconception that GNS3 can't emulate L2 switches. I was of that same view until recently, when the GNS3 support folks told me about IOU. I can now simultaneously run router devices and switch devices in GNS3 and practice all my R/S config skills in a native environment.

  • Actually, product and/or resource recommendations are explicitly off-topic here.
    – Ron Maupin
    Mar 1, 2016 at 17:45
  • I'm not asking for a recommendation. I'm asking for someone to help identify this resource, which I have already identified as something I would like to purchase. Mar 1, 2016 at 18:10
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    @JeffWright can you come to the General Network Engineering recommendations chat ? I have some answer for you ;)
    – JFL
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:17
  • It is from the Cisco Networking Academy. Then I don't understand your question. You attend classes, and it is included in the materials you get.
    – Ron Maupin
    Mar 1, 2016 at 18:20

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You can purchase the Cisco Networking Academy course and lab books at bookstores. A simple Internet search will turn up many sources for the materials.


The title of the manual is "Routing Protocols and Concepts - CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide."

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