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Keith Barker
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Building a Practice Lab FAQs: Cost, Training, Value

What will you learn in this training in how to build a practice lab?

You'll learn how to build a virtual environment where you can practice any networking skills you need. A practice lab in networking is built using tools like VIRL, GNS3 and Wireshark, and once you have one you can simulate network nodes, switches, ports and more, then practice configuring them.

Who should take this course in how to build a practice network lab?

Anyone who has or wants to have a job in computer networking should know how to build a practice lab. Brand new systems administrators or network administrators should take this course and so should experienced network engineers. It's for anyone who wants to practice networking skills in a simulated environment.

Is this training in building a practice lab associated with any certifications?

No, this course in building a practice lab isn't associated with any certifications. That's good news for learners because it means the course isn't locked to one piece of software or hardware. Also, the information is arranged in the way that makes the most sense, not according to some exam.

What certification should you consider after taking this course in building a practice lab?

Taking this course in building a practice lab is like investing in a really good set of power tools – after, you'll be more capable and prepared for future projects. Brand new administrators will be prepared to start their careers off with the Network+ while advanced administrators might plan for CCNA.

Why should you take this training in how to build a practice sandbox lab?

You should take this training in building practice labs because everyone needs a sandbox where they can practice new configurations and techniques. As you advance through your career, you'll want a place to try out new approaches in a way that doesn't threaten the stability of your real-world network.
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