Hello readers this question goes through mind of everyone who is appearing or wants to appear for any of the cisco
certification …. Now question comes that can everything be practiced on Simulators … hmmm
quite a big question but the answer is not . Simulators are very good way to start your path towards cisco but in the end to
gain real knowledge you need to have hands on some hardware . It is not possible for everyone to get a router though they are cheap on ebay but still costs some money which everyone can’t afford .
The initial ccna exam can be cleared almost without purchasing any real hardware but if you want to make your career into cisco you need to have hands on some hardware .
As this being the first post of the blog i am not writing much but in future you will see you how to use or mix match between real hardware and simulators to achieve certification levels . Apart from that i will be sharing other useful stuffs, tutorials,home lab setups,practice excercises using gns3 and dynamips, etc etc so keep looking