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  1. Hi Apostolis,

    The short answer is that you will probably see more OSPF than EIGRP since OSPF is an “open standard” and EIGRP only runs on Cisco devices. Cisco submitted EIGRP to IETF to become an open standard as well so maybe in the future you’ll see it on other vendor routers and it might become a bit more popular…

    You’ll see multi-area OSPF when you have larger networks that require summarization (since OSPF can only summarize between areas).

    Also, keep in mind that it really depends on the job what you will encounter. If you work on the internal network of

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  2. Hi Tarik,

    Have you seen this article? Most of it applies to CCNP SWITCH as well:


    If you are on a budget, get 2x 2950 and 1x 3550. The 2950s are the cheapest layer 2 switches and the 3550 is the cheapest layer 3 switch you can get. These 3 switches will let you practice vlans, trunking, spanning-tree and routing. If you have some more money to spend, take a look at the 2960 (replacement for 2950) and 3560 (replacement for 3550). These switches have a different QoS mechanism which is usef

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  3. You are welcome Daniel :slight_smile: CCNP & studying should be fun, no need for sadness ;):stuck_out_tongue:

  4. I’m preparing for CCNP ROUTE. I do understand that I can do the big part of the labs with GNS3. I did a nice Client/Server deployment of GNS3. Client is Win7 and Server is VmwareESXi. It is working fine ; as far I do not need to do a lab using a Software on Windows.

    Couple a years a go, for CCNA ; I did be able to connect a PC (Win XP) to the GNS3 topology, by using MSLoopbackAdapter. Actually ; with my Win7 Client, I can not make it work. Things seem to be more complicated in a Client/Server deployment of GNS3.

    Could someone explain how is the good and safe wa

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  5. Hello Regis

    The currently valid Cisco CCNP TSHOOT v2.0 exam (300-135) has been around since 2014. The topology has remained the same for the duration of the validity of this exam. The topology won’t change until the exam has been retired and replaced with a newer version, so the topology provided is still valid.

    I hope this has been helpful!


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