Hi Ronnie/Don, am ready to take my ccnp switch exam and I want to get my own home lab setup and running before I start my Tshoot study. Can you kindly help me check this listing on ebay.(https://www.ebay.com/itm/181701655498?ul_noapp=true) and give your candid advice? I have also requested 2 IP Phones to be added. My plan is to use these same devices for security cert and add a dedicated server along the line. In addition, I want the lab to have ccie R&S capability but not really taking the exam. By the way, what do you mean by "you can also consider rack rentals in which you'll access them in the cloud" in your reply to Khan.
Finally, I have read a lot of this and that about newbies setting up their own home lab and get confused at some point so I decided to seek your advice and strictly stick with it. I would really appreciate your assistance.