09-10-2009, 08:22 AM
With the news that CCNP is about to change, I'm reluctant to start the exams. I've decided to expand my knowledge a little in different areas, and I'm thinking about persuing the CCNA concentrations, at least until I have a specific career path to choose the right route. At the moment, all paths sound good to me, and I do want to specialise, but I also want to keep my options open for job prospects. With the new rules on the exam requirements for CCNA: Voice needing either the IIUC or CVOICE, I have been thinking I'd like to start here, with the CVOICE exam. What kind of lab setups am I looking at needing for this exam alone (not the rest of the CCVP track)? Just routers with specific NM/WIC and IOS? All the concentration exams will have to be done self study, so if it's going to cost a lot to build, I'll have to look elsewhere.