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GNS3 Fundamentals (Official Course): Part 1

Interactive GNS3 Training with Labs!

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The Official GNS3 Fundamentals Course: Created with the GNS3 Developers!


If you have not used GNS3 before, then this course is for you! Learn how to download, install and configure GNS3 on a Windows PC. This course is a dynamic course and will be constantly update with new features and information.

Expect monthly content updates with each release of the software to make sure you have the latest and greatest information including comprehensive labs and training materials. David worked directly with the GNS3 development team to make sure that this course captured all the ins-and-outs of the software. We have worked hard to jam pack as much information in the course including the NEW GNS3 VM for VirtualBox, VMware Workstation and ESXi. Best of all you can download the video and labs in the course and take them on the road when you are studying for that next network certification of spinning up a POC with GNS3.

Learn the basics (and some advanced topics) of GNS3 including:

> Understand why you would use GNS3 and the differences between emulating and simulating network devices

> Getting started with the software from soup to nuts including: IOS selection, hardware requirement, switching support, install of the new GNS3 VM with VMware & ESXi, getting familiar with the GUI and icons and more!

> Get Access to some amazing FREE tools that complement and work well with GNS3 including Solarwinds Response Time Viewer which helps to quickly analyze Wireshark packet capture files to troubleshoot performance issues >> FREE Download

> Interactive LABS that we will be updating each month to make sure you have hands-on practical applications to test and build on including the new CumulusVX (Linux Networking Operating System)


As the CTO and Co-Founder of GNS3 we have been waiting for a course like this for YEARS! It has been an absolute pleasure working with David over the past couple of months on the development of this course and are support excited to keep the content updated and fresh based on the upcoming releases of the GNS3 software.

I can guarantee you all that you will love this course as a fundamentals training on the GNS3 software. We cannot thank David enough for taking the time and interest in working with us to pull this course off!

Your GNS3 Academy Instructor


David Bombal
David Bombal

David Bombal (CCIE #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003. David has the highest rated and most popular course in the GNS3 Academy: SDN and OpenFlow Introduction.

David's software tools and training have been downloaded +100,000 times. Many thousands of engineers like you use his tools and training on a regular basis.

David has developed over 20 courses for HP which are used worldwide. These include multiple SDN courses and HP ASE certification courses (4 day Instructor led training).

David's YouTube videos have been viewed +1 million times.

David has been training Cisco and networking courses for 15+ years and has delivered instructor led courses in various countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to CCIE.

He has also personally developed Cisco engineer utilities such as the VPN Config Generator, software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConfigTerm/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidbombal

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidbombal



GNS3 Academy Curriculum


  Welcome
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  GNS3 Overview
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  GNS3 Hardware requirements
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  Emulated versus Simulated devices
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  IOS Image selection
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  UPDATED CONTENT: Downloading VIRL images
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  UPDATED CONTENT: GNS3 2.0 ESXi, GNS3 VM and KVM support - leverage servers and the cloud
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  UPDATED CONTENT: Cisco ASAv
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  Troubleshooting Part 1: View this first
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  Troubleshooting Part 2: Memory and router crashes
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  IMPORTANT: Recommendations (GNS3 VM versus Dynamips)
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  GNS3 VM - what should I download?
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  GNS3 VMware VM
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  GNS3 GUI Part 2: Projects
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  GNS3 GUI Part 3: Snapshots
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  VPCS - lightweight PCs
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  Cisco IOS router as a Frame Relay switch
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  Solarwinds Free Tools
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  Thank you and please give feedback
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Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I get IOS images for GNS3 Training?
To source IOS images, you need to have these prerequisites met. A valid Cisco product that came with a CD that contains the IOS software An .iso burning device to extract the contents off of the licensed software and place that raw data into a folder You will now locate the IOS file that usually is named based on the software's "train" number. It's quite long and you need to reference that file when you configure GNS3 Have GNS3 downloaded and installed with no errors. When that is complete, you go into the 'Edit' and 'Preferences' section. Alternatively you can either download from the Cisco website using your CCO account provided you have a valid service contract or extract an IOS image (i.e. using TFTP) from a router you have access.
Is this course sponsored by GNS3?
David has worked with the GNS3 developers to ensure the content presented in the course matches the essentials that you need to learn about the software. This course will be constantly updated as the GNS3 team updates the software going forward.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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