Live Cisco Racks

There is nothing like using live equipment to configure protocols, services and security. Unlike network simulators or emulators, live equipment duplicates what you will be working on in the real world.

Use our two racks of live Cisco routers and switches to configure labs from our Network+, Cisco CCNA or CCNP courses. Make your own labs up or just play with the equipment. Use as much or as little as you wish.

Our online timetable system lets you book rack slots 24/7/365.

Tools such as Packet Tracer and GNS3 are great for exam prep, but both have drawbacks. You must top up your hands-on time with live racks.

Around 50% of your marks for exams such as Cisco CCNA come from challenge labs where you have to configure and troubleshoot network issues ranging from NAT to STP and EIGRP. You have to be both fast and accurate.

  • Improve your configuration speed and accuracy
  • Gain confidence by using live equipment
  • Schedule sessions 24/7/365
  • Use our labs to configure routing, security, IPv6 and more
  • Improve your troubleshooting skills


Rack access instructions can inside the members forum.