In this intermediate networking skills training, Keith Barker and Anthony Sequeira show you how to build a practice lab using VIRL, GNS3, and Wireshark.
Practice labs come in all shapes and sizes — and serve many purposes. They can be used to study for exams like the CCNA or CCNP, or used as a sandbox environment to test out a big migration. In either case, this Building a Practice Lab training will teach you how to emulate various network environments using Cisco VIRL, Wireshark, and GNS3.
This networking skill isn't mapped to any particular certification exam. Instead, knowing how to build a practice lab is foundational to your success as a networking professional and the skills you learn in this training will crossover across many certifications — and real-world applications.
Once you're done with this networking training, you'll know how to install VIRL in VMware on both macOS and Windows, create pre-configured emulations in VIRL with AutoNetkit, and use VIRL to communicate with devices in external networks. You’ll also be able to use the Wireshark and GNS3 course to setup a practice environment.
For anyone who leads a technology team, this networking training can be used to onboard new network administrators, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a networking reference resource.